My name is Miss Melissa and I have worked at Children Central for the past 17 years, having started in December, 2001. I am Lead Teacher in the Preschool classroom and am also Senior Staff Supervisor.
I currently have earned the equivalent of a CDA (Child Development Associates) credential, and am looking forward to pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education starting in the fall. I have also been a certified medical home health aide for the past 6 years.
I previously taught the two year olds in our Twaddler classroom. This experience was great preparation and helped contribute to my knowing how to effectively teach our 3 year olds in Preschool. I have found much happiness and humility working with children. My goal as a teacher is to make sure the children in my care gain a sense of compassion, confidence and a love for learning! I like to incorporate a variety of art and music in my class daily to help the children’s creativity to flow naturally. I also make sure each child is celebrated when they reach their goals in the classroom to give them a sense of accomplishment and confidence. I have found the keys to success in my classroom are good leadership, working very closely as a team of teachers, and continuing to be very creative with the curriculum.
My strong family connection has been a big part of who I am today. We are an active family who love to travel, gather once a week for family dinner and game night, and enjoy our annual traditional gatherings and family sports events.
I feel very confident that my education coupled with my personal experiences can continue to be a positive asset to Children Central, as I help prepare the class for our Pre-Kindergarten program.
Hello my name is Ms. Jenn and I joined Children Central as a teacher in the Preschool classroom in December, 2016. I have approximately 10 years of experience teaching, as I have had the opportunity to work with every age group from infants to school age children.
I am very close to completing an Associate’s degree in early childhood education from Bucks County Community College, and would like to obtain my CDA (Child Development Associate’s Credential) until I am able to do so. I absolutely love what I do and I have always wanted to be a teacher. Being a part of a child's growth and development is something very special for me. I love teaching Preschool because the 3-4 year olds always find something new and exciting each day, as the children are so eager to learn and explore the world around them.
I believe each child is unique and different, and learns in their own way. I am thrilled to be a part of your child's life and the start of their education, as I look forward to helping prepare the children for our Pre-Kindergarten class. It is my goal to encourage a love of learning and have each child in my class develop their own independence and be able to express themselves creatively.
I currently live in Langhorne with my daughter Savannah who was born in January, 2016. She attends Children Central in the Toddler Room. Being a first-time mom, I absolutely love that she can be here with me. I cannot wait to watch her grow and see all the new things that she is going to learn. I am also anticipating the birth of my son due in February, 2018 as he will start here in the Infant Room.
In my spare time, I love to take pictures, do arts and crafts, spend time with friends and family, as well as go camping and to the beach.
I look forward to teaching your child and getting to know all of the families!
Hi! My name is Miss Joan. I joined the Children Central family in February, 2019. I trained in the Twaddlers class for about a month, and am very excited to now be a teacher in the Preschool class, which is what I love to do!
I attended Bucks County Community College where I earned my Child Development Associate (CDA) in June 2012. I am an award winning teacher of 33 years! I was selected as a Disney Hands Teacher Honoree # 90 out of the entire United States in 2004, which made me feel quite accomplished as a teacher! My staff, students and parents celebrated my award with a special luncheon at Somerton Springs Country Club. I was featured on the Channel 6 and 10 news, and in several newspapers across the Delaware Valley! I was honored again in 2006 as The Educator of The Year for BAEYC and NAEYC! I appeared on the Channel 6 news and was interviewed for many newspapers in the Tri-State area!
I am so happy to be teaching your child in the Preschool class! It is an environment where I can provide the love that is essential for all the children in my class. It is important to me that every child has a sense of accomplishment and is truly celebrated when they attain their goals! I love interacting with the children, as they learn new and exciting things each and every day! Incorporating the curriculum, I like to utilize "The Sing, Dance, and Play" method of teaching! I have found that the fun of learning encourages children to look forward to coming to school and my classroom!
I am married to my wonderful husband Gary. We have two amazing sons Brian and Chase. In my spare time, I love spending time with my family, cooking, visiting museums, and traveling with Gary! My family means the world to me! Teaching is my life's work and my journey to promote learning and individuality! I love being a Teacher!