• Bluegills - Room C15


    Phone: 734-439-5107

    Welcome to our classroom!  In our preschool classroom, children are active participants in the process of learning new concepts through individual and group experiences and activities.  Our students have many opportunities incorporated into their day to support the development of self-help and social skills which are an important component for their transition to kindergarten.

    Each week our lesson plan will link together specific curriculum objectives integrating activities that reflect the children’s interests.  Through play, these activities support development in the Creative Curriculum’s Eleven Experiences of Development and Learning (Blocks, Dramatic Play, Toys and Games, Discovery, Sand/Water, Art, Literacy, Technology, Cooking, Music and Movement, and Outdoors).   The Mathematics area includes the preschool edition of the Everyday Math Curriculum used at Paddock. 

    The children have opportunities for hands-on experimenting and interactions with classmates, which encourages them to make predictions and experience outcomes in all areas of learning.
    Through teacher-directed and child-initiated activities, teachers have the opportunity to observe and assess as children develop and strengthen their skills.  These outcomes are shared with parents during conferences.

    Our goal for the children is a relationship-based environment with peers, teachers, and families working together to enhance learning, create friendships, and promote positive outcomes. 

Contact Lead Teacher

Bluegill Teachers

Mrs. Kim Kimbrell

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Mrs. Kim Kimbrell

Ten years with Paddock’s Early Childhood Center has blessed me with many amazing memories, experiences and opportunities. The children each leaving a mark on my heart that has transformed me into the teacher I am today. My love for my students pushed me to pursue my education in early childhood at Washtenaw Community College. I was able to complete my Associates Degree in Early Childhood from WCC this past May.

My goal as your child’s teacher this year is to connect, build relationships, facilitate their learning and leave them with many fun memories and a love for learning. Children need to develop the mentality of being lifelong learners and that begins with positive first experiences. Much of this learning will be taking place through play, small groups, activities that cover our curriculum objectives and exposure to many learning experiences.

Personally, I grew up in Milan, have been married for 25 years, with four children (2 boys and 2 girls) who keep us very busy with their many activities. My many animals also keep me busy as well as entertain me and fulfill my love for animals. Some of my other interests include being outdoors, camping, traveling, reading and spending time with family and friends.

Mrs. Angelica Wilson

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Mrs. Angelica Wilson

Hi! I’m Mrs. Wilson. I’m excited to be one of your child’s Preschool teacher! I’ve been teaching Preschool going into my third year now and I absolutely love it. This school year will be filled with fun, lots of learning and many adventures! 

I received my Child Development Associates (CDA) for Preschool 2017. Previously I worked in the Infant Room for four years for PECC. All together I have been with Paddock’s Early Childhood Center for six years. 

I lived in Milan for 11 years now, with my husband Patrick of 15yrs, and our three beautiful children, our son, Christian (13y), twin daughters Angelina and Amerie (11y) and I can’t forget our lovable and spoiled-rotten jack russell terrier, Miggy-Cabrera Wilson. Together we love traveling, visiting new ballparks, seeking new adventures, cooking and enjoy being near water.

I look forward to watching your child grow and learn with us. Welcome to the Bluegills Room!

Ms. Mikayla Bowerman

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Ms. Mikayla Bowerman

My name is Mikayla Bowerman and I have lived in Milan my whole life. I graduated from Milan High School in 2015. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, at the lake, the sand dunes, the horse barn and up at my family's cabin. I also have a horse named Lacy. I will be attending Washtenaw Community College in the fall working towards my associate’s degree in child development. This is my fifth year here at Paddock and my first year in a preschool classroom. I am very excited to get to know each of you and your families.