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Little People's Workshop (LPW) is our preschool, located in Hood United Methodist Church in Republic, MO.  LPW is a place where intentionally designed active learning leads children to know and understand God, themselves, and their world. Learning and growing opportunities are available for children 3 to 5 years of age.


Program highlights:

  • Development of academic skills, problem solving, and choice making abilities.

  • Learning centers that promote gross and fine motor skill development.

  • Knowledge of God through Christian education

  • Daily living skills while collaborating with peers 


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Jennifer Lindsey is the Pre-K teacher for the Little People's Workshop. She is married to Tom and they have two sons, Matthew and Michael. They have lived in Republic for the past 15 years. She enjoys spending time with family and friends. In her spare time, she likes to do crafts, garden, bake, go fishing, and relax at the creek.

Jennifer Lindsey


Hi!  I'm Reggie Wiseman and I'm thrilled to be teaching the three old class this upcoming school year!  I have been here since Little People's Workshop began three years ago, so I am one of the natives here at the preschool.  I team taught in this classroom for two years and assisted with the four year old group last year.  

I have love getting to meet new families and their children that come here to LPW!  I have not always worked in a preschool, I worked at Freeman Hospital in Joplin for 8 years in the business office handling insurance and admitting.  Then, the past few years 

Reggie Wiseman

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Julia Casella is the curriculum director and administrator of the preschool program.  She comes to Little People's Workshop with a background in elementary education and church children's ministry.  Julia lives in Republic with her husband, Adam, and their three elementary and preschool-aged children.  She hopes your children's time at LPW will be a great foundation for their educational and spiritual growth!

Julia Casella

Check out enrollment information on the LPW Facebook page