Suzanne started her career as a ballet dancer, graduating with a BA honors in Performance Arts. After college she became involved in the field of health and wellness. She created, developed, and taught a children's music and movement program. After moving to the US in the early 1990's Suzanne started teaching music, movement, and drama in both public and private schools. She completed her Early Childhood Education units and transitioned into teaching preschool curriculum. Suzanne has taught in a number of preschools over the past 25 years including Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and traditional. --->Suzanne’s LinkedIn!
Our teaching style has always been to create fun creative activities that children will love. We use elements from traditional preschool education and guidelines, integrating Montessori, and Reggio Emilia philosophies to promote individualized learning and exploration within our teaching program. We love to create learning materials that are creative and will promote exploration, discussion and open ended learning. There are many alternatives within the program that will extend the learning and can be used to adjust the materials to the individual learning stages of each child. ---> Meet Us!
In 1996, Suzanne's music and movement program won a “Make Fitness Happen” Educational Opportunity Grant, awarded by IDEA, the International Association of Fitness.
BA (honors) Performance Arts Degree from Middlesex University, UK. Institute of Personnel Management Level 1. Royal Society of Arts. YMCA Certificate in Teaching Exercise to Music. IDEA International Health and Fitness Association Certificate in Youth Fitness. Montessori Early Childhood Education credits through California State East Bay including Philosophy, Practical Life, Arithmetic, Language, Science, Sensorial, and Art Early Childhood Education credits through Diablo Valley College, CA, including Child Development and Psychology, Child, Family, and Community CBEST: California Basic Educational Skills Test
Hatchling Curriculum is a multi-generational family company. The preschool curriculum was developed by Suzanne, who has been an early childhood educator for over 25 years. The lessons were originally created in collaboration with her daughter, Shay, who wanted quality age-appropriate activities to teach her own daughter, Autumn! Shay teaches Hatchling Curriculum lessons at home with her daughter and Suzanne continues to teach these lessons with her preschool class. ---> Check Out Our Blog!