Angels (6 weeks-12 months)

MACKENZIE W., LEAD TEACHER

Ms. Mackenzie earned a B.S. degree in Family and Consumer Sciences and worked with young children for over a year before joining our center in 2017. She works full time from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and is First Aid and CPR certified.

 

 

 

LORI H., CO-ASSISTANT TEACHER

Ms. Lori began working in our Infant/Toddler Program in 2000 and works part time from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Wednesday.  She earned a B.S. degree in Home Economics and has raised two children of her own. Lori is CPR and First Aid certified.

 

 

 

JANE F., CO-ASSISTANT TEACHER

Ms. Jane began working at Hillcrest in 2011. She received a degree in Applied Behavioral Science (specialty in Autism) from the University of Kansas in 2009, after years of raising her five children and volunteering in their classrooms. Jane has also worked as an assistant teacher in a preschool room and as an autism tutor in Texas before relocating back to Kansas. She is First Aid and CPR certified and works part time from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Wednesday through Friday.

 

ENVIRONMENT

  • A loving, nurturing environment where each child’s individual needs are met through qualified, very experienced teachers
  • A safe environment where infants can explore and discover their identity and surroundings
  • Bottle feeding is always with an adult caregiver
  • The environment is changed to support the lesson plans
  • This classroom is licensed for up to six infants

CURRICULUM

  • Lesson plans consist of activities in social emotional growth, motor skill development, acquisition of language, cognitive development and Christianity
  • Activities are planned using individual time, small groups, large groups, and music and movement
  • Teachers promote every area of children’s development through personal interactions, educational toys and materials and exploratory walks throughout the premises

PARENT INVOLVEMENT

  • Teachers encourage and welcome parent participation and involvement