I am the primary preschool teacher and Director of Busy Bees Childcare. I have been employed at Busy Bees since 2008 and take great pride in my work with the children, families and the community.
I have a degree in Early Childhood Education from Hesser College (Portsmouth, NH) and have lived in the Seacoast area all my life. I have two wonderful children, Rorie and Ronnie, who both attended Busy Bees Preschool and have now graduated to "the big kid school". I love planning a fun and engaging curriculum for our students and tailoring it to suit their individual needs. I hope to teach children to be respectful and responsible members of our community and will strive to provide a balanced curriculum that encompasses all areas of learning while following Maine Early Learning Guidelines.
I am currently a preschool teacher at Busy Bees and have been in the Early Care and Education field for over 10 years. I attended NHTI in Concord NH for Early Childhood Education. I currently have 15 ECE credits and my coursework included; Dynamics of activity centered learning, curriculum development, children's literature and health and safety basics. I am a member of Maine Roads to Quality and continue to take workshops and classes for further professional development. I like to keep a clean and tidy classroom and participate in daily exercise activities. I am the 5210, Let’s Go! Coordinator at the school and we have done such a great job with our healthy parties and exercise routines that we have reached gold status! I have 3 boys and two dogs who keep me on my toes. I love the beach, hiking with family and gardening.
I am an associate teacher at Busy Bees and am currently studying Early Childhood Education at York County Community College. I am excited to be graduating with my Associates degree this spring! Working with young children has helped me realize the importance of quality childcare early on. It has been a great privilege to provide an educational experience for all our children and families and to be part of a supportive staff team! I hope to teach children to create their own stories, dance to their own tune and to be themselves! When teaching in the classroom you can find me digging in the sand, walking across the balance beam, reading fun stories and scaffolding the children's play! Playing together, moving and being silly is important to children's development and if I find a child whithout a smile I will give them one of mine!
Our hope is to make the Infant/Toddler Classroom a place where your little ones feel loved, nurtured and safe. Your child's most basic needs will come first and we will also offer age appropriate materials and toys to explore with and discover new things. We keep our routines consistent and venture outside into our "green space" as often as we can. On nice days we will take walks to the farm to see the chickens and cows. We hope you and your child will enjoy Busy Bees as much as we do!
I have been in the field of early care and education for over 17 years. I have worked as an infant, toddler and preschool teacher as well as volunteered in the public schools. I have been the director of Busy Bees Preschool since 2004. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology as well as an Associate in Early Childhood Education.
I value my position as an early education professional and take pride in providing quality programming for children from infancy to kindergarten age. I feel there should be an equal balance between teacher and child initiated learning activities and that allowing time for "play" is important as it is children's work. I am here to support teachers, children and parents alike and look forward to all the adventures we will embark on together!
I have lived in the seacoast area for several years and enjoy the changing seasons and being close to beach and parks. We have 6 wonderful children and enjoy playing board games, listening to music, playing sports, reading and exercising together. Thank you for sharing your children with us at Busy Bees where, "It is more than just childcare...it is FAMILY!".
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