School 479-782-0614 Church 479-783-7745


Welcome to Christ the King Preschool! We are proud to offer a well-balanced program focusing on the spiritual, academic, social, and physical development of each child in a Christ-centered environment.

The preschool curriculum is based upon the Arkansas Frameworks for 3 and 4 year old children.

Our teachers and staff focus their curriculum based on the following:

  • Religious formation is taught daily with pre-k 4 students attending weekly Mass each Friday beginning in January with our elementary school children at 8:15 a.m. The fourth and fifth graders are the preschooler’s buddies during Mass and other events throughout the year. The rest of the preschool attends chapel weekly.
  • Our preschoolers experience a thematic-based literary curriculum with an emphasis on math preparation to help make the transition from preschool to kindergarten smoother.
  • Children are exposed to science and social studies lessons.
  • They participate in “specials” with certified teachers in Art, Music, Spanish, Physical Education, Technology, as well as, visiting the school library for storytime.
  • The children experience guided activities, free-choice play with several centers, and a wide variety of hands-on materials to discover.

View our Preschool Handbook HERE.

View our Tuition Rates HERE.

Important: Children must be 18 months or older by the first day of school to be eligible for enrollment.

Important: Preschool students are not considered to be a second, third or fourth child in the kindergarten through fifth-grade tuition rates.

For further information regarding our preschool program, please call our school office at 479-782-0614.

Meet our Teachers

Patty Merrell

Preschool Director

  • CDA (Child Development Associate Credential)  from the National Credentialing Program.
  • Arkansas Children’s Program Administrator Certificate (ACPAC).
  • Healthy Practices Administrator Certification.

Patty was born and raised in Ontario, CA, and moved to Arkansas when she was 23.  She has been in early childhood for 16 years.   Patty has two children, Pamela, 30, and Joshua, 16.  She also has one grandson, Joseph McKee, and all three have attended Christ the King.  Patty is also very involved in CTK Church as a Eucharistic Minister and said she believes she needs to show her children how to put God first in all they do.

Stephanie O'Connor
Stephanie O’Connor
Pre-K2 Teacher
– B.S. in Psychology
– DHS Director Certification
Rachel Bulger
Pre-K 18 Months Teacher-Associate of Arts, General Studies
Rebecca Balleza
Pre-K 3 Teacher
Amber Clifton
Pre-K 4 Teacher

Jensen Long
Pre-K 4 Teacher
– B.S, Human Development & Family Science
Anahi Aleman,
Preschool Aide
Karen Still
Preschool Aide