St. Mary's Early Childhood

Early Learners | Age 2
8:00 am – 11:00 am
Preschool | Age 3
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Pre-Kindergarten | Age 4
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Extended Day for Early Learners, Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten
11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. or
11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Early Childhood Development - Joplin Area Catholic Schools

St. Mary’s Early Childhood

St. Mary’s Early Childhood program nurtures and educates the whole child: heart, mind, body, and soul. Children who are 2 years old by August 1 may enroll in our Early Learners program. Children 3 years old by August 1 may enroll in our Preschool program, and children who are 4 years old by August 1 may enroll in our Pre-Kindergarten program. Our Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten programs are taught by certified educators who are passionate about children and teaching, and who help our students find joy in learning.

Our classrooms are filled with excitement, curiosity, and discovery. Our Christian-based curriculum features engaged instruction, hands-on learning activities, structured and purposeful play, and a caring, compassionate atmosphere that allows each child to shine.

For more information and to schedule a tour, please contact St. Mary’s Principal, Joanne Lown, at (417) 623-1465 or jlown@jacss.org.

  • Our Early Learners program is available for children to participate in a Monday, Wednesday, and Friday schedule or a Tuesday and Thursday schedule. Children also have the opportunity to attend five days a week and enjoy an Extended Day offering.
  • Enroll your child in Preschool for the Monday, Wednesday, and Friday schedule or the five-day Monday through Friday option. Extended Day is available for these children.
  • We also offer Pre-Kindergarten classes for children who are 4 years old for the 5-day a week program. Extended Day is available.
  • View the lunch menu online for students.

Early Childhood Faculty & Staff

Teresa Scheuerman : Early Learners Teacher
Teresa ScheuermanEarly Learners Teacher tscheuerman@jacss.org
Teresa Scheuerman : Early Learners Teacher

Teresa Scheuerman

Early Learners Teacher

Email: tscheuerman@jacss.org
Phone: (417) 623-1465

Additional Duties: Teach Spanish to Early Learners, Pre-school & Pre-K

Favorite Saint: St. Mary

Favorite Feast Day: St. Francis

Pamela Black : Preschool Teacher, Librarian
Pamela BlackPreschool Teacher, Librarian pblack@jacss.org
Pamela Black : Preschool Teacher, Librarian

Pamela Black

Preschool Teacher, Librarian

Email: pblack@jacss.org
Phone: (417) 623-1465

Classes: K-5

Degrees and Certifications: BS - Elementary Education, Minor – Special Education - Adams State University

Professional Memberships: ILA

Recognitions: Outstanding Teacher - Diocese of Springfield Cape Girardeau

Favorite Saint(s): St. Mary, St. Francis

Favorite Feast Day: Feast of Immaculate Conception

Gay Currence : Pre-Kindergarten teacher
Gay CurrencePre-Kindergarten teacher gcurrence@jacss.org
Gay Currence : Pre-Kindergarten teacher

Gay Currence

Pre-Kindergarten teacher

Email: gcurrence@jacss.org
Phone: 417-623-1465

Gay holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Missouri.  Gay has a varied and rich education background helping students from nursery school age to 8th grade find the excitement and joy in learning, most recently as the Lower School science teacher at Thomas Jefferson.  Gay has three adult children and one precious grandson.

Carrie Cavitt : Early Childhood Director & Pre-K Teacher
Carrie CavittEarly Childhood Director & Pre-K Teacher ccavitt@jacss.org
Carrie Cavitt : Early Childhood Director & Pre-K Teacher

Carrie Cavitt

Early Childhood Director & Pre-K Teacher

Email: ccavitt@jacss.org
Phone: (417) 623-1465

Linda Hudson : Pre-K aide
Linda HudsonPre-K aide
Linda Hudson : Pre-K aide

Linda Hudson

Pre-K aide

Email:
Phone:

Clotilde Williams : Pre-Kindergarten Aide
Clotilde WilliamsPre-Kindergarten Aide
Clotilde Williams : Pre-Kindergarten Aide

Clotilde Williams

Pre-Kindergarten Aide

Email:
Phone: (417) 623-1465

Teresa Bracich : Pre-Kindergarten Aide
Teresa BracichPre-Kindergarten Aide
Teresa Bracich : Pre-Kindergarten Aide

Teresa Bracich

Pre-Kindergarten Aide

Email:
Phone: (417) 623-1465

Classes: Pre-K

Early Learners: Teresa Scheuerman is the Early Learners teacher.

  • Miss Teresa joined the St. Mary’s Early Learners program in the 2019-2020 school year.

Preschool: Pam Black

  • As the lead teacher of Preschool, Ms. Pam enjoys seeing the joy of children as they begin their educational journey.
  • Linda Hudson is the assistant teacher for the Preschool class.

Pre-Kindergarten: Gay Currence

  • Miss Gay joined St. Mary’s as a Pre-Kindergarten teacher for the 2020-2021 school year. 
  • Miss Clotilde serves as the aide in Miss Gay’s Pre-Kindergarten classroom.

Pre-Kindergarten: Carrie Cavitt

  • Miss Carrie Cavitt joined St. Mary’s as the Director of the Early Childhood program in the 2019-2020 school year. She is also the teacher of the Pre-Kindergarten class.
  • Miss Teresa Bracich serves as the aide in Miss Carrie’s Pre-Kindergarten classroom.

JACS Business Office
930 South Pearl Avenue
Joplin, MO 64801
417-624-5003

St. Mary's Elementary School
3025 South Central City Road
Joplin, MO 64804
417-623-1465

St. Peter's Middle School
931 South Byers Avenue
Joplin, MO 64801
417-624-5605

McAuley Catholic High School
930 South Pearl Avenue
Joplin, MO 64801
417-624-9320