I have over 19 years early childhood education experience. I have worked for three licensed child care corporations since 1996. I have held many positions including a teachers aid, a Lead Teacher, an Educational Coordinator, an Assistant Director and a Center Director. My most recent experience in the education field was at USD 470 as a Learner Support for 5th grade and I had the pleasure of working in the technology department with 1st grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade. I own and operate a home daycare in Kansas, Books and Bubbles Family Care. I also own Teach At Daycare, a company that designs and creates handcrafted educational materials for children as well as Trinity Teachings, a Religious based handcrafted curriculum company. In my home preschool I offer a full curriculum based program. Children enrolled are in a preschool learning environment. I use theme based curriculum as the children enjoy learning about various holidays, seasons, animals, etc along with a letter of the week, number of the week, sight word of the week, phonics, and reading using BOB books. I also focus a lot on writing, literacy, and math, preparing children for Kindergarten. I currently am homeschooling one of my daughters who is in Kindergarten. I use my Teach At Daycare curriculum as well as my Trinity Teachings curriculum to aid in her homeschooling experience.
My preschool teaching style is theme based with a focus on literacy and math. My homeschool teaching style is eclectic....a little of everything.
I received Honor Teacher in 2002
I hold a diploma in Child Care Specialty from Rasmussen College in Minnesota.
I am originally from California. I am married and have 5 children. I homeschool one of my daughters and my other daughter attends my home daycare.
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World History, World Language, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Other (World Language), Arts & Music, Art History, Visual Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music), Physical Education, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Career and Technical Education, Health, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, British History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Statistics, School Counseling, Character Education, Family Consumer Sciences, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Cooking, Short Stories, Writing, Asian Studies, Oral Communication, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Decimals, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, American Sign Language, Occupational Therapy, Handwriting, Engineering, Phonics, Women's History Month