At Epworth Preschool, we believe in a child-centered approach which encourages group and individual discovery and learning. We teach readiness skills at age-appropriate levels through hands-on activities and open-ended projects. Our qualified teaching staff provides a well-rounded program which considers the developmental needs of the child in the areas of physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual growth.

*All staff members are CPR and First Aid Certified. They have  had background and reference checks, and meet all staff requirements needed for the Office of Childcare Licensing in the state of DE.

Our Staff:


Betsy Plowman, Director…

Betsy has been involved with Epworth Preschool since 1992, first as a lead teacher and now as the director.  She has a Liberal Arts degree from Wesley College and  a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education from Towson State University.


Judy Schrader, Administrative Assistant /

4 yr old class Teacher/Explorer Class Teacher

Judy has had many roles at Epworth Preschool.  She began as a lead teacher in our Four Year Old Program in 1997 and has assisted in the 2, 3 and 4 year old classes. Judy currently is an Administrative Assistant, as well as a Four Year Old Teacher and Explorer Class Teacher.




Heather Mento

MWF/TTH/M-F  3 year old teacher

M-F Explorer Teacher, 12:00-2:00




 Trish McDaniel-

M-F   4 Year Old Teacher

M-F Explorer Teacher (12:00-2:00pm)






Claire Kriz
M-F Two Year Old Teacher
M-F Explorer Teacher (12-2:00)

Carrie Dare

M-F Four Year Old Assistant
M-F Explorer Teacher (12:00-2:00)

Annie Plowman
MWF/TTH/M-F Two Year Old Class Assistant