St Paul Preschool

IMG_0360Philosophy: St. Paul Catholic Preschool serves as an introduction for the young child to the St. Paul School and parish community. The preschool strives to honor, celebrate and nurture the growth and learning of the child.


  • 3’s – MWF program/TTh program/MTWThF program
  • 4’s – MWF program/ MTWThF program
  • Transitional Kindergarteners – MTWThF
  • Full day (7:50-3:00) and Half Day (7:50-11:00) or Half day with lunch ( 7:50 – 12:00) program

State Licensed Program

Qualified Early Childhood Educators with extensive practical experience, VIRTUS trained & Background checked (CDA’s, First Aid & CPR trained)

All learning takes place through experiences. During the course of the day, the children participate in large and small group activities as well as enjoying time working together with other children. The classrooms are set up with learning areas called centers.

Our Preschoolers also get the opportunity to go to Art, Music. PE, Computer and the Library along with their preschool teacher. It is a great way to introduce them to these classes and the teachers. Each of these classes uniquely enhances both cognitive and physical development.


  • Hands on learning
  • Kindergarten Readiness
  • Faith Development
  • Emotional and Social Development
  • Physical Development
  • Social Responsibility

Learning Centers:  Art, Science, Writing, Reading, Math & Manipulatives, Dramatic Play, Puzzles & Games and Blocks

Please call Shelly Lemmond or Marcia Tenhundfeld at 859-786-6670 or email for a tour or for more information.

Preschool Daily Schedule

7:30-8:00 Welcome/Sign in/Free Choice (30)
8:00-8:15 Prayers, Pledge & Jobs
8:15–8:45 Specials
8:45-9:15 Circle time (Calendar, weather, letter of week, Bible story, music etc…)
9:15-10:00 Academic/Small Group Activity & Free Choice
10:00-10:40 Large Motor (Recess)
10:45-11:00 Story/Quiet centers/Pack up for 11:00 dismissal
11:00-11:15 Restroom & Wash hands and transition to Lunch
11:15-11:45 Lunch
11:45-12:15 Story/Quiet centers/Prep for nap time/Restrooms
12:15-2:00 Nap/Quiet time
2:00-2:15 Wash hands/Snack
2:15-2:45 Large Motor/Free Choice (40)
2:50-3:00 Pack up/Dismissal

Current Special Area Class Schedule:

Monday – PE

Tuesday – Music

Wednesday – Computer

Thursday – Library

Friday – Art

Tuition Information

Preschool Staff

Shelly Lemmond

I am excited to be here at St. Paul and love getting to know all of the preschool students and their families. Here is a little bit of info about me.  I was born and raised in the Northern Kentucky area. I attended Villa and St Pius for Grade School and graduated High School in 1994 from Notre Dame Academy. After high school, I attended Northern Kentucky University where I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Mental Health and Human Services. This is my 13th year of teaching preschool and my second year at St. Paul. I met my husband, Jason,  shortly after college and we were married in 2004.  We have 3 children who all attend St. Paul.  In my free time, I like to hang out with family and friends, scrapbook and watch my kids play sports and dance.

Marcia Tenhundfeld

I’m so glad to be here this year and excited to be home in the Cincinnati area. For the last 20 years, I have been traveling the world with my husband in the military. We got to see some cool places and I had a lot of cool jobs. I have been teaching preschool for the last 10 years around the world. I have my CDA in preschool and infants and toddlers and my Director’s Credentials for the state of Kentucky. I have three children Kimmie (21), Jason (18) and Nick (11). The apple of my eye is Reagan, my granddaughter. When I’m not working, I’m working with the Boy Scouts of America as a leader. I can’t wait to get to know each of our Preschool Families.

Melissa Payne

I started working with the preschool half way through the 2016 school year as an aide in the 4 year old room. This year, I am an aide in the 3 year old room and I am also in charge of the before and after school program. I am currently in the process of completing my CDA certification. I have a medical background and I am a Licensed Massage Therapist. A little about my personal life;  I married my high school sweetheart in 2004. We have 2 boys that attend school here at St Paul. We enjoy traveling, spending time with family and all things Disney.

Lori Erpenbeck

I am back to work after 8.5 years of being a stay at home mom and I am excited to be at Saint Paul’s Preschool! I grew up in Erlanger, KY and attended Saint Henry’s Elementary, Middle, and High schools. I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Family Studies focusing on Early Childhood Education from the University of Kentucky in 2002. After college, I moved back to Northern Kentucky and worked as a Developmental Interventionist at New Perceptions. I made home visits to children (ages birth – three years old) with developmental delays and disabilities. My husband Ryan and I have been married for 12 years and have three children who all attend Saint Paul. I coach my daughter’s volleyball team and enjoy playing all sports. As a family, we love to travel and cheer on the Wildcats!

Allison Reed

My name is Allison Reed and I am the aide in the preschool 4 classroom. This is my second year at St. Paul. I have been happily married to my husband Steve since 2006. We have 2 beautiful daughters who both attend St. Paul School. I am currently obtaining my CDA and will finish at the end of this school year. I have been teaching preschool for 7 years. My husband and I are actively involved with our daughters’ competitive cheer-leading teams and with the St. Paul PTO.

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