Meet Miss Melissa A.
My name is Miss Melissa and I have worked at Children Central for the past 19 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. I have also been a certified medical home health aide for the past 8 years.
I previously taught the two year olds in our Twaddler classroom for 16 years. 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.
Meet Miss Madison!
Hello! My name is Miss Madison, or as the children may call me ‘Miss Madi.’ I joined Children Central in January, 2021. As you may know, I have been assisting in the Twaddler Room, and helping out in the other classrooms throughout the school. I am so happy for the opportunity to be a Preschool teacher. This is a very fun age group, as the children are eager to learn and so full of curiosity. I love how excited a child gets when learning a new concept – no matter how large or small.
I knew I wanted to work with children after years of babysitting my cousins and the children of other families. In addition to being a teacher, I am also a college student at Bucks County Community College studying Psychology. I plan to incorporate aspects of psychology into the Preschool classroom, since these years for ages 3 to 4 are very important for their emotional development. For example, teaching the children how to identify and verbalize their emotions helps them to better express themselves and avoid frustration. My goal is to ensure the classroom is a safe space and happy environment where learning is fun for all of the children. I plan to teach the skills necessary for a successful transition to the Pre-K classroom. Together with my fellow teachers, we will teach a broad range of topics including the alphabet, animals, colors, months, shapes, and songs all in a very fun way!
Outside of work, I love spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy being outdoors, especially at the beach or at the park with my pets. I have two dogs, one who is a newly adopted puppy and a kitten. I look forward to teaching at Children Central and working closely with your child!
Meet Miss Krystal!
Hi! My name is Ms. Krystal and I am so excited to be joining the Children Central team as of July 2021! I have been teaching Preschool and Pre-kindergarten for over six years, and I absolutely love it! Preschool children are one of my favorite age groups because they are so curious and love learning.
I am currently taking classes to earn my CDA (Child Development Associates) credential. I eventually may return to school to complete my Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education.
As long as I can remember, teaching has been my passion. I started by playing school with my little sister and stuffed animals, to student teaching in high school, to now having been a teacher in a child care center for the past six years. I love playing such an important part in shaping young minds.
I hope to bring some new and exciting activities into the classroom to help prepare your children for Pre-K, and have lots of fun while doing it.
When I am not teaching, you may find me spending time with my boyfriend and friends, or shopping on Amazon to decorate my new house. I love Philly sports (especially the Eagles and Phillies), cats (I have 1 cat named Theo), and Dunkin’ iced coffee. I am always busy, as I work at a restaurant on the weekends too.
I cannot wait to help your child learn and develop throughout this upcoming school year!