I began teaching preschool in 2009
at Sonrise Academy, a Christian preschool run by the Cornerstone Church in Lebanon. When it closed with little warning to families, I opened my home to accommodate specific students for kindergarten preparation. We had 8 students that first year and even though the program is unlicensed, parents continued to request it again and it grew in size!
As I taught pre-k, new activity ideas came along like summer mini-camps for young children, group music classes and even preschool piano programs. While I use music in each context to help convey concepts to little ones, my current preschool programs primarily focus on general education. While I've learned the most about children simply from being a mom, I regularly research new methods & materials to enhance both my students' learning and enjoyment. Overall, my teaching philosophy is simple: learning should be fun!