Miss Catherine has been a teacher at heart since she first attended kindergarten and began playing school with all of her stuffed animals, dolls and brothers. She received a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from BYU, as well as a certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language. She has five years of teaching experience including both extended day Kindergarten- targeting students who needed extra support- and Preschool. She is married to a pediatric occupational therapist and is the mother of 5 wonderful children. She loves to spend time with her family, sew, camp and has a special passion in teaching children to read and write. She strongly believes that literacy is like a key that unlocks the doors of endless possibilities, and is the most crucial piece of cognitive learning a child must master while young.


Hop Ahead Preschool is a professionally taught in home preschool providing Saratoga Springs families a child-centered approach to early learning. Hop Ahead Preschool provides a fun, friendly, safe place for children to engage their minds, inspire creativity and learn the fundamental skills that transition them into kindergarten.  Miss Catherine firmly believes that learning happens best in the context of real experiences, and on developing the "whole child." To accomplish this, Hop Ahead Preschool incorporates a blend of developmentally appropriate academic learning with sensory and hands-on,  project-based experiences. The class sizes are small in order to give each child individualized attention and curriculum. Thank you for your interest in Hop Ahead Preschool. Please contact me with any questions you may have.