4-Year-Old Class

  • Our classroom is a warm and loving place with teachers who work alongside families to encourage growth in our children across many facets: faith in Jesus, social skills, and Kindergarten readiness, with an emphasis on early literacy skills, such as rhyming and beginning sounds. We focus on treating both adults and children with respect and kindness. Children spend their mornings developing through exploration and discovery. We find joy in our stories, crafts, songs, snacks, and celebrating each others’ successes.

    Students will:

    • Learn to write their name.
    • Learn letters and their sounds.
    • Follow specific directions.
    • Create and discover through all five senses.
    • Pray and sing daily.
    • Learn about Jesus.
    • Work independently and cooperatively.
    • Feel a sense of confidence in their abilities.
    • Enjoy school.
  • 5-Day Program

    • Age Requirement
      Age 4 by December 1 of School Year
    • Class Size
      16 Students
    • Student/Teacher Ratio
      8 to 1
    • Days
      Monday - Friday
    • Class Times
      9:30 a.m. - Noon
    • Payment Plans
      Tuition costs are available on our enrollment page.
  • 3-Day Program

    • Age Requirement
      Age 4 by February 28 of School Year
    • Class Size
      16 Students
    • Student/Teacher Ratio
      8 to 1
    • Days
      Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    • Class Times
      9:15 - 11:45 a.m.
    • Payment Plans
      Tuition costs are available on our enrollment page.
  • Register for Preschool

    Sample Daily Schedule

    8:55 a.m. // Doors Open

    The main school doors are open from 8:50 – 9:05 a.m. Doors to the classroom open at 8:55. Help your child place their belongings in their cubby, get a hug or high five from the teacher, and head into the classroom. Be sure to check the board in the drop-off area for any announcements about the day.

    9 - 9:50 a.m. // Art, Free Play, Job Chart, Attendance

    Students get their day started with an art project and some free play. Teachers work with individual students throughout this time. Everyone finds out their job for the day as well help our classroom run smoothly.

    9:50 - 10 a.m. // Clean Up

    It’s time to transition to a new activity, but first we need to make sure our classroom is neat and tidy. Everyone helps put toys and supplies away.

    10 - 10:15 a.m. // Circle Time

    We will pray together, say the Pledge of Allegiance, and do our calendar activities. We also work on literacy and math in our circle.

    10:15 - 10:30 a.m. // Music, Bible, Chapel

    Time to sing some songs and learn about God!

    10:30 - 10:55 a.m. // Gym or Outside Time

    If the weather is nice, we’ll play outside on our all-natural playground. If not, it’s off to the gym for fun with trikes, balls, running and more.

    10:55 a.m. // Bathroom Break

    Time to take a bathroom break on our way back to the class. Don’t forget to wash your hands!

    11 - 11:15 a.m. // Snack

    Each day, one of our students brings a snack to share with the class. What will you bring?

    11:15 - 11:30 a.m. // Story and Daily Review

    We end with a story and talk about all the fun things we did and learned today. Almost time to head home!

    11:30 a.m. // Dismissal

    Time to greet our parents with a big hug and head home. Don’t forget to take the materials from your cubby!

    4-Year-Old Teaching Team

    • Jaime Christ
      Head Teacher, 4-Year-Olds (5 Day)

      Jaime Christ

      Head Teacher, 4-Year-Olds (5 Day)

      Jaime Christ holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Concordia University – Chicago in Elementary Education.  She has previously taught in Texas and Ohio and also worked as a service coordinator for children with disabilities. She loves teachings preschoolers!  Jaime lives in Tonawanda with her husband Jason and her three young children.

      Personal Info and Fun Facts:
      • Experience:
        11 Years
      • Favorite Color:
        Green
      • Favorite Children’s Book:
        We Are in a Book by Mo Willems
      • Favorite Food:
        Pomegranates
      • Favorite Ice Cream:
        Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey (Banana and Chocolate)
      • Favorite Season:
        Spring
      • Hometown:
        Cleveland, OH
      • Pets:
        2 Cats (Sydney and Freckles)
      • Hobbies:
        Writing, Finding fun places to explore in Buffalo
      • Family:
        Married with 3 kids
    • Joy Coughlin
      Assistant Teacher, 4-Year-Olds (5 Day)

      Joy Coughlin

      Assistant Teacher, 4-Year-Olds (5 Day)

      Joy became a part of First Trinity Preschool in 2016. She feels very blessed to be a part of the First Trinity family and really loves her job. Joy lives in Tonawanda with her husband Todd and their four children.

      Personal Info and Fun Facts:
      • Experience:
        4 Years
      • Favorite Color:
        Green
      • Favorite Children’s Book:
        We Are In a Book by Mo Willems
      • Favorite Food:
        French Fries
      • Favorite Ice Cream:
        Chocolate Peanut Butter
      • Favorite Season:
        Autumn
      • Hometown:
        Grand Island
      • Pets:
        1 dog, Holly
      • Hobbies:
        Cooking, Spending Time with Family/Kids
      • Family:
        Married with 4 kids (2 sons, 2 daughters)
    • Julianne Kropczynski
      Head Teacher, 4-Year-Olds (3 Day)

      Julianne Kropczynski

      Head Teacher, 4-Year-Olds (3 Day)

      Julianne knew First Trinity Preschool was a special place from the moment her younger two boys started school there in 2014. She soon began working as a substitute teacher as needed and then on a more long-term basis during the 2018 -2019 school year. It confirmed to her a calling to be a teacher. Julianne feels incredibly blessed to be an official part of the staff as of 2019 and hopes she can share the light and love of Christ that the school has always shown to her family.

      When not teaching, Julianne can be found at the YMCA as a group exercise instructor or trying to keep up with her three crazy boys! Julianne lives in Tonawanda with her husband, Rob, their children and their dog, Maggie.

      Personal Info and Fun Facts:
      • Experience:
        3 Years
      • Favorite Color:
        Purple
      • Favorite Children’s Book:
        The Elephant and  Piggie Book Series; Tumanji
      • Favorite Food:
        Anything in the dessert category! Also fruit. 🙂
      • Favorite Ice Cream:
        Oreo or Moosetracks
      • Favorite Season:
        Fall
      • Hometown:
        Buffalo, NY
      • Pets:
        Maggie, our 3-year-old German Shepherd
      • Hobbies:
        Fitness/Exercise, Crafts, Drawing, watching Star Wars and Marvel movies with my boys.
      • Family:
        My wonderful husband, Rob, since 2007, three energetic, fun-loving boys, two of which have gone to First Trinity Preschool!
    • Tracy Bramwell
      Assistant Teacher, TTh 2 - and MWF 4-Year-Olds

      Tracy Bramwell

      Assistant Teacher, TTh 2 - and MWF 4-Year-Olds

      Tracy had wanted to be a teacher since Kindergarten but it took her a while to get there. Never give up on your dreams! She is an avid Bills fan who also likes reading and nature. She loves Vacation Bible School, First Trinity, Jesus and her family and close friends.

      Personal Info and Fun Facts:
      • Experience:
        23 Years
      • Favorite Color:
        Blue
      • Favorite Children’s Book:
        Ira Sleeps
      • Favorite Food:
        Peaches
      • Favorite Ice Cream:
        Peanut Butter
      • Favorite Season:
        Summer
      • Hometown:
        Avon, Ohio
      • Hobbies:
        Jigsaw Puzzles, Reading
      • Family:
        Married