Hello Twaddler families! My name is Miss Kate and I am so excited to get to know each and every one of you! I am proud to be the Lead Teacher of the Twaddler classroom. I graduated from Elizabethtown College (PA.) in 2013 with my Bachelor’s degree in English Professional Writing. In addition, I also have earned my Infant and Toddler CDA (Child Development Associates) credential. Prior to starting at Children Central in October of 2019, I was the Lead Toddler Teacher, Infant Lead Teacher, and Assistant Toddler Teacher. Twaddlers may seem the most challenging for some; however, I find this age to be the most fun! My favorite thing about older toddlers is their excitement when they encounter new things, and their love of learning. During Circle Time, I like to incorporate fun ideas such as a “Mystery Box” or a “Big Question.” I enjoy getting the children thinking about a given topic and having open communication, not only between teachers and students, but also among their peers. I am most excited about bringing science and nature into the classroom. I think children (of all ages) learn best not only in, but also outside of the classroom. When the weather cooperates, I enjoy bringing the learning outside! During the change of seasons, one of my favorite activities is going on a nature walk to look for signs of the upcoming season. For example, at the beginning of autumn we may go look for leaves that are changing colors, branches without leaves, and so much more! When possible, my students have collected these items and brought them back into the classroom to observe them more in depth. For example, we may use magnifying glasses to look at leaves or use crayons and paper to make leaf rubbings. A little bit about myself, I live in Langhorne with my husband and daughter named Hayleigh, who is in the Toddler Two Room here at Children Central. I love being a teacher at Children Central! I look forward to getting to know all of the children in the Twaddler Room and preparing them for their transition to our Preschool class.
Hello! My name is Miss April and I am very excited to have joined the Children Central family as a teacher in the Twaddler classroom, as of August, 2019. I cannot wait to meet the families and become an integral part of your child’s learning and development. Working with children is my passion and is what I want to do for the rest of my life. I previously worked in a child care center as the infant room lead teacher, and I have babysat for many families throughout the years. I have learned so much from my previous experiences. I have always wanted to work with the two to three year olds in the Twaddler age group. This is such a fun age and the teaching possibilities are endless! I am very excited to take on the challenge of teaching the children through both curriculum and a structured play program. I strive to create a loving and safe space for each and every child in my care. I grew up part time in Philadelphia and part time in Fairless Hills. I now have a child of my own and he inspires me to better myself every single day. I attended Mercy Vocational High School, the only catholic vocational high school in the country, where I took Culinary and Pastry Arts. Cooking is another passion of mine, as I love to host dinner parties and BBQs on the weekends with my fiancé. We are huge foodies and love trying new and quirky restaurants in the city. Food and family mean the most to me! I look forward to getting to know all of the children and families, as I’m so excited to start this journey at Children Central!
Hello Twaddler families! My name is Miss Kelsey and I am so excited to get to know you and your little ones. I have been working with children since 2010 and I absolutely love it! I previously was as an ABA Therapist (Applied Behavior Analysis), having worked with adults with disabilities. I created and implemented individual habilitation goals and behavior plans which lead me down the path of becoming a behavioral therapist. My first job with children was through my church babysitting for families, as well as taking turns managing the daycare while service was in session. I have experience with children with Autism as well as children with ADHD, and I have basic knowledge of American Sign Language. I am currently in the process of becoming a registered behavior therapist. I also plan to soon earn my CDA (Child Development Associate) as well. My favorite way to teach is through natural environment teaching and sensory play. I love incorporating fun and unique ways to get the children excited about learning. I am a motivated educator that enjoys teaching children new skills in fun and creative ways. I like to introduce sensory play to expand creativity. My husband and I moved to Pennsylvania three years ago and it’s definitely a place we would like to make our forever home. When not taking care of little ones, I’m either a busy bee in the kitchen baking up sweet treats for my bakery, or lounging around snuggled up with a book. I look forward to helping prepare your Twaddler child for the Preschool class, and getting to know all of the families!