Clarence Center Preschool is a family owned and operated preschool center that offers educational, interactive and fun programs for children ages 18 months - 5th grade.
Celebrating 25 Years in 2017!
Clarence Center Preschool, Inc., which is located in the suburbs of Buffalo, New York, is our family owned and operated childcare. The building at 5990 Goodrich Road has been in the Van Kuren family for over 40 years!
We have 5 children of our own and 9 grandchildren, who we love very much and have raised around our center. Being a part of the community is very important to us and we participate as members of the Clarence Chamber of Commerce, Meet In The Center Association and Child Care Resource Network. We feel so lucky to have celebrated 25 years of business in 2017 and are looking forward to the next 25!
We understand that choosing a quality child care provider is a very important decision for your family and we hope that you will consider our center for your child care needs and become a part of our ever-growing CC Preschool family!
- Jean and Dale Van Kuren
Titles: Owners & Director/Mister-Fix-It/Mascot
Jean's Favorite Book: The Swan Song
Best Vacation Spot: Our cottage at the French River in Ontario
3 Things You Can't Live Without: Family, Dancing, Laughter
Favorite Part of the School Year: Graduation day; seeing how much the children have grown!
What Inspires You? Surrounding myself with positive and fun people.
Title: Director of Curriculum/UPK Head Teacher
Education: Bachelors in Early Childhood & Childhood Education; Masters in Curriculum & Instruction
Favorite Book: Harry Potter and Hunger Games
Best Vacation Spot: Disney, of course!
3 Things You Can't Live Without: Family, Pictures, Food
Favorite Part of the School Year: I love national book week and Christmas time.
What Inspires You? A lot of things inspire me, but my family inspires me the most.
Title: Assistant UPK + Head School Age Teacher
Education: Preschool Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential
Favorite Book: Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
Best Vacation Spot: Disney
3 Things You Can't Live Without: Family, Friends,Fun
Favorite Part of the School Year: Christmastime when we put on a huge performance for our families!
What Inspires You: My two beautiful children
Title: Head Teacher Pre-K 3's
Education: Bachelors in English; Masters in Elementary Education
Favorite Book: Bridge to Terabithia
Best Vacation Spot: Allegheny State Park
3 Things You Can't Live Without: My Family, Books, Chocolate
Favorite Part of the School Year: The middle (January) because things start to click for my kiddos.
What Inspires You? All the great teachers out there sharing the love of teaching and the families I get to work with.
Title: Teacher Assistant Pre-K 3's
Favorite Book: The Hunger Games
Best Vacation Spot: Mexico
3 Things You Can't Live Without: My Animals, Food, Family
Favorite Part of the School Year: Christmas time
What Inspires You? My mother!
Title: Head Teacher Young Toddlers
Education: Associates in Early Childhood Education
Favorite Book: Beauty and the Beast
Best Vacation Spot: Las Vegas
3 Things You Can't Live Without: My Daughter, Coffee, Sleep
Favorite Part of the School Year: St. Patrick's day!
What Inspires You? My 4 year old daughter, Annmarie.
Title: Young Toddler's Aide
Favorite Book: The Froggy Series
Best Vacation Spot: Smuggler's Notch, VT
3 Things You Can't Live Without: My Children, Tea, Music
Favorite Part of the School Year: Christmas
What Inspires You? Seeing my children do what they love and giving 100% in all that they do.
Title: Young Toddler's Aide
Favorite Book: The Fault in our Stars
Best Vacation Spot: Ocean City, NJ
3 Things You Can't Live Without: My Dog, Friends, Family
Favorite Part of the School Year: Singing Christmas songs and drinking hot chocolate is always fun!
What Inspires You? My parents. They work nothing short of their best and still put their children's happiness first.
Title: Teacher Aide (all classrooms)
Favorite Book: Inspirational books
Best Vacation Spot: Aruba
3 Things You Can't Live Without: Faith, Family, Friends
Favorite Part of the School Year: The holidays!
What Inspires You? Going to church
Title: Substitute Aide (all classrooms)
Favorite Book: The Notebook
Best Vacation Spot: New York City
3 Things You Can't Live Without: My Family, Boyfriend, Friends (and coffee!)
Favorite Part of the School Year: The holiday season
What Inspires You? The career and family I have planned out for myself in the future!