Who We Are

Blessed Beginnings Preschool began in September 1997 with two morning preschool classes. It has expanded over the years to accommodate four classes ~ two in the morning and two in the afternoon. The latest evolution began in September 2011 with a five-day program for fours and fives in the afternoon.

The responsible organization of Blessed Beginnings is Trinity Lutheran Church in Moline.

We are proud that Blessed Beginnings is an Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) recognized school and a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Education Association (ELCA).

Blessed Beginnings Preschool is registered with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. All State fire, health and sanitation requirements have been met.

Memberships in:

Quad Cities AEYC 

AOK Early Childhood Coalition



Tina Hayz is Director/Teacher and Cynthia Bowen is Teacher.


Mrs. Hayz has been with Blessed Beginnings for twelve years. She holds a B.A. in Elementary Education with concentrations in Early Childhood and Special Education.

Mrs. Bowen has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood and has just recently returned to the preschool classroom after retiring from John Deere. We are so excited that she has joined the staff here at Blessed Beginnings.
AnnaMarie Brenan is our Classroom Aide.