Fort Madison preschool helps children develop basic skills


Kathy McKillip teaches the 3-year-old preschool program, and Ramona Stevens teaches the 4-year-old program. The preschool teachers share a classroom since the 4-year-old program operates on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings and afternoons, and the 3-year-old program operates on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and afternoons.   

The preschool programs allow students to develop basic social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills. Many learning centers include dramatic play, computers, blocks, manipulatives (objects such as stringing beads and peg boards that students can use to work on fine motor skills), science, reading, art and opportunities for listening, which keep students active and interested throughout the day.   

Stevens and the 4-year-old preschool classes participated in an Easter egg hunt before Easter, despite the cold weather. The children enjoyed searching the playground for their Easter baskets that the Easter Bunny had hidden.  

McKillip and students in the 3-year-old program have been inspecting pinecones and rocks that were placed in the science center. Magnifying glasses are available for the children to inspect these objects.  


Both preschool classes are awaiting the arrival of butterfly larvae. Once the larvae arrive, the children will observe the changes caterpillars go through to become butterflies.  

Holy Trinity Preschool still has availability in the afternoon for the 3-year-old preschool class next school year.

Support The Catholic Messenger’s mission to inform, educate and inspire the faithful of the Diocese of Davenport – and beyond! Subscribe to the print and/or e-edition, or make a one-time donation, today!

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Posted on