Hi, I’m Mary Ann, the lead teacher for the 2-year-old class. I am a mom of three who chose to adopt 2 boys at the ages of 5 and 6 before giving birth to my daughter years later. My sons are 30 and 31 years old and my daughter is 15. I also have two wonderful grandsons ages 2 and 9.

I have my master’s degree in school counseling and worked for years as an elementary school counselor before staying home and raising my children. I was married for 23 years to a naval officer before becoming a single parent. I have always loved children and choose to return to the workforce as a preschool teacher to share that love.

Our 2-year-old class begins each morning with free play, where the kids have an opportunity to socialize with each other and practice sharing. It’s also an opportunity for us to practice counting and learning our shapes and colors. 

This is followed up with our devotion which encompasses the theme for the day. Music and finger-plays are incorporated to further socialize the children as well as to work on their verbal, fine motor, and gross motor skills.

Stories and age appropriate crafts help to reinforce our learning. We also love to go outside to our own playground for fresh air and a chance to run around and use our boundless supply of energy. We wrap our mornings up with a warm lunch where our children get a chance to master the use of utensils and drinking from an unlidded cup.

                                           

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