Kindergarten Teacher and Summer Garden Coordinator
Leslie has worked with children in an educational setting for over 10 years, and loves sharing in their days. She received an Associates degree in Early Childhood education from WCTC and a Bachelors degree in Psychology from UWM.
When not at school, she enjoys outdoor activities, live music, singing, cooking, and spending quality time with friends and family and a very active Corgi dog.
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination circles the world” – Albert Einstein
In early childhood, young children are nurtured in a home-like environment. Their days include time in nature, artistic activities, creative play with natural toys, stories, songs, and practical activities such as building, sewing and cooking. The curriculum fosters the curiosity and joy of childhood and builds the self confidence and pre-academic skills that become the foundation for formal learning in the grades.
All elements of the kindergarten are guided by trained teachers who deeply understand how your child learns – engaging him or her intellectually, emotionally and physically. The curriculum is supported by a strong oral tradition that provides rich language experiences that are successful in cultivating good speech and expression. This approach exposes your child to significantly larger vocabularies than those found in early-reader programs, allowing her or him to expand their literacy skills through dramatization, poetry, puppet plays, songs, storytelling and drawings – creating a foundation in reading and writing.