Partnering with families, we help children foster a relationship with Jesus as we promote their physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health.

  • 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday through Friday
  • Child Care for Infants through 12 year-olds
  • Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten Classes for 3-5 year-olds
  • School-age Transportation to Maplewood & Waynedale Elementary Schools


Parking is plentiful at Mount Calvary. Handicap and vistior parking are both available directly in front of the entrance.

While some people dress up, others choose to dress informally or casually. We truly ask you to come the way you feel most comfortable. We are just glad you are here.

Upon parking, make your way to the double doors currently marked by a flag under the overhang. Once you enter, walk toward the double doors in front of you. An usher will greet you and hand you a bulletin. Please sit wherever you feel comfortable.

Children are a vital part of Mount Calvary! That's why we provide colorful Worship Bags for them. They are encouraged to be themselves during the worship service and are even invited up for a Bible Story. If needed, our family room is located just outside the sanctuary with books and toys for your little ones.

Join us for coffee and fellowship after first service (around 9:15am) in the Fellowship Hall. We will gladly welcome you if you want to check out the adult bible study at 9:30am.


Thurs. Aug. 29    Back to school night  5:30-7:00PM

Mon. Aug. 19      First Day of Classes

Mon. Sept. 2       CLOSED for Labor Day

Oct. 24& 25         Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences

Thurs Oct. 31     Fall Classroom Parties

Mon. Nov 4          School Pictures  8-:00-11:30AM

Fri. Nov. 15          Grandparents Day 9:00-11:00AM

Nov. 28-29           CLOSED ~ Thanksgiving Vacation

Wed. Dec. 18      Christmas Service  6:30PM

Dec.24-Jan.4       NO PRESCHOOL ~ Christmas Vacation

(Child Care CLOSED Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 26, & Jan.1)

Jan.27-Feb. 1     National Lutheran Schools Week

March                      Dad’s Night  5:30-7:00PM

March 18-20        Pre-K 4 ‘s  Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences

Mar 30- Apr. 3  NO PRESCHOOL ~ Spring Break (Child Care Open)

Fri. Apr. 10           CLOSED ~  Good Friday

April 16-17           Preschool 3’s Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences

Fri. May 8             Mom’s Morning  7:00-9:00AM

Thurs. May 21   Spring Program  6:30pm

Fri. May 22          Last Day of Preschool/ Game day

Assistant Teacher/Caregiver

Mount Calvary Lutheran Child Care and Preschool is seeking both part-time and full-time nurturing individuals for an Assistant Teacher/Caregiver position. The qualified applicant should have a working knowledge of children (ages infants – prekindergarten) in order to provide the best care and environment for their growth and learning. The person in this position will work with a Lead Teacher in providing and documenting each child’s daily care and education according to Paths to Quality regulations (Mount Calvary’s ministry is a Paths to Quality Level 3 Provider), along with implementing Lead Teacher directed lesson plans. A degree, CDA, or coursework in early childhood education, elementary education, or related field is preferred.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lovingly care for all of the needs of our students in a learning environment that stimulates child growth and development
  • Nurture our young students throughout their daily routines and learning activities
  • Ensure a clean and healthy classroom atmosphere by maintaining children’s proper hygiene and following proper policies and procedures
  • Exemplify characteristics of a Christian/Lutheran in a child care setting
  • Execute lesson plans utilizing research-based best practices and the Indiana Learning Foundations as a resource
  • Create and develop strong parent and child relationships
  • Complete a minimum of 15 hours of ongoing professional development
  • Complete and maintain CPR and First Aid certification

An ideal candidate for this role should possess:

  • Must have teaching/care-giving experience
  • Degree, CDA, or coursework in early childhood education, elementary education, or related field is preferred
  • Classroom experience required
  • Must be articulate, reliable, and possess a professional demeanor
  • Must love young children and have a passion for teaching and care-giving

Interested candidates should send their resume and any credentials to, or call 260-203-3715 for more information.

Dora Kurpierz
Preschool & Child Care Director
Courtney Knight
Preschool & Child Care Office Manager
Daniela Boots
Infant Co-Teacher

Daniela Boots is a member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church and has worked with the infants for six years. She loves being creative and enjoys interior design, quilt making, art, and writing. It’s both a privilege and a blessing to care for and teach these little ones. She also enjoys getting to know the families! It’s wonderful to see how much the infants progress in the time they spend in our room!
Caprice Capers
Infant Assistant

Caprice Capers is the assistant teacher in our room and the infants' love, love, love her expressive storytelling! We use the Creative Curriculum to teach and guide in a meaningful way. Caprice and Daniela are always happy to answer questions and are available at any time. You can contact us at or call/text us directly.
Brittany Kyler
Infant Co-Teacher

Brittany Kyler is a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Columbia City. She has my bachelor’s in educational ministries, with a Minor in Missions at Huntington University. Brittney was a Registered Behavioral Technician at Children’s Autism Center. Some activities that she enjoys are camping, watching Notre Dame football, watching Cubs baseball, spending time with my family and friends and writing/reading. She recently was married May 4th, 2019 to her husband Joe. She loves being around kids, watching them learn and play and grow. She loves that they have a child-like wonder on everything and it is fun to watch them experience that wonder.
Amy Steele
2's Co-Teacher

My name is Amy Steele. I am excited to be the co-lead teacher in the Pre-Kindergarten room again. I am originally from Nebraska. I moved here in May 2018 so that my husband could attend Concordia Theological Seminary. I have a bachelor’s degree in early childhood and have been working with children for about 8 years. It is an honor to continue in a Christian setting to teach children about the basics and all about how God loves them.
Dawn Faust
2's Co-Teacher

Dawn Foust attends First Missionary Church in Berne. She has my Bachelor’s degree from Rochester University in Rochester Hills, MI. She then got my infant/Toddler specialist certification from Ball State. Dane worked as a head start teacher, infant teacher, preschool teacher, and childcare provider. She enjoys reading, crafting, being with my family and traveling. She is married to my husband Dathen and has two boys: Luke age 12 and William age 8. She enjoys watching children learn and feel God has blessed her with the ability to teach children.
Naomi Steed
Toddler Teacher

Naomi Steed was born and raised in Fort Wayne IN. She graduated from Wayne High School with honors and attended Ivy Tech for liberal arts. She recently went back last year (2018) to work towards my CDA at Ivy Tech. She hopes to help each child grow and progress in their learning. Her hobbies include singing and playing the piano.
Sarah Drouillard
3's Assistant
Megan Bessey
3's Teacher
Kinsey Pease
4's/5's Teacher

Kinsey Pease attends The Pointe Church on Bass Rd. She has an Associate’s in Early Childhood Education, a certificate in registered behavior therapy and a paraprofessional certificate. She worked as an office manager at Abacus Early Learning Center, an assistant special education teacher at Washington Elementary. She also worked as a lead teacher at Hanna-Creighton HeadStart and Registered behavior Therapist at Child’s Play Autism Center.

Some hobbies of Kinsey are singing, reading books and spending time with my family outdoors. She loves musicals and concerts as well. She is newly married to her husband Stephan and has a daughter, Kyah,2 cats and 1 dog. She grew up in a family of teachers. She has always loved working with children and has wanted to teach since she was in kindergarten.
Linda Dalman
4's/5's Teacher Assistant

Linda Dalman is currently the assistant in the fours room. Linda attends Bethany Lutheran Church. Linda graduated from Elmhurst High School. She was the Head Cook at Zion Lutheran Academy and a Teacher Assistant. Linda also was an assistant manager at Walgreens and a customer service manager at Hobby Lobby. Linda enjoys running, reading, crafts, gardening, working out at the gym and enjoying her four grandkids and 5-month-old puppy Piper. Linda has been married for 35 years to her husband Mark. She has three sons, Daniel, David and Derrek, and four grandkids. She has always loved working with children.
Brittany Disheaux
4's Afternoon Teacher Assistant

Brittany Disheaux attends St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. She graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School in 2016 and she went to Ivy Tech for my degree in Elementary Education. Her first job was at the Parkview YMCA Childwatch. She then worked as a Lead Toddler teacher at Little Praiser’s Preschool and childcare. She worked there for over a year and then was offered a job here as the Assistant Teacher in the toddler room. Then in May, she became the Co-Lead teacher.

She is married and had her first child in January. She and her husband are so excited and blessed. She has always had a passion for being around and working with children. She loves watching a child grow in knowledge and in faith. Brittany also is a colorguard instructor at Concordia Lutheran High and has been teaching since she graduated in 2016.
Kay-Marie Nugent
School Age Teacher
Alisa Robinson
School Age Teacher
Lisa Workman
Floating Assistant
April Manning
Floating Assistant
Maria Beetham
Susan Bienz
Georgia Woodward
Kitchen Manager
Thelma Maxwell

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