"Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So... get on your way." Dr. Seuss
"Tell me and I may forget. Teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I will learn."
I believe that children learn best through meaningful play experiences. My goal is to nurture the children into confident, respectful kindergarten ready kids with not only the academic skills they need, but also build on the appropriate social and emotional skills they will need throughout life. I will teach children the importance
of having respect for themselves, as well as other people and other living things. I will help foster social,
emotional, physical and intellectual skills through age appropriate activities.
The Learning Den is a cozy, in-home program, with a low ratio, and a preschool curriculum for children ages 3-5. During the learning center portion of the day centers for math, science, writing, dramatic play, creative art, blocks/building, library/technology provide enjoyable, hands-on, self guided experiences to foster these skills; while small group times provide opportunities for teacher guided academic experiences. The Learning Den implements the most current academic methods to ensure the children are having fun while learning the needed skills for entering kindergarten and beyond.
A low child-to-teacher ratio allows for plenty of professional supervision and guidance. It also allows
opportunities for quality one-on-one time with the children. I can more easily focus on each child, and their individual readiness to deal with the challenges of entering kindergarten, both emotionally and
academically with the ratio I am able to provide.