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 Miss Carol. I am happy to have joined Children Central in August, 2019 as a teacher in the Preschool class.
I have 18 years’ experience working in a child care / preschool setting. My first 12 years I was a teacher in a Toddler classroom, and for the past 6 years I taught Pre-Kindergarten. I look forward to assisting with the learning experiences of our 3 and 4 year olds to prepare them for the Pre-K classroom. I earned my CDA (Child Development Associate) credential in 2016 from Bucks County Community College.
I am devoted to teaching kindness to young children. Kindness towards each other leads to respect for one another, and the acceptance of everyone’s differences. I believe that when young children understand how to be kind, they are able to show compassion and empathy towards others. I love music, art and books and I enjoy sharing this love with young children.
My husband and I are currently empty nesters. We look forward to our son's wedding in April 2020! We always enjoy visiting our daughter who lives in Pittsburgh, PA.
I personally look forward to getting to know all of the children and their families in the Preschool class.
Hi! My name is Miss Lauran. I am very excited to have joined Children Central as a teacher in the Preschool classroom! I have over two years’ experience as a Preschool teacher at a local child care center. I graduated from Bucks County Technical High School, and am proud to say that I was in the first class to graduate from Child Development with my CDA Ready Certificate. This means that I am now ready to take my assessment test to earn the CDA (Child Development Associates) credential, which I now plan to do at Children Central.
Prior to pursuing Child Development in school, I enjoyed babysitting for family friends. I have always had a love for children, and in turn, have loved the enjoyment children bring to my life.
I took a break from teaching for a few months, and am excited to get the opportunity again in the high quality early learning program here at Children Central. I love working with young children because I enjoy seeing them develop and learn so much over the course of just a year’s time! I believe that teachers are one of the first big influences to be a role model for a child, in addition to their family. Teachers can make a positive and strong impact, even if the child may not remember my name by the time they turn 10! What is important is that a child will remember some of the things they were taught in our classroom, such as to treat others the way you would want to be treated. The main goal is that each child leave my classroom having learned something important for their future.
I cannot wait to get to know all of the Preschool children and their families! I look forward to seeing your child grow and learn each and every day they are in my classroom, as I get to play the important role of teacher and be part of their fun learning experience.