4 Year Olds (Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday)

Room 100

Lead Teacher: Laila Smith

Laila has 15 years of experience teaching children and young adults. She has been at CFUMC Preschool for 3 years, and all four of her children graduated from the Preschool. Her favorite part about working with children is experiencing their enthusiasm for life. Children are like sponges, soaking up everything around them! 

Assistant Teacher: Lindsay Fry

Lindsay is a returning assistant teacher who previously taught at CFUMC Preschool, and retuned in March of 2022.  She is a Georgia native, mom of 3 daughters and longtime church member at Canton First United Methodist.  Her heart is for young children.

4 Year Olds (Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday)

Room 101

Lead Teacher: Jeanne Sullivan

Jeanne has a BS Degree in Special Education from the University of Georgia. She has been married to her beloved husband Dave for over 30 years. They have 3 wonderful children and one great daughter-in-law and are blessed with 3 amazing grandchildren. Jeanne has served in the preschool ministry here at Canton First for over 20 years.


Assistant Teacher: Dana Painter

Dana has a BS Degree in Social Work. She has been teaching at CFUMC Preschool for 15 years.  She fell in love with this preschool as her own children truly enjoyed and blossomed during their time in this excellent program. Her favorite thing about teaching is that she absolutely LOVES the enthusiasm young children have for life as well as learning new things! 

Room 103

Lead Teacher: Jennifer Kincaid

Jennifer has 10 years of experience working with children and she has been at CFUMC Preschool since 2015. Her passion is for serving others especially children. Serving others is a great way to show God’s love. She is married with 3 daughters and a grandson on the way.

Assistant Teacher: Tiffany Bellnier

Tiffany has been with CFUMC Preschool since 2018 and has over 10 years of experience working with children.  She loves that every child brings a different purpose to the classroom from hugs and smiles to laughter, playfulness and seriousness.

Room 104


Lead Teacher: Emily Reinhart

Emily has over 26 years experience working in the Cherokee County Elementary school system and prior to that worked in the preschool setting.  This is her first year at the CFUMC Preschool program teaching the Fours.  Her favorite thing about teaching is fostering curiosity and creativity in young children while watching them make connections and get excited about learning.  Emily and her husband, Reese, have two young, active boys who they cherish spending time with whether doing sports and going to activities, traveling, attending church, or just playing and relaxing at home.


 Assistant Teacher: Rose Chao

This is Rose’s first year working at CFUMC Preschool, and she couldn't be more excited! She’s a stay at home Mama of five children, and her favorite thing to do with them is read, read, read! She loves the honest, genuine nature of children, and seeing them learn to do something for the first time and then radiate with confidence gives her the greatest joy! 

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