Training For Eternity


Here are the steps to enrolling for preschool at Venice Christian School.

Please Note: Students enrolling in our 2023-24 preschool/VPK program must be 4 years old by September 1st of 2023.

  • To qualify for the certificate of eligibility through the Early Learning Coalition of Sarasota county, your child must be 4 by Sept 1st. This program pays for the 3 hours a day. Apply at the link below:

  • Click the link below for the Preschool application.

    2023-24 VPK/Preschool application link
    **Please note: Do not submit applications for grades Kindergarten – 12th grade through this link. The enrollment process is different for those grades.

  • Click the link below for the 2023-24 Tuition and Fees schedule.
    2023-24 Tuition and Fees schedule

  • Parents of new applicants may schedule a tour with the preschool director by calling the school office.
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    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 School is fully accredited with the CGACS.

    Erin Baumhardt (Preschool Director)

    Erin Baumhardt

    Email: Erin Baumhardt

    My name is Erin Baumhardt I have been married to my husband for over 10 years and we have one son together that has attended Venice Christian School since preschool. I feel blessed to be a member of the San Pedro Catholic Church. I have a bachelor’s degree from University of Central Florida and a master’s degree from University of Phoenix. My hobbies included photography and spending time with my family.


    Susan Bunton

    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.


    Jodie Hawkins

    Jodie Hawkins

    Email: Jodie Hawkins


    Alexandra Cassick

    Biography and picture coming soon.



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