Training For Eternity



Character building is an important part of preschool. We learn about being good friends to each other, obeying, learning to follow rules and respecting authority. Neatness is learned by picking up after ourselves and others. Bible lessons and daily chapel point us to the One who builds character.

We work on self-help by practicing how to tie shoes, use zippers, buttons, snaps, buckles and pouring our own juice. We also learn independence by encouraging our self-help skills.


Academic learning includes counting, recognizing numbers, reciting the ABC’s, recognizing letters and their phonetic sounds. We also learn to print our names. Some learn to read.

Fine motor skills are enhanced through painting in many different forms, coloring, cutting, and gluing. Gross motor skills are encouraged through outside play on our preschool playground.

Songs, stories, poems and nursery rhymes are also a part of our activities. The children enjoy marching to music and playing instruments.

To enhance our curriculum, the 4 year old classes go on monthly field trips to learn about our world.


Assessments on students are done regularly.  We assess for academics, behavioral and social/emotional levels, fine and motor skills, and spiritual growth.  We assess the whole child as in Luke 2:52 “Jesus increased in wisdom (academics), and stature (physical), and in favor with God (spiritual) and man (social/emotional)”.  We also request that all children be assessed by parents, twice a year, using the ASQ tool.

Venice Christian Pre-School is fully accredited with the <a href=”” target=”_blank”>Association of Christian Schools International</a> (ACSI). To view our certificate, please click here: ACSI To view the Gold Seal Certificate awarded to our preschool program, please click here: Department of Children and Families.

Shari Murphy ( Preschool Director )

Shari Murphy

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Susan Bunton ( Pre-K )

Susan Bunton

Email: Susan Bunton

I have been teaching pre-school for 25 years. I taught 17 years in Chicago at a private Christian school and have been at Venice Christian for 8 years. I have been married for 36 years and have 5 children, 2 were adopted from Ukraine as teenagers. I currently have 9 grandchildren. The Lord has given me a love for these little ones and I am blessed by them.


Evelyn (Eshy) Souder ( Pre-K )

Evelyn (Eshy) Souder

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This is my fifth year teaching at Venice Christian School. I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree from Southeastern University in 2012. I started out teaching Kindergarten for two years at VCS and moved to preschool. Preschool is my absolute favorite, I’ve taught for six years! This will be my third year teaching VCS preschool. My wonderful husband and I have been married for 2 years. We enjoy the great outdoors with our two dogs. We love to road trip and see God’s world.

At Venice Christian, our classrooms are Christ centered which allows a student to have a school experience with the Biblical foundation for all future growth and development. In preschool, we love God’s beautiful creation and enjoy learning the Bible and being outside watching the birds fly, and feeling the mud between our fingers while we garden. By using our imagination and creativity God gave us, we can learn and explore His beautiful world!


Terry Koach ( Pre-K Aide )

Terry Koach

Email: Terry Koach

My name is Terry Koach. I was born and raised in a suburb of Chicago called Palos Heights. I moved to Venice Florida twenty eight years ago. I’m the youngest of four children. I have three children: Stacy, thirty four years old, Jeff who went home to be with the Lord fourteen years ago, and Jesse who is nineteen years old. I am married and my husband’s name is Randy Koach, who also teaches at V.C.S. I have worked at Venice Christian School as a preschool aid from 2003 to 2009. I homeschooled the youngest child four grade levels, fifth, sixed, seventh and eighth then came back to V.C.S from 2012 to present 2016.

My hobbies are spending time with my family, gardening, cooking and going to Jacksonville FL to visit my year and a half old granddaughter.


Venice Christian School • 1200 Center Rd. • Venice, FL 34292
Phone: 941.496.4411 • Fax: 941.408.8362