Clarence Center Preschool is a family owned and operated preschool center that offers educational, interactive and fun programs for children ages 18 months - 3rd grade.
Celebrating 27 Years in 2019!
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
Jean + Dale + Bailey
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: Teacher Assistant UPK Class
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 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: Assistant Teacher Pre-K 3’s
Favorite Book: The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes
Best Vacation Spot: Old St. Augustine, FL
3 Things You Can't Live Without: My Family, Pets and Custard Donuts
Favorite Part of the School Year: Watching the children learn and grow
What Inspires You? My parents!
Title: Young Toddler's Teacher
Favorite Book: The Giving Tree and its lesson for life
Best Vacation Spot: San Franciso, CA
3 Things You Can't Live Without: Coffee, Music and Family
Favorite Part of the School Year: The holidays and celebrating all of the special traditions with the children and families
What Inspires You? My kids following their dreams and people who can dance (because I can’t!)
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: Tuesday’s With Morrie
Best Vacation Spot: Colorado in the fall
3 Things You Can't Live Without: Double Stuffed Oreos, Music and Family
Favorite Part of the School Year: The Spring!
What Inspires You? My daughter
Title: Afternoon Aide
Favorite Book: The Great Gatsby
Best Vacation Spot: Hawaii
3 Things You Can't Live Without: My Dog, Friends and Family, and Music
Favorite Part of the School Year: The Springtime!
What Inspires You? My mom