Who is the Director?

Preschool Director, Shannon DiCandilo, has attended CCV since 2005 and joined the staff in the summer of 2010. She and her husband have two children. Her daughter attended the preschool when it began in 2007 and her son followed along in 2009. Shannon is thrilled with her family’s experience at Providence and feels privileged to serve as the director. She has an extensive background in education and loves to work with children. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, which mostly involves something active, generally outside and usually with her dogs tagging along. She also enjoys reading and cooking.

What are the Preschool office hours?

Monday through Thursday – 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday – 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

What is Lunch Bunch?

Lunch Bunch is an additional class for both morning and afternoon students enrolled in the 3-year-old class or older. Children bring their lunch and participate in group activities. You must register your child for the class at the time of enrollment. Lunch Bunch classes extend your child’s regular schedule to include the 11:30 to 12:30 session.

What are healthy snacks?

Please CLICK HERE for a list of healthy snack ideas.

What is Grandparents’ Club?

Preschool families are invited to enroll “grandparents and other special people” in the Grandparents’ Club. For a membership fee of $25, members receive, from their preschooler, several handmade projects throughout the year as well as invitations to special preschool events.

What should my child bring to school?

Each day your child needs to come to school with:

  • Child’s communication folder
  • Tote bag or backpack with a change of clothes (pants, shirt, underwear, socks)
  • Diapers and wipes, if applicable
  • Filled water bottle
  • Lunch, if staying for Lunch Bunch

Also, please send your child to school in play clothes as we are very creative in the classroom and accidents can happen.  Please have them wear closed-toe shoes to protect their feet.

What happens on snow days?

The preschool follows the Spring-Ford School District’s inclement weather schedule. If schools are delayed two hours, morning sessions and Lunch Bunch will not meet, but afternoon sessions will. If an early dismissal is called, morning sessions will meet but afternoon sessions and Lunch Bunch will not. If school is closed, the preschool will be closed. To be notified of closings or early dismissals by text alert, text “Provschool” to 99000.

What does “sick” mean?

Fever within the last 24 hours

Vomiting and/or diarrhea within the last 24 hours

Any symptoms of Scarlet Fever, Fifth Disease, Measles, Chicken Pox, Strep Throat, Flu, etc.

Common cold

Sore throat


Any skin infection

Pink eye

Cloudy or green runny nose, persistent cough

Head lice (must be nit free)

What happens if I have to withdraw my child?

If it is necessary to withdraw a child from their class at any time during the school year, the parent will need to notify the Preschool Director, in writing, at least one month before the withdrawal.