Littlest Angels Preschool

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Littlest Angels Early Childhood Program

  • Mrs. Catherine Mitchell

    Preschool Director/Teacher

  • Mrs. Sherri Petrigac

    Preschool Teacher

  • Mrs. Melissa Yarmesch

    Preschool Teacher

  • Mrs. Erica Horman

    Preschool Instructional Aide

  • Mrs. Kris Mick

    Preschool Instructional Aide

  • Mrs. Becky Nettles

    Preschool Instructional Aide

Mrs. Catherine Mitchell

Preschool Director/Teacher

Mrs. Catherine Mitchell has had the privilege of teaching in the diocese of Cleveland for 20 years. After graduating from Bowling Green State University with a degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education, Catherine taught first and second grade at Saint John Bosco School before coming to Saint Ambrose to open Littlest Angels Preschool!  Catherine is the director of the preschool program as well as teaching four year old classes.  Catherine and her husband Dennis are active parishioners of Saint Ambrose and have three children.

Strengths: Empathy ~ Learner ~ Discipline ~ Developer ~ Maximizer

“I am blessed to be able to teach our little ones our faith as well as giving them the skills they need to be successful in kindergarten.  I enjoy being part of the parent’s journey to raising happy, healthy Christian children in a safe, loving and nurturing environment.”

Mrs. Sherri Petrigac

Preschool Teacher

Mrs. Sherri Petrigac has been in the field of Early Childhood for over 30 years. She completed her degree in 1989. She began teaching at LAPS eight years ago. Sherri and her husband are active members of Saint Ambrose Parish and the Day School. They have three children.

Strengths: Harmony ~ Developer ~ Empathy ~ Input ~ Maximizer

Mrs. Melissa Yarmesch

Preschool Teacher

I am blessed to have been a part of the St. Ambrose School family for the past eight years. I worked as a kindergarten aide for two years and then joined our Littlest Angels Preschool program as the four year old teacher. I am currently the teacher for the five year old/Enrichment class. I received my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education degree from Ohio University. Upon graduating, I had the opportunity to go back to the grade school I attended in Maple Heights where I taught kindergarten for four years.

My husband David and I have three wonderful children. We have lived in Brunswick for the past 17 years and are parishioners of St. Ambrose.

“I feel blessed that I can share in the joy and wonder of our Littlest Angels as they learn about Jesus’ love for them. The joy of teaching comes from seeing their hearts and minds grow every day.”

Strengths: Empathy ~ Harmony ~ Discipline ~ Deliberative ~ Restorative

Mrs. Erica Horman

Preschool Instructional Aide

Mrs. Erica Horman joined the Saint Ambrose staff as a third grade aide in 2014. The following year she became the sixth member of the LAPS team. Erica has a zest for life and a mind for science! When she is not playing with the children or making them laugh, Erica is teaching science lessons to all of the preschool classes in her lab coat and special goggles!

Erica and her husband are active members of Saint Ambrose and have three children

Strengths: Adaptability ~ Harmony ~ Responsibility ~ Empathy ~ Consistency

Mrs. Kris Mick

Preschool Instructional Aide

Mrs. Kris Mick joined our Saint Ambrose family in 2008 working in the lunchroom, Guardian Angels and anywhere she was needed! When we opened the 5 year old preschool program, Kris joined our preschool staff where she still enjoys working today. Kris’ favorite part of preschool are the children! Kris has a gift for making others feel loved and cared for! Kris and her husband are active members of Saint Ambrose parish and have two children.

Strengths: Harmony ~ Consistency ~ Positivity ~ Maximizer ~ Adaptability

Mrs. Becky Nettles

Preschool Instructional Aide

Bio to come!

Strengths: Developer ~ Achiever ~ Empathy ~ Adaptability ~ Connectedness

Preschool Contact Information

To report an absence or change in transportation,  or any information or needs regarding your child enrolled please call the Preschool Director.

Catherine Mitchell, Preschool Office/ Director- 330-460-7361.

For enrollment information, admissions, tours and prospective families please call our  Institutional Advancement and Admissions office.

Institutional Advancement and Admissions Office:  330-460-7318.

Our Mission:

Littlest Angels Preschool Mission Statement

Ever focused on each student’s faith formation, our teachers will apply new thinking and best practices in Early Childhood Education to empower our boys and girls to thrive in Kindergarten and beyond.

Angels in Training: Age 2

The Saint Ambrose “Angels in Training” Parent and Preschooler Program is a social, safe, fun learning experience that is an introduction to preschool for children and parents. The program is a wonderful way to bond with your little angels and other parents while bridging the gap between home and school before entering Littlest Angels Preschool in the following fall.  For 2 year old children with a parent or guardian.

Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. or Saturdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. (Saturday class offered during the spring session only.)
Two sessions available:  Fall/Winter Session (September-December)   Spring Session (February-May)

Download forms below. 2019-2020 forms will be available for download and Parish Life Center pickup on  January 14, 2019.

Littlest Angels Preschool: Ages 3 to Pre-K

Our Littlest Angels Preschool encourages the development of the mind, body and soul of young children. We believe every child is a precious gift from God.  Our program facilitates interaction with other children and adults, in an atmosphere of Christian love and concern, which promotes the healthy development of eac h child.

At Littlest Angels Preschool we prepare three, four, and five year-old children to:

  • Acquire foundational cognitive skills by learning through experiences in: Math, Science, Language, Social Sciences, Religion, Art, Music, physical movement, play and field trips.
  • Begin to develop an understanding of Christian values.
  • Use technology:  We have Chromebooks in the classroom and utilize Smart Board.
  • Effectively communicate and socialize with their peers.
  • Successfully transition to Kindergarten

Littlest Angels Preschool has a licensed teaching staff with over 75 years of combined teaching experience and provides enrichment opportunities from certified specialists.

*****Effective for the 2018-2019 School year.  Preschool children must be age 3 by August 1, 2018 to be eligible for preschool.  All children must also be potty trained.

Preschool Sessions

  • 3 year old, T/TH – 8:00am – 10:30 am
  • 3 year old, T/TH – 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
  • Pre K 4 year old, M/W/F – 8:00am – 10:30 am
  • Pre K 4 year old, M/W/F – 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
  • Pre K 5 year old, M – F –  8:00 am – 10:30 am

Pre K Enrichment Program Options

Five year old Pre K families ONLY choose below in addition to required morning class :

  • Pre K Enrichment, 5 days – 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
  • Pre K Enrichment, 4 days – 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
  • Pre K Enrichment, 3 days – 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
  • Pre K Enrichment, 2 days – 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
  • Pre K Enrichment, 1 day – 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Preschool Forms, Applications & Downloads:

  • 2018-2019 Forms will be available for download and pickup in the Parish Life Center on January 17, 2018.
  • Priority open enrollment begins January 17, 2018 for parish members.  Please see admissions page for detailed timeline.
  • Medina County Community Resources for Parents

2018-2019 Application, Tuition, ACH

  • Priority Enrollment for parish members for 2019-2020 begins January 13, 2019.
  • Open Enrollment begins February  2019, based on remaining space and availability.
  • Forms for 2019-2020 will be available online for download January 14, 2019.

Forms can be emailed to or returned to the school office.

Applications will be date and time stamped once all required forms and registration fee are turned in.

For more detailed  information please visit our Admissions tab on this website or contact our Institutional Advancement office at 330-460-7318.

Checklist & Handbook

Littlest Angels Preschool Curriculum Information and links

Please note that the skills and standards are introduced in a developmentally appropriate manner as determined by the preschool director and preschool staff members. We are purposeful in the scaffolding process in order to build upon these skills and concepts each year of your child’s preschool experience. Please understand that mastery of these concepts is not expected until kindergarten.