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Preschool for 3 & 4 Year Olds

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.

What is the difference between CDS
Traditional and Montessori Preschool?


  • 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. 


  •  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.

Meet Our Team

Linda Word
Preschool Director
Cheryl Sandefur
Assistant Director
Traditional Preschool Teacher
Alyssa Baeslar
Preschool and Kindergarten
Montessori Teacher
Lea Morris
Preschool Montessori Teacher
AAS Equine Science
SUNY @ Delhi
BS Special  Education
Lesley University
Working on MA in General Psychology   Behavioral Analysis
5 years at Capital Day School
BA in English and Liberal Studies
Kentucky State University
21 Years at Capital Day School
Mother of  Alex 
CDS Class of 2010
BA Psychology
Northern KY University
Montessori Certification
Center for Guided Montessori Studies
16 years at Capital Day School
Mother of CDS Students
Madeline and Micah
BA Public Administration
Kentucky State University
Montessori Certification
Center for Guided Montessori Studies
6 years at Capital Day School
Mother of  CDS Students
Kenlee, Laeken, and  Kaelen
Luana Hardy
Primary Montessori Assistant Teacher
Early Childhood Education
Palomar Community College
E.D.D.A. Dentistry
University of Louisville
4 years at Capital Day School

Amanda Whites
Preschool Assistant Teacher
Pittsburgh Ballet Theater
Pre- Professional Program
Professional Dancer
Momentum Continuum
Owner, KY Dance Academy
5 years at Capital Day School
Kiana Walton
Preschool Teacher
Early Childhood Education Training
Bryan Station High School
2 years at Capital Day School
Mother of CDS Student Jayce
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