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

  • Trisha DeGrand

    Preschool Aide

  • Jackie Wiltzius

    Full Day Preschool Teacher

  • Kathy Spreitzer

    Kathy Spreitzer

    Aide

Cathy VanDrese

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

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 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.

Kathy Spreitzer

Kathy Spreitzer

Aide

Kindergarten Teachers and Staff

  • Judy LaMarch

    Readiness Kindergarten Teacher

  • Katy Wery

    Readiness Kindergarten Teacher

  • Cindy Johnson

    Aide & Little Lambs

  • Patti LaCrosse

    Aide & Little Lambs

  • Amy LaMarche

    Aide & Little Lambs

  • Grandpa Richard

    Foster Grandparent

  • Marlene McNamee

    Development Kindergarten Teacher

  • Holy Name Catholic School - Escanaba, MI

    Julie Cooper

    Aide

  • Grandma Hope

    Aide

  • Grandma Ione

    Aide

  • Lisa Tryan

    Aide

Judy LaMarch

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.

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.

Cindy Johnson

Aide & Little Lambs

Patti LaCrosse

Aide & Little Lambs

Amy LaMarche

Aide & Little Lambs

Grandpa Richard

Foster Grandparent

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.

Holy Name Catholic School - Escanaba, MI

Julie Cooper

Aide

Grandma Hope

Aide

Grandma Ione

Aide

Lisa Tryan

Aide