Ms. Lucy worked at our Center for over 4 and a half years, and after taking a 10-month break, returned to our organization this past February. She was born in Peru, and is fluent in both English and Spanish. Ms. Lucy has an AA Degree in Early Childhood Education, and feels that she interacts well with her children because she is so emotionally invested in their welfare.
What’s your favorite part of being a teacher at the Center?
Being around children and trying to make learning fun, interesting and enjoyable. Their trust and love is important to me.
What’s special about the FCMLCC compared to other preschool programs?
We are a family here; I will never forget all the support I got here when I needed it most.
What are some of your favorite activities to do with your students?
I like to read, talk to them and make art projects. Outside, I love to play in the sandbox and make different structures with them.
Why is early childhood education important?
Because children are able to develop in social, emotional and cognitive areas, which prepares them to face different challenges at school and in their personal development.
What is something that you particularly emphasize in your classroom?
I try to make the children feel loved and important, so they can feel free to talk to me.
Advice for parents?
Some parents ask about a formal cognitive development in their children; they would like us to teach them to write or count in a “traditional” way. I explain to them that children learn more within a certain context. We chose a topic, and teach them as many cognitive skills (including letters, numbers, graphs and shapes), that we can within that theme. Learning is related to play. While we play or talk with them, we are always introducing knowledge.