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

Carey Adler-
Director

Carey is not a newcomer to education or to EHCP! Carey first served on the staff in 2014 as Lead Teacher in the 3-year-old class before advancing to leadership positions, including administrative and director responsibilities at other area centers. She returned to serve as Director of EHCP 2018-2019 before taking a sabbatical to spend time with family. We are delighted to welcome Carey back as Director and already see the school growing and advancing in positive ways!

Carey’s teaching philosophy integrates play-based learning, real-life experiences, standards-based curriculum, self-help skills, social and emotional development, love of literacy and a curiosity of people and our natural world – both near and far!

Carey is a dynamic, outgoing person whose passion for the importance of Early Childhood Education permeates her work. She is a problem-solver and charismatic leader who brings out strengths in others. Carey is organized, highly knowledgeable of licensing, quality standards, and enriching curriculum programs. Carey has written creative and engaging curriculum, developed strategies and systems for effective staffing and teaching teams, and has a commitment to whole child and family development.

Carey holds a Bachelor of Science in Forestry and Business, as well as a Masters in Elementary Education. She is both Level 4 Early Childhood Education and Director Certified by the State of Colorado, as well as multiple required and advanced level trainings and additional certifications.

The future of EHCP looks even brighter with Carey at the helm!

Carey Adler

Krissy Morrow-
Program Director, Teacher

We are delighted to announce that Krissy was voted the 2021 Top Preschool Teacher of Grand County! But of course, we already knew she was tops in our book! Krissy Morrow has enjoyed the beauty of Grand County for more than 19 years.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development from Appalachia State University, Boone, North Carolina.  Krissy brings 18+ years of valuable training and experience to her dual role of Lead Toddler Teacher and Program Director at Eternal Hills Christian Preschool.  Krissy is CPR and First Aid Certified, as well as Universal Precaution and Medication Administration trained. Krissy leads teacher development and curriculum planning, with specific focus on Creative Curriculum, the importance of play, and practices of mindfulness.  She also holds an Early Childhood Director Certification and is hailed as the queen of potty-training! Krissy and her husband of 14 years have two children (both graduates of EHCP) ages 13 and 9, as well as two boxers. Krissy loves cooking, reading, four-wheeling, soaking up the Colorado sunshine, and especially being a mother. 

Krissy Morrow

Kendall Britnell-
Pre-K

Kendall joined the EHCP Staff in 2021to open a new, multi-age level class for 3-5 year olds. She brings a great deal of enthusiasm and joy to her classroom, including everything from yoga to cultural studies and music! Kendall holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies, with a minor in Art, as well as a Masters in Teaching, and a Colorado K-6 Teaching Certification. She has taught Kindergarten, 3rd Grade, and worked as Pre-K -3rd Grade Science Specialty Teacher. Kendall is skilled in technology and data driven assessment and impact. She uses a combination of child-led Learning Centers, Small Group specialty learning focus in science, math, and reading, and Large Group social and academic learning to create an enriching and effective educational environment. Kendall is a joyful and spirited addition to our education team!

 

Kendall Britnell

Cierra Carrigan-
Toddler Assistant

Cierra joined our team part-time in 2020, moving to full-time in 2021 as an Assistant to Toddler 1 and 2 Classes. Cierra is an organized and caring spirit who rarely stops moving! She holds a Bachelor of Science in Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, earning recognition on the Dean’s List and Colorado State University Honors Program. Cierra has worked as an Interpretive Park Ranger in Rocky Mountain National Park, orienting children to the Junior Ranger Program, a Substitute Teacher in East Grand Schools, and a Summer Educator for both the Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon, Colorado, as well as the YMCA Camp Jones Gulch in La Honda, California. Her love of the environment and commitment to children’s education in science and ecosystem are a rare and valuable gift she brings to our school! She is currently completing her certification as a Lead Teacher in Early Childhood Education.

 

Cierra Carrigan

Christine Benson-
Pre-K Assistant

Christine’s gentle spirit and a caring heart brought her to EHCP! After working both in commercial banking and as a cake decorator and retail customer service, she followed her heart and her faith to work in childcare. Christine was successful teaching in a multi-age classroom at another local center, quickly bonding with staff and children. However, her desire was to teach in a faith-based environment, leading her to EHCP – and we couldn’t be more thankful! Christine has the patience of a saint and an authentic empathy for children and their parents. She is kind and children are naturally drawn to her, whether in conversations over lunch or while reading to small groups. Christine’s commitment to children and her faith shine in the classroom! EHCP is fortunate she found her way to our school!

 

Christine Benson