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.