Actually, I’ll let our parents toot about our *amazing* reading specialists for me... “The value of your & your girls is literally priceless (Nolen has learned SO much in such a short timeframe)."
“We love Michelle and are so happy with your program. Ruby is excited to read and always looks forward to her reading days with Michelle.”
“It has been such a pleasure and privilege to be working with Ashton. Ethanresponds really well to her and looks forward to his visits with her.”
“Ashton has been so fabulous and Ethan has a great connection with her.”
“Delaney loves Michelle and is having a great time!”
“Devon wanted to do his lesson "in a fort" today. So Michelle climbed under the table with him and carried on.”
“Anthony loves you guys.”
“Elizabeth loves Michelle and is begging for her to come.”
I couldn't have said it better! These girls are caring, fun, patient, creative, high energy, motivating, and extremely positive! But they are also well- educated, highly qualified, and experienced in the field of early literacy development.
And each week they demonstrate a wonderful enthusiasm for working with our Preschool Readers students.
You may have heard that 90% of a child’s brain development happens before age 5.
In an article in The Atlantic, entitledThe Underestimation of America's Preschool Teachers, Marcy Whitebook, the director of the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, states that 'existing brain science backs up what educators could only theorize in the 1970s: The first five years of a child’s life are key to their overall brain development. What children learn before age 5—both academic skills like critical thinking and social skills like taking turns—sets the stage for the rest of their lives.
But, the single most important element in capitalizing on that crucial window is who provides education in those years. Caring for young children can’t be separated from teaching them, Whitebook said. Without the caring, little learning can take place.
In fact, brain science shows that this combination of caring and educating must go hand in hand for this age group. While a 14-year-old might manage to learn something about the Constitution from a social-studies teacher he doesn’t like, a 4-year-old is incapable of learning much from an adult he does not trust.’