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Eternal Hills Preschool

Where we live the golden rule

Eternal Hills Christian Preschool
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Mission statement:

At Eternal Hills Christian Preschool we develop the whole child: Socially, intellectually, emotionally, spiritually and physically in a safe, welcoming and nurturing environment.

Students:

Our toddlers are ages 12 months (independently walking) to 35 months. We know that learning happens because of play and is supported by exploration of the world around us. So, we focus on outdoor activities (hikes, outdoor play), sensory activities, music, stories, gross motor play and a variety of other enriching programs.

We have two groups of preschoolers; 3-4 years of age (Caterpillars), and 4-5 years of age (Butterflies). Surrounded by love and creativity, our preschool children gain independence, build relationships, and develop fine and gross motor skills in a carefully designed age-appropriate environment. Children at this age are exposed to: Handwriting Without Tears, Incredible Years, and Author of the Month programs. In addition, they each are given a portfolio through the Teaching Strategies Gold website.

Highlights:

The children love to play and utilize the environment year-round. We explore outdoors on our four acres and play indoors in our fantastic space that includes a gross motor room!

  • Emphasis on The Golden Rule and a social/emotional curriculum
  • Programs include: Teaching Strategies Gold, The Incredible Years, Handwriting Without Tears, portfolios for each child and yearly screenings
  • Nondenominational
  • Weekly Chapel
  • Tuition scholarships available
  • Experienced teachers
  • Our year is broken into: One Fall Semester, One Spring Semester, and a Summer Program

Contact Us:

Eternal Hills Christian Preschool
Church of the Eternal Hills
100 Meadows Blvd
P.O. Box 300
Tabernash, CO 80478

preschool@eternalhills.org
970-887-3333 (Phone)
970-887-1035 (Fax)

Hours:

Open Monday - Thursday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Closed 4:30pm the second Thursday of the month for our staff meeting

Our Staff

Julia Macchione
Executive Director

  • Early Childhood Director
  • University of Colorado Boulder and Colorado State University Graduate (Bachelors in Physiology; Bachelors in Psychology; Masters in Teaching and Learning)
  • Certified to teach K-6 in the State of Colorado
  • CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Universal Precaution Trained
  • Medication Administration Trained
  • Certified in Pyramid Plus
  • Level IV CDA
  • Trained in Incredible Years
  • Have taught children and young adults
  • Married for three years; one daughter
  • Loves experiencing the beauty of Grand County: paddle boarding, skiing, hunting, swimming, and walks
  • Enjoys time with family, who are all in the valley!
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Krissy Morrow-
Program Director, Teacher

  • Early Childhood Director Qualified
  • CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Universal Precaution Trained
  • Medication Administration Trained
  • Attended Appalachian State University
  • Graduated with Bachelor’s Degree
  • Early childhood professional for 17+ years
  • Married 10+ years
  • 2 young children, and 2 Boxers
  • Grand County resident for 16 years
  • Loves cooking, reading, four wheeling and especially being a mother
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Carey Adler -
Preschool Teacher

  • Masters in Elementary Education
  • Bachelors of Science in Forestry
  • Pyramid Plus Approach trained
  • Incredible Years Curriculum trained
  • Cooking Matters for Child Care Professionals trained
  • Certified in CPR, First Aid, and Universal Precautions
  • Married for 7 years to my wonderful husband, Bryan
  • Mom to 5-year-old daughter, Jade
  • Love of nature and the outdoors: skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, hiking, kayaking and gardening
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Betsy Glavin -
Pre-K Teacher

  • Lyon College (Arkansas College) Graduate
  • Social Work major graduating Cum Laude
  • Group leader qualified
  • Incredible Years and Handwriting Without Tears trained
  • CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Universal Precaution Trained
  • Medication Administration Trained
  • I have been involved in Early Childhood Education for 17+ years
  • I have been married for 29 years to my wonderful, dedicated, hard-working husband, Reid
  • I have a 20+ year young daughter who is pursuing her dream of Theatre Acting & Directing
  • I love nature, wildlife, HIKING, snowshoeing, photography, music and spending time with friends
  • I am an advocate and volunteer for the Arthritis Foundation
  • I participate in fundraising for the Arthritis Foundation
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Kay Irvine -
Toddler Teacher

Credentials

  • 15 plus years of experience in Early Childhood Education
  • Preschool/Toddler Group Leader Qualified
  • CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Bachelors of Social Work from the University of Nebraska Lincoln-Omaha
  • Trained in Incredible Years, Pyramid Plus, and Handwriting With Out Tears

All About Me

  • A resident of Grand County for the past 25 plus years
  • Married to Andy Irvine…loving husband and accomplished bass guitarist
  • Pets: Sabrina….a.k.a. “Fuzzy” (dog), Simba (dog), Aspen (dog) Jenny (mule), Red (horse)
  • Animal and nature lover
  • Keyboardist/Vocalist…..enjoys music and gigs locally at restaurants, bars, and fundraisers
  • Plays piano at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Granby
  • Enjoys skiing, going for dog walks, photography, Nebraska football, watching the PBR (Professional Bull Riding) on TV, and spending time with family and friends

Favorite Thing About Teaching Toddlers

  • Seeing the world through the eyes of a toddler and sharing in their wonderment
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