Ms. Kathye has been teaching music to young children for years. In addition to her own business, Happy Notes, Kathye teaches music at South Church Preschool as an enrichment program. Kathye specifically targets each age group with different songs and tailors her classes to the curriculum we are teaching at that time. We are so happy to be able to collaborate with Kathye during our holiday concerts and many other special events.
Mrs. Wegner is our new interim Gym teacher. She has taught in our classrooms for the past two years and is excited to continue teaching the kids in her gym classes. Her love for running and being active makes her a perfect candidate for the position! She is very talented at customizing her classes based on the children's needs and interests. Mrs. Wegner teaches gym to the 2 and 3 day classes every other week, and to the 4 and 5 day classes once every week. By the end of the year, our students are comfortable transitioning and participating in group activities because of our gym classes.
We are fortunate to have a teacher that is fluent in Spanish and loves teaching to young children. Mrs. Nardi teaches basic Spanish to the 5 day students. Her exuberant energy makes learning a new language fun and memorable. She includes her knowledge of early childhood education into her Spanish lessons with catchy songs, games and projects. We are so happy that we are able to expose our children to a foreign language at such a young age with so much success.
Jennifer has worked with children since 2002 and as a Pre-Kindergarten teacher for seven years. She has worked in a variety of early childhood education settings including, both state and privately funded nationally accredited programs, an enrichment after school program and a private art program. Jennifer incorporates her experience and love of art, through lessons focused on age appropriate activities surrounding the principles and elements of art.
Jennifer received an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Manchester Community College, as well as a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Visual Arts and a Master of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Eastern Connecticut State University.
Prior to South Church Preschool Jennifer worked at the Child and Family Development Resource Center at Eastern Connecticut State University as a program assistant. Jennifer enjoys sharing her passion for art with her students and will be teaching art enrichment as well as subbing.