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 Holy Name Catholic School calendar for days off. Five full day or three 1/2 day options are available (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday).

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: Technology and Physical Education.
  • Before and after school child care with extended hours (7:30am -5:00pm).
  • 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

  • Jackie Wiltzius

    Preschool Teacher

  • Cathy VanDrese

    Preschool Teacher, Technology, Art & Physical Education

  • Holy Name Catholic School - Escanaba, MI

    Donna Soltis

    Aide

  • Lisa Tryan

    Aide

Jackie Wiltzius

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 four children, Claire, Henry, Connor and Autumn. She also has a Brittany Spaniel dog named Zoey. In her free time, she enjoys camping and crafting.

Cathy VanDrese

Preschool Teacher, Technology, Art & Physical Education

Holy Name Catholic School - Escanaba, MI

Donna Soltis

Aide

Lisa Tryan

Aide

Kindergarten Teachers and Staff

  • Holy Name Catholic School - Escanaba, MI

    Cori Towns

    Kindergarten Teacher

  • Victoria LaMarche

    Victoria LaMarche

    Readiness Kindergarten Teacher

  • Katy Wery

    Readiness Kindergarten Teacher

  • Patti LaCrosse

    Aide & Little Lambs

  • Amy LaMarche

    Aide & Little Lambs

  • Trisha DeGrand

    Aide

  • Marlene McNamee

    Kindergarten Teacher

  • Grandma Ione

    Aide

Holy Name Catholic School - Escanaba, MI

Cori Towns

Kindergarten Teacher

Victoria LaMarche

Victoria LaMarche

Readiness Kindergarten Teacher

This is my first year as a lead teacher at Holy Name, but I have had many wonderful opportunities to gain experience while working toward this goal. Some include working as the teacher’s aide, substitute teaching, being the lead teacher for specials, a lead teacher at a local daycare, and a director at a local daycare. I have completed my associates degree in Early Childhood Education through Bay College and am currently working on my bachelors degree through LSSU. I am married to Louis LaMarche and we have just adopted our first child Norman. I am very excited to start this new journey with the amazing students and staff at Holy Name.

Katy Wery

Readiness Kindergarten Teacher

Katy joined the Holy Name Family in August of 2019. She has more than 20 years of experience working with children 0-5 years of age.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, working out and being outside.

Patti LaCrosse

Aide & Little Lambs

Amy LaMarche

Aide & Little Lambs

Trisha DeGrand

Aide

Marlene McNamee

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.

Grandma Ione

Aide