The Plainfield Christian Church
Preschool Program


We offer various ways for your little one to learn on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 am-12:00 pm for PCC's Preschool programs.


Pre-Kindergarten
Age 4

Preschool
Age 3

Mom's Day Out
Age 2


 

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PCC Preschool Staff

Our teachers and staff are chosen for their high moral standards, stability, and their desire to work with and nurture children. All of our lead teachers have college degrees with a special interest in early childhood development, attend regular teaching training sessions, and are CPR-certified. 

Barb received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Indiana University and is a Certified Public Accountant. She also holds a Master’s degree in Elementary Education. Barb and her family have been members of PCC since 1995 and she has been the PCC Preschool Director since the school began in 2003. Barb is married to her High School sweetheart and has two grown children. Barb truly believes that an Iced Chai Tea Latte should be its own food group, and that wandering aimlessly through Target should be considered a profession.

Barb received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Indiana University and is a Certified Public Accountant. She also holds a Master’s degree in Elementary Education. Barb and her family have been members of PCC since 1995 and she has been the PCC Preschool Director since the school began in 2003. Barb is married to her High School sweetheart and has two grown children. Barb truly believes that an Iced Chai Tea Latte should be its own food group, and that wandering aimlessly through Target should be considered a profession.

Barb Smith
Preschool Director

Karen holds degrees in Child Development from Indiana State University and in Early Childhood Education from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College with additional Master’s work in Curriculum and Instruction at Indiana Wesleyan University. She is licensed in Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten education and worked with the Indiana Department of Education to develop the current Early Learning Foundations. Karen joined the Preschool staff in 2013. She and her husband have two grown daughters and five grandchildren; and, their family are active members in their church. Karen loves running (slowly) and participates in 5K races regularly solely to add to her medal collection. She and her husband also enjoy hiking and have a goal of one day visiting all 61 national parks.

Karen holds degrees in Child Development from Indiana State University and in Early Childhood Education from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College with additional Master’s work in Curriculum and Instruction at Indiana Wesleyan University. She is licensed in Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten education and worked with the Indiana Department of Education to develop the current Early Learning Foundations. Karen joined the Preschool staff in 2013. She and her husband have two grown daughters and five grandchildren; and, their family are active members in their church. Karen loves running (slowly) and participates in 5K races regularly solely to add to her medal collection. She and her husband also enjoy hiking and have a goal of one day visiting all 61 national parks.

Karen Guess
Preschool Teacher/Assistant Director

Megan graduated from the University of Indianapolis in 2007 with a degree in elementary and special education with an emphasis in reading. She was a K-4 special education teacher in IPS for 7 years and also coached their co-ed middle school soccer team. Following teaching, she was blessed with the opportunity to stay home and raise her two children Ayva and Isaac. Megan grew up going to PCC and her and her husband are now raising their children in the church, while serving together with PCC Kids. When she’s not visiting all the local toddler entertainment facilities, Megan enjoys working out at Orange Theory.

Megan graduated from the University of Indianapolis in 2007 with a degree in elementary and special education with an emphasis in reading. She was a K-4 special education teacher in IPS for 7 years and also coached their co-ed middle school soccer team. Following teaching, she was blessed with the opportunity to stay home and raise her two children Ayva and Isaac. Megan grew up going to PCC and her and her husband are now raising their children in the church, while serving together with PCC Kids. When she’s not visiting all the local toddler entertainment facilities, Megan enjoys working out at Orange Theory.

Megan Burford
Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Abigail Carter graduated from Hanover College in 2004 with a BS in Elementary Education and Social Work. She taught Kindergarten in Carmel for 9 years and has been a PCC Pre-K teacher since 2014. Abigail is married to Devin & God blessed their family through adoption with two little boys- Dane & Grey. Because she is surrounded by boys, Abigail enjoys reading in a room by herself, frequent trips to Starbucks & any type of reality television...no judging!

Abigail Carter graduated from Hanover College in 2004 with a BS in Elementary Education and Social Work. She taught Kindergarten in Carmel for 9 years and has been a PCC Pre-K teacher since 2014. Abigail is married to Devin & God blessed their family through adoption with two little boys- Dane & Grey. Because she is surrounded by boys, Abigail enjoys reading in a room by herself, frequent trips to Starbucks & any type of reality television...no judging!

Abigail Carter
Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Dawn holds a degree in Early Childhood Education and has spent her entire professional career in this field. She has worked with children in a variety of settings, from being a Bible Class Teacher, Preschool Teacher, Youth Programming Director, to her favorite, being a Mommy! Dawn and her husband have two elementary age children and are active members of their church. In her free time, Dawn enjoys spending time with her family, bike riding, reading, shopping, and volunteering within her community. Dawn joined the Preschool staff in 2015.

Dawn holds a degree in Early Childhood Education and has spent her entire professional career in this field. She has worked with children in a variety of settings, from being a Bible Class Teacher, Preschool Teacher, Youth Programming Director, to her favorite, being a Mommy! Dawn and her husband have two elementary age children and are active members of their church. In her free time, Dawn enjoys spending time with her family, bike riding, reading, shopping, and volunteering within her community. Dawn joined the Preschool staff in 2015.

Dawn Hetzler
Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Kalee Taylor graduated from University of Indianapolis in 2007 with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and is also licensed as a Reading Specialist. She taught as a Title I Reading Teacher in Wayne Township for ten years. Since then, she has been a stay at home mom for two years. Kalee is married to Ricky and has two daughters; Remy and Ryah. A perfect day for Kalee would be spent on the beach, in the sunshine, drinking sweet tea with family.

Kalee Taylor graduated from University of Indianapolis in 2007 with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and is also licensed as a Reading Specialist. She taught as a Title I Reading Teacher in Wayne Township for ten years. Since then, she has been a stay at home mom for two years. Kalee is married to Ricky and has two daughters; Remy and Ryah. A perfect day for Kalee would be spent on the beach, in the sunshine, drinking sweet tea with family.

Kalee Taylor
Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Megan graduated from Marian University in 2008 with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Education. She is licensed in K-12 art, science, and social studies. She taught middle school science for Mooresville Schools for five years. Megan grew up at PCC. She lives in Mooresville with her husband Kyle, son Cole, and daughter Sydney. Megan began teaching at PCC Preschool in 2015. Megan loves a good vanilla latte and a walk through the woods with her family on a sunny day!

Megan graduated from Marian University in 2008 with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Education. She is licensed in K-12 art, science, and social studies. She taught middle school science for Mooresville Schools for five years. Megan grew up at PCC. She lives in Mooresville with her husband Kyle, son Cole, and daughter Sydney. Megan began teaching at PCC Preschool in 2015. Megan loves a good vanilla latte and a walk through the woods with her family on a sunny day!

Megan Westrick
Preschool Teacher

Gina received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Franklin College. She then earned a middle school math endorsement and taught 7th and 8th grade math at Avon Middle School South for seven years. After having her second child, she had the opportunity to stay home with her boys, Vance and Carter. Gina began her career with the Preschool in 2019. If she is not maintaining their home zoo comprised of four different species of animals with her husband Ben, Gina can be found at PCC, Brentwood Elementary, where she serves on the PTO, or enjoying an overly long meal at Chick-fil-A.

Gina received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Franklin College. She then earned a middle school math endorsement and taught 7th and 8th grade math at Avon Middle School South for seven years. After having her second child, she had the opportunity to stay home with her boys, Vance and Carter. Gina began her career with the Preschool in 2019. If she is not maintaining their home zoo comprised of four different species of animals with her husband Ben, Gina can be found at PCC, Brentwood Elementary, where she serves on the PTO, or enjoying an overly long meal at Chick-fil-A.

Gina Grimes
Preschool Teacher

Amy began serving as a member of the Preschool staff in 2003. Amy and her husband Austin are active members at PCC, along with their four children. Amy currently serves as a worship leader for Preschool Praise on Sundays, as well as the Treehouse Coordinator. She spends most of her free time outdoors, and she feels the world would be a better place with a little more glitter.

Amy began serving as a member of the Preschool staff in 2003. Amy and her husband Austin are active members at PCC, along with their four children. Amy currently serves as a worship leader for Preschool Praise on Sundays, as well as the Treehouse Coordinator. She spends most of her free time outdoors, and she feels the world would be a better place with a little more glitter.

Amy Hacker
Mom's Day Out Teacher

Stacey attended St. Leo University before going into the US Air Force in 2000. She continues to serve in the Air Guard as a Master Sergeant. Stacey and her husband Thomas live in Avon with their five children. She has been a member of PCC since 2008 and serves as a sponsor with the middle school girls at Pier 14 Student Ministries. Stacey joined the Preschool in 2011. Stacey believes that being a Preschool Teacher is a lot like being a rock star: You work hard to keep the attention of a distracted crowd, your fans get super excited when they see you in public, and Groupies line up to follow you everywhere. However, you wouldn’t trade the smiles for the world!

Stacey attended St. Leo University before going into the US Air Force in 2000. She continues to serve in the Air Guard as a Master Sergeant. Stacey and her husband Thomas live in Avon with their five children. She has been a member of PCC since 2008 and serves as a sponsor with the middle school girls at Pier 14 Student Ministries. Stacey joined the Preschool in 2011. Stacey believes that being a Preschool Teacher is a lot like being a rock star: You work hard to keep the attention of a distracted crowd, your fans get super excited when they see you in public, and Groupies line up to follow you everywhere. However, you wouldn’t trade the smiles for the world!

Stacey Greening
Mom's Day Out Teacher

 

Questions?

Contact Barb!
bsmith@plainfieldchristian.com | 317.707.3839


We recognize the importance of the formative early years

"As a parent, you want to see your children have every opportunity to grow socially, academically, and spiritual—which is the type of environment PCC Preschool offers."

-Chad and Amanda Hauskins