We offer several options for children at the Pre-K level.

This program aligns with Maryland Model for College and Career Readiness, introducing the social and academic readiness skills to prepare children for their formal learning experience of Kindergarten. Our Pre-K programs use the Children Study their World curriculum which is a componant of the Children Discover their World Curricula. CSW is grounded in science and exploration. The curriculum approaches mathmatics, language, literacy, communication, nature, science and emotional developmental. Approaches to learning, scientific reasoning, and motor and physical development are met through content-rich projects that build upon children’s knowledge and increase in complexity.

There are four options for our Pre-kindergarten Program, ranging from part time to full time enrollment. Class size is generally 16 children with a Lead Teacher and Teacher Assistant.

Pre-K 3 MWF

The 3-day Pre-K  program introduces  Kindergarten readiness skills which fully prepare children for Kindergarten. This program uses CSW. This section operates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Children may select from a half day or full day options.

Half day is 9:00am-12:30pm (lunch inc.)

Full day is 9:00am-3:00pm

Extended Care is available for families who wish to enroll in days and times outside of your regularly scheduled class.

Children must be 4 years old before September 1.

Class Options

MWF 9:00am-12:30pm
MWF 9:00am-3:00pm


Pre-K4 M-Th

This option is our Monday thru Thursday four day option. Also exploring the CSW curriculum, this option focuses on kindergarten readiness and approaches to learning.

Children must be turning 5 years old before March 1.

Class Options

Monday - Thursday9:00-3:00 pm

Pre-K5 M-F

This program allows children to attend a traditional 5-day a week full time program. Also using the CSW curriculum, Children explore kindergarten readiness skills.

Children must be 4 years old before September 1.

Class Options

Monday - Friday9:00-12:30pm

Take a tour of Asbury for your 4 year old

Our Pre-K3 Teacher and assistants

Laura O’Connor


Alicia Banghart







Our Pre-K5 Teacher and assistant

Melissa Martin



Our Pre-K4 Teacher and assistant

Tammy Kronenwetter


Mrs. Kronenwetter is originally from North Carolina. She graduated from the University of North Carolina with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. (Go Tarheels!) She moved to Maryland in 1984. Mrs. Kronenwetter has two adult children, both of whom came through Asbury’s Clubhouse program. Mrs. Kronenwetter joined the staff of Asbury in 1997. She first worked in the Extended Care and the school-age Clubhouse program. Mrs. Kronenwetter taught the 3-Day Fours and Kindergarten programs before her current position as the 4-Day Fours Teacher. She is also a Group Leader for the School-Age Clubhouse program.

Phillis McVey

Mrs.McVey is our PreK4 teaching assistant.  Mrs. McVey has been with Asbury for 26 years. She has three adult children, one of her children attended Asbury and her other two children worked in our clubhouse program. Ms. McVey sldo has four grandchildren, two of whom came through Asbury’s preschool program. Mrs. McVey began teaching at Asbury as a Clubhouse teacher, she then was a lead teacher in our fours and threes program for several years. Mrs. McVey is thrilled to be in the PreK4 classroom and also runs our 1st and 2nd grade Clubhouse program.

Interested in our 4’s Program?