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.
Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Terri Mateer is has over 30 years of teaching and building relationships that encourage a positive mindset. She taught early childhood special education for 7 years and early childhood/preschool for 14 years as the owner and director/teacher of her own Childcare Center which was located in Sigourney. Terri has been teaching special education for more than 8 years at North Mahaska and works with our youngest students up to 6th graders and is excited to return to early childhood education. She lives in Sigourney with her husband and a variety of pets including 2 African Gray parrots that talk and imitate a variety of words, complete phrases and sounds. She has 3 children and 2 grandchildren as well.
Phone: (641) 637-4041