Phone: (719) 495-5252 Ext. 5254
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Connie Schafer
Welcome to Stetson Preschool! My name is Connie Schafer and I love spending my days with 3, 4 and 5 year olds. My teaching experience includes teaching fourth grade for two years and preschool children for over 20 years. I have 2 years of experience working as a Family Advocate/Home Visitor where I worked with parents and children birth to age three. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Valley City State and a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Special Education from Minot State. Both Universities are located in North Dakota where I was born and raised prior to moving to Colorado in 2007.
My family consists of my wonderful husband, Andrew, who is also an educator at the high school level and three adult sons who are the best of friends; Samuel and Gabriel - who are twins and their older brother Noah. We enjoy hiking, watching football/participating in Fantasy Football, playing games, watching movies and spending time with family and friends.
Young children learn best through play. Our day consists of structured and unstructured activities along with small and large group learning. In preschool, we focus on academics that are age-appropriate such as colors, shapes, sorting, patterning, counting and number recognition and introducing the letters/phonological sounds of the alphabet. We use “Handwriting Without Tears” as we practice our writing each day. We use Creative Curriculum and take several weeks learning about different “studies” such as “Trees”, “Buildings”, “Clothing”, “Music” just to name a few. We also visit about certain themes throughout the year such as “Pete the Cat”, “Space”, “Winter Animals/Jan Bret”, “Spring Bugs”, etc. Not only do we work on your child’s academic, cognitive, motor and language development, but most importantly their social and emotional development.
If you have any questions or would like more information about our preschool program, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 719-495-5254.