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Steepletown Preschool welcomed a new Director this month. We’re thrilled to have Ashley Sweers joining us as the new Preschool Director beginning this August.


Welcome to Steepletown, Ashley!


Ashley joins Steepletown Preschool with a wealth of experience in early childhood education, including time as a preschool teacher, and Head Start & Early Head Start teacher in Saginaw, MI. Ashley helped establish an Early Head Start program in Detroit, serving as Supervisor and Education & Disability Specialist. Most recently, she worked with St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Grand Blanc, MI as Director of Family Ministry, developing their youth, family and outreach programming. Ashley earned her Bachelor of Applied Arts in Child Development with an Early Childhood Education concentration from Central Michigan University.

“I wanted to come to Steepletown because of all the programming they offer as support to both the children and family,” said Ashley.

The programming at Steepletown Neighborhood Services provides a comprehensive support system for our preschool families, including GED services, workforce development, and more. Ashley is excited to help families better connect with the resources to help each family achieve new levels of success and opportunity.


While providing organizational and leadership support to preschool staff, Ashley will also oversee the start of two new initiatives for Steepletown Preschool. Crock N Roll, available this fall, will engage preschool parents in developing healthy eating and nutrition skills. Additionally, the preschool hopes to open its first two-year-old classroom in January 2017.


The teachers’ and staff’s passion for their work is evident in everything they do, and Ashley and the team are looking forward to a great year. Limited spots are still available in our three- and four-year-old classrooms. If you are interested in learning more about enrolling your child in Steepletown Preschool, please contact Janet Piccolo at or 616-965-5825.


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