Welcome to Preschool! Jeremiah 29:11- For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and hope.

MWF 3-4 Full Day


8:25-8:35 Arrival/ Check-In

8:35-8:55 Free Choice/ Centers

8:55-9:15 Gym/ Outside

9:15-9:30 Morning Routine (Jobs/Calendar)

9:30-10:00 Bathroom/ Snack

10:00-10:30 Letter of the Week/Story

10:30-11:30 Daily Activities/Centers

11:30-12:00 Jesus Time

12:00-12:30 Lunch

12:30-1:30 Rest

1:30-2:20 Read, Write, Draw: Journals

2:20-2:40 Gym/Outside

2:40-3:00 Clean Up/Pack Up/ Dismissal

** Schedule Varies on Wednesday morning to accomdoate Chapel from 9:15-9:30




Mrs. Southern and Mrs. Safran’s Preschool Class Calendar:  2021-2022

Monday, August 30: Parent Orientation- Worship Center 6:30pm

Wednesday, September 1: Open House (Sign up for time slot) 11:30-2:45

Wednesday, September 8: First day of school

Friday, September 17: Book Order Due

NO SCHOOL Monday, September 27:  Teacher Professional Development

Monday, October 4: School Pictures

Friday, October 8: Book Order Due

NO SCHOOL- Fall Break Wednesday, October 13 and Friday, October 15

Tuesday, November 2: Picture Re-Takes 8:30 am- 11:00am

Friday, November 12: Book Order Due

November 19-21, Tentative Dates for Barnes & Noble Book Fair

NO SCHOOL- Thanksgiving Break Nov. 22-26

Monday, December 13: Christmas Party 1:30pm-3:00pm

NO SCHOOL:  Wednesday, December 15 Parent Teacher Conferences

NO SCHOOL: Christmas Break Friday, December 17- Friday January 31

Resume school: Monday, January 3, 2022

Friday, January 14: Book Order Due

NO SCHOOL- Monday, January 17: Teacher Professional Development

Friday, February 4: Bowling Field Trip 12:15pm-2:00pm

Monday, February 14: Valentine Party 1:30 pm- 3:00 pm

Friday, February 18: Book Order Due

NO SCHOOL- Monday, February 21 Winter Break

Friday, March 11: Book Order Due

NO SCHOOL- Spring Break Monday April 4- Friday April 8

Wednesday, April 13: Easter Party 1:30pm-3:00pm

NO SCHOOL- Friday, April 15: Good Friday

NO SCHOOL- Monday, April 18: Easter Break

Friday, April 22: Book Order Due

Wednesday, May 4: Nature Center Field Trip 12:30pm-1:30pm

Monday, May 23: Class Picnic 1:30-3:00

Friday, May 27: Closing Service

Book orders are due:

Friday, September 17, 2021

Friday, October 8, 2021

Friday, November 12, 2021

Friday, January 14, 2021

Friday, February 18. 2021

Friday, March 11, 2021

Friday, April 22, 2021

Meet the Teacher and the Assistant

Kate Southern – Lead Teacher

My name is Kate Southern. I am married to Tom, my husband of 12 years. We have been members at Immanuel since 2009. I am the mother of four children. Emma (18 1/2) and Carter (16), are my stepchildren.  We affectionately refer to as “the bigs”. Emma attends Macomb Community College and Carter will be a junior at Dakota during the 2021-2022 school year. Caraline (10 1/2) and Coleton (8) are our youngest, and we refer to them as “the littles”. Caraline will be in 5th grade for the 2021-2022 school year at Immanuel and Coleton will be in 3rd grade.   I graduated from Michigan State University in 2004 with a BA in Psychology. After working as a preschool assistant at Tutor Time in Okemos and then as a paraprofessional in Bloomfield Hills, I returned to graduate school at Wayne State University to pursue a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. I graduated in 2010 and completed my clinical fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. I am a Michigan licensed speech-language pathologist and continue to work part time providing private speech therapy through my own company, Speech and Learning Together, LLC.   I have assisted Mrs. Clor and Mrs. Sell in the 4 year old and 3 year old programs before becoming a lead teacher of 3’s.  2021-2022 will be my 6th year at Immanuel.  I will be teaching a full day MWF 3-4 blended class.  I am so thankful that the Lord has led me to this opportunity to teach at Immanuel. I truly love working with children and am so excited to share the love of Jesus with your preschoolers.

Becky Safran- 3 Year Old Assistant Teacher

My name is Becky Safran. I am very excited to continue to work with children and families here at Immanuel. I have been married to Matt for 20 years and we live in Clinton Township. We have three children, all of whom attend(ed) school here at Immanuel. My son Luke is in 12th grade, my son Noah is in 9th grade, and my daughter Leah is in 7th grade for the 2021-2022 school year. We also have two dogs named Penny and Parker. In my free time, I enjoy attending my children’s sporting events, reading, and spending time with family and friends. I assisted Carol Shull in 3 year old preschool program for two years.  I have teamed up with Kate, this will be our 4th year together, my 6th year at Immanuel.  This is the first year we will be working Monday, Wednesday, and Friday full day together. I am also assisting Cristina Vloch in the 3 year old afternoon program as well as Sandra Clor in the 4 year old am program on Tuesdays and Thursdays this school year.