Pre-K

 

Meg

Meg is a Pre-K Teacher and has worked at The Children’s Center since 1997. She has a B.S. in Child Development from the University of Delaware and a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Special Education from Wheelock College. Her philosophy of teaching includes the belief that the early childhood years are the best time to teach and support pro-social skills and conflict resolution and that a key role of early childhood educators is to facilitate children’s play, curiosity, and self-confidence in a well-designed, intentional environment.

“Developing meaningful relationships with children’s families is imperative in education.”

Meg is a professional member of NAEYC and Maine Roads to Quality,
Level 8.

Away from work, she enjoys gardening, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

 

Hannah

Hannah is a wonderful, new addition to our PreK classroom. She has a B.A. in Education and Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College, and an M.F.A. in Poetry from the University of California, Riverside.

The tenets of progressive education models such Reggio Emilia, deeply resonate with Hannah. In particular, she loves the value of play in the classroom, the concept of emergent curriculum, and the idea that teachers should be careful observers. Hannah believes that play is an essential to children’s learning, and for two years she acted as a facilitator at Sarah Lawrence College’s Community Adventure Play Experiences (CAPES).

 

Lisa

Lisa is the Afternoon Teacher in the PreK and has been at The Children’s Center since 2017. She has a B.A. in English and Psycology from Mount Holyoke College and and M.Ed. in school psychology from Boston College. Her philosophy of teaching includes teachers need to develop a strong relationship with each unique student. Teachers need to be ready to see, to listen and to learn with her students, as well as share the children’s interests and excitement about learning.

Lisa is a member of NAEYC and Maine Roads to Qulaity.

Away from work, Lisa enjoys reading and watching movies (especially at the drive-in)!