- B.S. Early Childhood Education; UCLC teacher since 2000
- My purpose as an early childhood educator is to be a consistent, stable, nurturing, and responsive practitioner. I foster positive relationships, encourage exploration, and ensure safety while still allowing children to take some appropriate risks. I am a quiet observer. I delight in the wonder in a child’s eye as they discover something profound or learn something new. I truly have the greatest job on Earth!
- B.S. General Studies, with a minor in Early Childhood Education; UCLC teacher 2006-2019, since 2021
- B.A. Individualized Studies: Advocacy for Diverse Young Learners. M.A. Learning, Development, and Family Sciences; UCLC teacher since 2021
Our children are learning like they do in a “classroom,” but they are part of a family that learns together.
Children joining a Preschool Family remain in this family with a consistent group of children and teachers. This allows each child to develop a sense of community and belonging as they learn how to get along with one another, and creating a sense of safety and security.
The Yellow Family encourages independence by allowing the children to take on tasks at their own pace.