Preschool Information

Age Requirements

Children must be 3 years old by Sept. 1 to enroll.

Staffing Ratio

There is preschool enrollment limit of no more than 20 children per session.  The staff/child ratio is 1-10.

Schedule

The preschool year begins in September and continues through June.  Children are expected to enroll for the entire school year.  The preschool program follows the St. Stephen’s Catholic School calendar for days off.

Immunizations

An up-to-date immunization and medical report will be required by state licensing.  Forms will be provided prior to the beginning of the preschool year.

Transportation

Transportation to and from preschool is provided by the parents.

Preschool Handbook
Little Lambs Handbook

Kindergarten Information

Holy Name Kindergarten program is all day, everyday.

Why send your child to Holy Name Kindergarten?

  • We have small class sizes.
  • We are a safe and secure school.
  • Our Kindergarten curriculum includes additional classes such as: Art, Media, Technology, Physical Education and Music.
  • Before and after school child care with extended hours (6:00am -6:00pm).
  • More affordable than you may think!  Discover what other parents are talking about and download the enrollment packet, call and schedule a tour or speak to our staff to answer all of your questions.
Kindergarten Handbook

Preschool Teachers and Staff

  • Cathy VanDrese

    1/2 Day Preschool Teacher / Elementary Art, Tech & Gym Teacher

  • Katy Wery

    Full Day Preschool Teacher

  • Amy LaMarche

    Preschool Aide

  • Trisha DeGrand

    Preschool Aide

  • Jackie Wiltzius

    Full Day Preschool Teacher

  • Kathy Lepisto

    Aide

  • Kathy Spreitzer

    Kathy Spreitzer

    Aide

Cathy VanDrese

1/2 Day Preschool Teacher / Elementary Art, Tech & Gym Teacher

Katy Wery

Full Day Preschool Teacher

I joined the Holy Name Family in August of 2019. I have more than 20 years of experience working with children 0-5 years of age.  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, running, working out and being outside.

Amy LaMarche

Preschool Aide

Trisha DeGrand

Preschool Aide

Jackie Wiltzius

Full Day Preschool Teacher

Mrs. Wiltzius began working at Holy Name Catholic School in September of 2015. She has a Bachelor degree in Elementary Special Education from Northern Michigan University. She loves being able to share her faith with the students at Holy Name. Before working at Holy Name she worked at Super One Foods as a cashier / front end manager for many years before having the opportunity to start her teaching career at Holy Name. Her grandma Mary Ann Chouinard graduated from Holy Name High School in 1955. She is married to Joe and has three children, Claire, Henry and Connor. She also has a Brittany Spaniel dog named Zoey. In her free time, she enjoys camping.

Kathy Lepisto

Aide

Kathy Spreitzer

Aide

Kindergarten Teachers and Staff

  • Judy LaMarche

    Readiness Kindergarten Teacher

  • Cindy Johnson

    Aide

  • Patti LaCrosse

    Aide

  • Grandpa Richard

    Aide

  • Marlene McNamee

    Development Kindergarten Teacher

  • Holy Name Catholic School - Escanaba, MI

    Julie Cooper

    Aide

  • Grandma Hope

    Aide

  • Angie LaBay

    Development Kindergarten Teacher

  • Grandma Ione

    Aide

  • Lisa Tryan

    Aide

Judy LaMarche

Readiness Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. LaMarch began working at Holy Name Catholic School in the Fall of 2001. She has her Bachelor degree from Northern Michigan University. She says Holy Name is unique because Jesus is the center of the school and enjoys the students and faculty. Mrs. LaMarch is an alumnus of Holy Name as well as her three daughters Sara, Cindy and Kari. She has four grandchildren (Dustin, Zander, Burton and Kelbi, two of which attend Holy Name. She has three grand dogs and enjoys spending time with family, going kayaking, gardening and traveling. Mrs. LaMarch also enjoys playing jokes on her fellow colleagues.

Cindy Johnson

Aide

Patti LaCrosse

Aide

Grandpa Richard

Aide

Marlene McNamee

Development Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. McNamee began working at Holy Name Catholic School in the fall of 2009. She has her Bachelor degree from Northern Michigan University in Elementary Education with minors in Language and Science. Prior to working at Holy Name she was a teacher assistant at EAPS for ten years and continues to work part time at the Upper Peninsula State Bank. Her mother is an alumnus of Holy Name. She is married to Dan and has three children Mary Jo, Tom and Annie. They also have a large Brittany dog named Breccan. Mrs. McNamee enjoys spending time with family and friends and loves to read and learn new things.

Julie Cooper

Aide

Grandma Hope

Aide

Angie LaBay

Development Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. LaBay began working at Holy Name Catholic School in the fall of 2018. She has a Master degree in Education from Michigan State. Mrs. LaBay feels like she has been at Holy Name forever because everyone has been helpful, welcoming and lots of fun! Before joining Holy Name, she taught preschool for five years and was a childcare Director for nine years. Her aunt Mary Sherman is an alumnus of Holy Name. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for eighteen years and has two children Kassidy (13) and Keedan (7). Mrs. LaBay has two black labs Jack and Oakley and a cat Sagwa. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching her kids sports and riding side by sides. Every day is a new adventure!

Grandma Ione

Aide

Lisa Tryan

Aide