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Learning Alphabets

Preschool Ages 3 and 4

Igniting Curiosity While Developing a Sense of Self

All preschool students at Capital Day are surrounded by caring adults and receive a rich curriculum. Hands-on learning experiences develop Kindergarten readiness skills. Each is prepared for success in elementary school. 

We have a Traditional Preschool Classroom and two Montessori Preschools for the 2022-2023 school year. The main differences between the Traditional Preschool and Montessori Preschool programs lie in the educational philosophy and classroom management styles of the classroom. Half Day and full-day options are available for each program.  As you are making placement choices for your child, please consider which type of learning environment will best meet the needs of your child and family.

CDS Traditional and Montessori Preschool Options


  •  Teacher Directed Learning

  •  Students complete activities with their classmates

  • Teacher plans weekly themes that integrate math, reading, science, social studies, and fine motor skills

  • Whole class moves from activity to activity together

  • Students work independently in centers and learning tasks

  • Curriculum based on Early Childhood Standards

  • Students learn to listen, follow directions, complete tasks and learn self-control using a variety of methods in a traditional learning environment.


  • Teacher Guided Learning

  • Students work on different activities

  • Teacher offers work based on observation of individual students for each subject area

  • Students choose the order of their activities during an uninterrupted 2 1/2 hour work cycle while the teachers provide guidance

  • Curriculum developed with the Philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori

  • Students learn to listen, follow directions and complete tasks, and learn self control using specialized materials in a unique classroom settting. 

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Meet Our Team

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Linda Word
Preschool Director
Cheryl Sandefur
Assistant Director
Traditional Preschool Teacher
BS Special  Education
Lesley University
MA in General Psychology Behavioral Analysis
6 years at Capital Day School
BA in English and Liberal Studies
Kentucky State University
22 Years at Capital Day School
Mother of  Alex 
CDS Class of 2010
Alyssa Baeslar
Preschool and Kindergarten
Montessori Teacher
BA Psychology
Northern KY University
Montessori Certification
Center for Guided Montessori Studies
17 years at Capital Day School
Mother of CDS Students
Madeline and Micah
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Lea Morris
Preschool Montessori Teacher
BA Public Administration
Kentucky State University
Montessori Certification
Center for Guided Montessori Studies
8 years at Capital Day School
Mother of  CDS Students
Kenlea, Laeken, and  Kaelen
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Luana Hardy
Primary Montessori Assistant Teacher
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Brittany Charlton
Preschool AssistantTeacher
Early Childhood Education
Palomar Community College
E.D.D.A. Dentistry
University of Louisville
5 years at Capital Day School

10 Years In-Home Childcare
2 years at Capital Day School
Mother of CDS Student Reid

Kelsey Sandel
Traditional Preschool Teacher

Mother of CDS Student Hudson
Amajhanique Klammer
Traditional Preschool Assistant Teacher
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