Education Department

Mary Proctor Randall Preschool

Educating young children for the liberal arts has been a tradition at Hillsdale College for more than 80 years.  Mary Proctor Randall Preschool, an award-winning facility, sits at the heart of campus.  There students can pursue educational experiences and interact with young children in a laboratory setting.  Seeking to benefit both its young pupils and college students, Mary Randall Preschool represents a rich blend of educational heritage and innovation. 

The Early Childhood Education minor at Hillsdale allows students to supplement their classroom studies with actual teaching experience.  Such preparation gives students a clear career-path advantage in today’s competitive marketplace. 

Faculty

Mary Proctor Randall Preschool is operated by Hillsdale College through its Department of Education.  Early Childhood Education courses are taught by the Preschool’s Director and the Head Teachers of the Preschool’s morning and afternoon sessions.  College students enrolled in these courses meet course requirements by working with Preschool children under the immediate supervision of their college instructors.

Mrs. Sonja Drews
Director of Mary Proctor Randall Preschool, Director of Early Childhood Education Program

Mrs. Mary Jane Rumler
Head Teacher of the afternoon preschool session, Instructor of Early Childhood Education

Mrs. Susan Pitts
Head Teacher of the morning preschool session, Instructor of Early Childhood Education

Mrs. Jean Nolan
Assistant Preschool Teacher