Unity Preschool News

September - Week 1

Welcome Back

What a wonderful first week of preschool. We enjoyed the smiles, hugs and laughter of your children. Your children are a delight and it was a smooth opening. Thank you so much for all of the supplies (and many extras) that you provided. We will be using them throughout the year.

Unity Preschool Staff 2019-20

We are so excited to welcome Ms. Danielle (Two's), Ms. Jen (Three's) and Ms. Lauren (Three's) to our Preschool Staff.

Ms. Danielle: Danielle Vadell is working with Ms. Tee in the Two's classes. Ms. Danielle and her husband Tommy, have two boys. Her oldest son, Colton, (a Unity Preschool graduate) is in the first grade and her youngest son, Daxton, is in the Four's class at Unity. Ms. Danielle attended Southeaster Louisiana University. She has several years of child care experience and was most recently the Children's Coordinator at her church, New City Church.

Ms. Jen: Jen Prelog and her husband, Chad, both were born and raised in Milwaukee. Jen and Chad met in college at Whitewater University and have been married for almost 14 years. They have lived in several states in the last 11 years, including Florida, Ohio and North Carolina. They now reside in Fort Mill and have two children, Layla (9) and Nolan (6 - a Unity Preschool graduate), who both go to Doby's Bridge Elementary and are in 4th and 1st grade. Ms. Kelsey was Layla's 1st grade teacher. Ms. Jen subbed at Unity Preschool last year, so many of you will recognize her.

Ms. Lauren: Lauren Lochel is a very proud third generation native of Fort Mill. She met her husband, Matt, while studying to be a teacher at Winthrop University. While there she received her Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education and while teaching, she received her National Board Certification in Early and Middle Level Literacy. Lauren taught for 9 years in the Fort Mill School District (Kindergarten and 1st grade) before deciding to stay home with her children for a few years. Matt and Lauren have been married for 12 years and have two children, June and Hudson. June is in the 2nd grade (and a Unity Preschool graduate) and Hudson is in Kindergarten at Riverview Elementary. Lauren's family are very active members at Unity Presbyterian Church. On the weekends, they love to be outside walking the Greenway or around the neighborhood. Ms. Sarah, who worked with Ms. Kelsey at the end of last year, will be assisting Ms. Lauren in the Three's (Frogs) class this year.

Big picture

Top Row (Left to Right):

Ms. Tami and Ms. Heather: Four's (Fish)

Ms. Linda: Director

Ms. Tee and Ms. Danielle: Two's (Bees)

Ms. Maureen and Ms. Kellie: Four's (Owls)

Bottom Row (Left to Right):

Ms. Kelsey and Ms. Jen: Three's (Monkeys)

Ms. Sarah and Ms. Lauren: Three's (Frogs)


Tuition envelopes should be in your child's folder (except Two's who attended this past Tuesday - you will receive yours on 9/10). Tuition is always due on the 10th of each month.

Cash Payment: If you are paying by check or cash, enclose it in the tuition envelope and return it in your child's folder. Please mark "September" on the tuition envelope. Checks should be made payable to "Unity Preschool."

Credit Card Payment (Not Recurring): If you are paying by credit card, there is a link below. Please mark "September" on the tuition envelope and return it in your child's folder so we know that you have made the payment. These payments are made through our church business office, so we do not know that you paid by credit card unless you mark the box and return the envelope.

Credit Card Payment (Recurring Account): You may set up a monthly recurring credit card tuition payment. Please set up such payments for pay dates between the first and the tenth of each month. Remember that the end date is April if you made an August payment. If you choose this option, you will NOT receive a tuition envelope each month.


Child Information Form/Photo Release: If you have not done so already, please return the YELLOW child information form and photo release (on the back) that was in your parent packet.

Directory Information: If you have not done so already, please return the WHITE directory information form. I would like to have the information by the end of next week so I can have the directory available by October 1.

Folders: Each child received a plastic pocket folder with his/her name on it. Please keep those in the backpacks and check them each day. That is how our staff will communicate with you.

Car Line

Car Line: Morning and afternoon car line will begin next week for ALL classes. If you prefer to walk your child to the door to drop off or pick up, please stop at the outside doors and a staff member will meet your child. We begin unloading in the morning at 8:45 a.m. We begin loading for Two's and Three's at 11:55 a.m. and our Four's at 12:10 p.m.

Car Tags: If you need extra car tags, let us know. If you place your car tag in the window, be careful if you roll down your window. They like to eat car tags:)!


Outside Reminders: We go outside every day as long as it is not raining or too cold. Please apply sunscreen in the morning and wear tennis shoes/close-toed shoes and socks. We have a mulch playground and a sandbox and comfort is more important than fashion.

Specials (Music and Playball) will begin the week of September 16! The Bookmobile will be here for its first visit on Tuesday, September, 10 for our Three's and Four's.

Unity Preschool

Unity Preschool does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and other school-administered programs.