“Jesus called the children to him and said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.’” 
— Luke 18:16
Qualified Early Childhood Education Teachers

Our preschool teachers, preschool board, and church staff value the importance of a Christian education and they share God's love with the children daily. Our teachers are enthusiastic about learning, they love preschoolers, and they are fully equipped to teach them. Living Lord Preschool is unique among area preschools because our program includes two qualified teachers in the classroom (state licensing standards 

require only one).


Nancy Collins  Preschool Director and Lead Teacher 

Welcome to Living Lord Lutheran Preschool. My name is Nancy Collins and I am the Director of this exciting preschool program. My goal is for you and your child to have the best preschool experience possible. I plan to achieve this goal by continuing to emphasize our warm, loving Christian atmosphere. I will make sure all DCFS requirements are met by everyone involved with the preschool. In addition, I will be teaching in the programs. I look forward to watching the program grow in the coming years. 


I received my BS degree in Child Development/Family Life from Western Illinois University. For the past 30 years I have worked with children of all ages. I have taught and directed preschool and worked with District U-46 in the Parents As Teachers program. I continue my education every year through workshops and conferences relating to the Early Childhood field. 


This will be my 13th year with the preschool. Prior to becoming director, I served on the Preschool Board for three years. I have been a member of Living Lord for 21 years. I taught Sunday School for many years and am currently the director of that program as well. 


Cheryl Rachford  Lead Teacher (M/W/F)

My name is Cheryl Rachford. I have lived in Bartlett with my husband Bob and my sons Bobbie and Connor for the last 22 years. I have worked at Living Lord Preschool since the year 2000. Both of my sons attended Living Lord Preschool. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree from Northern Illinois University’s school of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences. I have continued my early childhood education while working at Living Lord Preschool, and as a result I am director qualified. At Living Lord I have worked as both a lead teacher and as a teacher assistant. This year I will be teaching the 4 year old class and assisting with the 3 year old and the Pre-K classes. I look forward to working with your children and helping them grow. 


Joan Prosniewski  Teacher Assistant (M/W/F am)

My name is Joan Prosniewski. My husband and I have lived in Bartlett for the past seventeen years and feel that it is a wonderful place to raise 

a family! I graduated from Northern Illinois University where I received my B.S. degree in Child Development. I am a mother to three grown children. I was a stay at home mom for many years before working part time as a substitute in district U-46. I will be refreshing my child development skills through workshops in the year to come. I am looking forward to working with and getting to know the pre-school children 

and their families at Living Lord!