Meet Miss Denise!
Hi, my name is Miss Denise and I am excited to be joining the Children Central family as the Center Director. I have been in the education field for over 30 years, the last 22 as a Director. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.
I was drawn to this field because there is something amazing about the moment a child figures something out about the world – whether that is taking a first step or helping a friend. It has never gotten old for me.
As an educator and a mother, I am aware of the many emotions you may be juggling at this time, it is never easy to choose a school for your child. I look forward to working with all parents/guardians and establishing positive relationships. I am a strong proponent of an open-door policy and I welcome conversations regarding your child(ren) to ensure a successful school year.
My methodology of learning is through structured play. This provides opportunities for children to engage with people, objects, and the environment, both actively and imaginatively. When playing, children may be organizing, constructing, manipulating, pretending, exploring, investigating, creating, interacting, imagining, negotiating and making sense of their world. It promotes the development (physical, social, emotional, cognitive and creative) of a child and depending on how it is utilized, may also support a broad range of literacy and numeracy skills. Learning through play also allows for each child to learn at their own pace.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our yellow lab. The past few months have been a doozy, as my twins began their college journey and left our home. This mom was not ready for an empty nest so soon. Since they are only about 2 hours away (in opposite directions), I do try to make the trip for visits as often as possible. I absolutely love the beach and if I had my way, I would have a home right on the beach so I could listen to the waves all day long.
I cannot wait to begin this journey. Thank you for entrusting your precious children to us; we do not take our role lightly. I look forward to making lasting memories together.