Tree Frogs - Room B7
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.
Tree Frog Teachers
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Carina White
My name is Carina White and I’ve been married to my husband, Matt for 15 years. We have two beautiful daughters, Vanessa (15yrs) and Alexis (12yrs). We have lived in Milan for 12 years and have enjoyed the friendly community. I have earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Eastern Michigan University, a State of Michigan Provisional Teaching Certificate and my CDA credential to enhance my education. I have substitute taught at both of Milan’s elementary schools, Paddock and Symons, and have been part of Paddock’s Early Childhood Center for six years. PECC has provided me with lots of friendships and memorable experiences. This year I hope to help your children build a strong foundation for success in education by encouraging self-confidence, pride and the joy of learning. I look forward to working with your family!
Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Shea Cook
Hello, my name is Shealynn Cook, but I go by Ms. Shea. This is my third year here at Paddock, my second year in preschool. Before making the transition to preschool I worked before and after school care for school-age children here at Paddock.
During my free time you will likely find me outside hiking, running, and kayaking. I also enjoy watching and playing all sports. I have a younger brother Shane, who is my best friend. I also come from a large family with lots of cousins. Family is very important to me.
I have spent the last 2 years at Eastern Michigan University, but currently am working on my CDA credential at Washtenaw Community College.
I look forward to getting to know you and your child, while having a great school year.