Mary Liz Youtz, Preschool Director
Mrs. Youtz has served in Christian education for over 30 years. She graduated from Millersville University with her Masters of Education and Penn State for Elementary Principalship. Mrs. Youtz enjoys seeing the excitement in children’s faces as they begin to explore and learn. Mary Liz enjoys scrapbooking, reading, and serving others on mission trips with her husband, Steve. Mrs. Youtz attends Victory Church.
Two Year Old Teacher
Monday/Wednesday Class or Tuesday/Thursday Class
Mrs. Foster joins us a teacher after substituting for KEP. She is not new to Early Education and has worked in the field since 1995. She attends Church of God in Landisville. She has a daughter (19) and 2 sons both five years old. Mrs. Foster enjoys playing with her children outdoors and shopping. She loves to watch children grow and develop and see God’s hand in their development.
Monday/ Wednesday,/Friday Class or Tuesday/Thursday Class
Mrs. McFarland is honored to be a part of each student’s learning experience and enjoys seeing the awestruck wonder in children’s eyes when they learn something new. She has been working with children in some capacity for the last 26 years and in 2016, earned her CDA (Child Development Associate) Credential. God has gifted Mrs. McFarland with patience and tender nurturing. She feels blessed to be able to use her talents here at Kids Express. Mrs. McFarland attends Living Hope Church and lives with her husband and three boys.
4 Day Class (Monday – Thursday)
Mrs. Heaps has enjoyed working with children of all ages since she was in her teen years. Mrs. Heaps hold a CDA and continues to take classes. She has many years of experience in Early Education before coming to KEP. She is married and has a grown daughter. She enjoys Civil War reenacting, quilting, and reading. She is blessed to work with preschoolers, sharing her love of Jesus. She enjoys watching little ones grow and develop.
Mrs. Masatu holds a Bachelor’s Degree and has served as a missionary in Tanzania. She taught the three year old class last year and moved up to the PreK class this year. She enjoys seeing the excitement that the children display as they investigate God’s creation. Mrs. Masatu attends Grace Church at Willow Valley and lives nearby with her husband and daughter.
4 Day Class (Monday – Thursday)
Mrs. Klase graduated from Millersville University. She is returning for her twentieth year at Kids Express. She says it has been a privilege to share in the lives of children over so many years. “Watching children grow, explore, and discover the world around them is exciting and helps keep me young.” She enjoys sharing her creativity with her students and encourages them to use their imaginations. She also likes music, cooking, and scrapbooking. Her favorite Bible passage is Psalm 139. Verse 14 says “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful I know that full well.” Mrs. Klase attends Grace Church at Willow Valley. Mrs. Klase lives with her husband and has three grown daughters and two grandchildren.
Jenn Zook – 2-year-old
Julie Book – MWF – 3-year-old
Jody Coder – T/Th – 3-year-old
Kim VanCleve – Pre-K three day class
Jan Pickel – Pre-K four-day class
Tami Helm – Administrative Assistant