About Pre-K

In PreK, one of our main goals is to prepare your child for a smooth
transition into kindergarten. With the help of a classroom aide, we’ll work on developing each child’s academic and social skills, while encouraging independence. Through engaging, hands-on activities, we hope to instill a lifelong love for learning in each of our students. We can’t wait to see how much our PreK friends grow and learn this year!

About Mrs. Swanson (formerly Ms. Kunkel)

Mrs. Swanson has been teaching Pre-K at Saint Ann for nearly 4 years.  She graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education and then taught preschool in Lakeview for two years.  She is certified to teach English as a New Language through the University of Notre Dame. Outside of the classroom, she spends a lot of time with friends and family. She also loves being outside and exploring Chicago.  

Ms. Kunkel’s Class Blog

About Ms. Ladikos

This is Ms. Ladikos’s first year at Saint Ann teaching Pre-K Blue.  Ms Ladikos is a graduate of Ohio University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood education.  She spent 3 years teaching 2nd grade and is proud to be following in her mother’s footsteps as she was a teacher for 38 years! Ms. Ladikos is passionate about teaching and can’t imagine doing anything else! 

 Early Childhood Handbook

To view our Early Childhood Handbook, click here.