Pre-Kindergarten and Preschool
Mrs. Wascha is the preschool teacher for 3-year-olds at OLQM. She first began assisting in the preschool/Pre-K classroom in 2013 before teaching in her own classroom last year. Mrs. Wascha attended Catholic schools her entire life including St. Pius X Elementary School and Powers Catholic High School, both in Flint. From there she attended Aquinas College, in Grand Rapids, and finally, went on to finish her teaching certification at Madonna University, in Livonia. She graduated from Aquinas with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a minor in elementary education. Mrs. Wascha resides in Bloomfield Hills with her husband and three children. Her daughter came through OLQM’s Pre-K program and her son currently attends Pre-K. She is a parishioner at OLQM and her children are involved in the Faith Formation program.
Mrs. Jones has taught students from preschool through third grade for more than 30 years. She taught preschool and first grade at OLQM, from 1988 through 1998, before transferring to Fraser Public Schools for the following 14 years. She returned to OLQM in 2012, teaching kindergarten for three years. She is currently the pre-kindergarten teacher in the school’s Early Childhood Program. Mrs. Jones has a B.S. in speech and language pathology with minors in elementary education and elementary math, from Western Michigan University. She worked as a speech clinician before beginning her career as a classroom teacher. She received her master of art in teaching (M.A.T.) degree, in reading, from Oakland University. She has three adult children, all of whom are K-8 graduates of OLQM. Mrs. Jones and her husband live in Troy.
The goal of our state licensed Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten programs is to provide age-appropriate activities that establish the foundation for a lifetime love of learning. Our Lady Queen of Martyrs provides a Christ-centered environment which offers active learning experiences that nurture the spiritual, social-emotional, intellectual and physical development of each child.
Our curriculum includes: religion, language development, math and reading readiness, art, science, social studies and music- all integrated within thematic units. Our Preschool, Pre-K and Kindergarten work as a cohesive unit designed to develop skills necessary for a smooth transition from one level to the next.
Pre-School 3 Year Old
(M/W/F) 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Pre-Kindergarten 4, 5 Year Old
(M/W/F) 8:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Half Day
(M/W/F) 8:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Full Day
(M-F) 8:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Half Day
(M-F) 8:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Full Day