Our preschool program at North Mahaska creates a challenging, engaging, and diverse environment that uses a research-based curriculum. Knowing that early literacy, cognitive development, social-emotional development, and physical skills are key to a successful child, our preschool offers the support for growing minds. We encourage learning through hands-on tools and opportunity for children to attain the specialized support they need in order to foster growth and positive learning experiences. Family and community are an integral part of these early years and our staff encourages involvement through volunteer opportunities, weekly email updates, phone calls and website updates. The preschool program is tuition free and offers transportation at no cost. Children who are 4 years old as of September 15 of the school calendar year are encouraged to attend.
In her 35th year of teaching, Terri Mateer has enjoyed building relationships that encourage a positive mindset. She has taught early childhood special education for Sigourney Schools and Great Prairie AEA. She also owned and operated a Childcare Center which was located in Sigourney for 14 years prior to coming to North Mahaska. Terri has been teaching special education for more than 13 1/2 years at North Mahaska and works with our youngest, 4 yr old preschool, students. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Terri lives in Sigourney with her husband and a variety of pets including 2 African Gray parrots. She has 3 grown children and 3 grandchildren.
Phone: (641) 637-4041