For more information, please contact Suntree Preschool Director, Chris Quavillon
Please Read this Important Message about Advent Lutheran Preschool at Suntree
After 32 amazing, wonderful years, our Preschool Director, Chris Quavillon, will be retiring to enjoy more well-deserved time with her family.
The positive impact Chris has had in the lives of hundreds of students is impossible to measure and she will certainly be missed by everyone here at Advent.
As things currently stand, Chris Quavillon is our director and one of our teachers. She covers all of the paperwork required by state and local laws, prepares and teaches VPK curriculum, and facilitates all of the logistics at the school (along with too many other duties to list here).
As we have come to understand, this is at least a full-time job and Chris is doing it for part-time pay. Mostly she is doing it because she loves the children and considers it a great blessing to be a part of shaping their lives.
In our consultations with experts in the preschool community and business, finding someone who would be willing to do what Chris does for what she receives in financial compensation is not realistic. According to their input, we would need to hire two people to replace Chris.
In order to hire two people to replace Chris we would have to either drastically raise preschool rates (because of the school’s small size) or expand the number of classrooms. In order to expand the number of classrooms we would need to renovate the current preschool building.
If we were going to try and do all of these things so that we could have a 2020-2021 preschool session, we would have to have them done within the next few months.
As we looked at the resources we have on hand, we realized (with great sadness) that this goal was not achievable.
During our Congregational Council meeting in February, we decided that this would be the best time to take a breath, and give our preschool ministry a “new birth”. So, we will be suspending our normal preschool class offerings at the end of the school year until further notice.
Using this next year to give us the needed “breathing space”, our plan is to hire a full-time preschool director, renovate and enhance the preschool building, expand our preschool staff, and put together a new and exciting faith-based curriculum that will keep our preschool at the forefront of Christian Preschool Education for the next generation of children looking to get a great start to a well-rounded education.
The pastors and Council believes that, for the long-term health of preschool ministry at Advent Lutheran Church, this new plan is the best option.
Please email Pastor Jeremy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text at 321-243-0356 with any questions.
Thank you and God Bless,
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