Carly has been an Early Childhood Educator for 5 years and has worked in a variety of programs.
Conscious Caregiving is the foundation of her program; she uses gentle and understanding language to create an atmosphere of mutual respect. Her goal is to help children get “ready” for preschool by teaching/enhancing:
– problem solving skills,
– self regulation and coping skills,
– social-emotional skills,
– critical thinking,
– how to treat others with respect,
– self-care skills, and
– how to build self-confidence and independence.
Carly feels very strongly that preschool is not a place to sit down and learn ABC’s and 123’s, but a place for the children to explore and follow their natural instinct to learn! She believes that learning should be FUN, and that children should have the power to decide what they learn about and when.
Stéphanie has been an Early Childhood Educator for 2 years and was an Early Childhood Educator Assistant for 4, but has worked with children in a variety of manners (as a classroom support for children with special needs, a live in nanny, in head start programs, in daycares, preschools, before and after school age care programs, and in kindergarten classrooms) over the past 9 years.
Stéphanie incorporates nature, music, and cooking in her program to help children develop autonomy, self-confidence, life skills, and resilience in her classroom. She is also skilled in assessing children’s developmental ability and creates effective learning opportunities specific to each child’s individual needs and individually appropriate developmental milestones.