Pre-Kindergarten Early Learning Center Program

The Pre-Kindergarten Early Learning Center Program is for 4 & 5 year old children, the year before entering Kindergarten
The nationally recognized NAEYC Accredited program is designed as a Kindergarten Readiness Program. Children will develop knowledge and self-help skills through large group, small group and individual activities. All learning activities include cognitive thinking opportunities, social skills and relevant education opportunities to prepare for the rigorous St. Pascal Baylon Catholic School Kindergarten Program. The Pre-K program is for children who are four years old by September 1.

Click HERE for a sample of Pre-Kindergarten skills.


Laurie Jennrich

Director of The Early Learning Center

mslaurie.jennrich@stpascals.org

651-505-2900

Number of years at St. Pascal’s:  4 years

Favorite thing about St. Pascal’s: The extraordinary level of caring and compassion displayed by the teachers and staff.

Hobbies outside of school:
I enjoy farming, gardening, camping and fishing.

Interesting fact about you:
Our farm and garden helps produce the majority of food our family enjoys!

Andrea Mathison

Administrative Assistant: The Early Learning Center

msandrea.mathison@stpascals.org

651-505-2900

Number of years at St. Pascal’s: 3 years

Favorite thing about St. Pascal’s: Seeing all the children and the respect they have for the staff and teachers.  Also, having the Catholic faith and small class sizes.

Hobbies outside of school:

I enjoy spending time with my family camping.  Also, I enjoy going for walks and reading.

Interesting fact about you:

I really love having my birthday and I like to celebrate it for the whole month.

Andrea Defiel

Pre-K Teacher

msandrea.defiel@stpascals.org

651-505-2900

Number of years at St. Pascal’s: 5 Years

Favorite thing about St. Pascal’s: The great staff and students that I get to work with everyday. I enjoy coming to work everyday.

Hobbies outside of school:
Spending time outside with my children, going for walks to the park, going to the gym, having bonfires and sitting on our patio. Family time is the best!

Interesting fact about you:
I am a mom to two children, ages 9 and 11.

Jessica Imholte

Pre-K Teacher

msjessica.imholte@stpascals.org 

651-505-2900

Numbers of years at St. Pascals:  3 years

Favorite thing about St. Pascal’s: The togetherness of the staff.  If I ever need help, I know I can count on the other staff members to be there.  I also love how involved the families are and the support they show our school.  The overall atmosphere of support and positivity is what I love the most.

Hobbies outside of school:

I love hanging out with my family and play with my nephew and nieces.  I like to go to the movies, play bingo and go on bike rides.  I also like to play softball and kick ball in the spring and summer.

Interesting fact about you:

I knew that I wanted to be a teacher since I was 8 years old.  As I grew up I also wanted to be a nurse but I quickly changed my mind back to teaching when I realized I couldn’t stand blood.  I am so happy I pursued my dream of becoming a teacher.

Bonnie Rocklin

Preschool Teacher

msbonnie.rocklin@stpascals.org 

651-505-2900

Number of years at St. Pascal’s: 3 years

Favorite thing about St. Pascal’s: I love that everyone is so welcoming and I feel like I am part of a wonderful team of teachers and staff.  I love that the school is small enough where we get to know all of the students.

Hobbies outside of school:

I love to read.  I love traveling and spending time with friends and family.  I enjoy playing bingo.  I am a HUGE Minnesota Vikings fan.

Paula St. Germain

Teachers Aide/Extended Day Director

paula.stgermain@stpascals.org 

Direct Dial to the Extended Day Classroom: 651-776-5043

Number of years at St. Pascal’s: 5 years

Favorite thing about St. Pascal’s: The sense of community, the warm welcoming feel and the joy and enthusiasm that everyone has in being a part of this school and parish.

Hobbies outside of school:

Scrapbooking, reading, watching musicals, and movie in black and white.

Interesting facts about you:

I’m originally from Chicago.  I’ve played the flute since 4th grade.  I’ve worked with children; they keep me young!  I started here at St. Pascal’s first as a parishioner, then as a parent of 2 children, and now as a staff member of the school.