Seahorses - Room C15
Welcome to our Seahorse community! In our preschool classroom, children are active participants in the process of learning new concepts through individual and group experiences and activities. Our Seahorses 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. There are also special activities, which include visits to the nature center, music, gym, and library.
Through teacher-directed and child-initiated activities, teachers can 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.
Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Patrice Stover
Hello, my name is Patrice Stover. I am very excited to be a part of your child’s learning experience. I approach teaching with a play-based philosophy as children learn by doing. I believe that all children are unique, having their own interests, needs, and learning styles. In our classroom, I will provide an environment that will stimulate, enrich, and create a foundation for future academics. I will also provide the children with age appropriate activities that encourage curiosity, discovery, and encourage problem solving; which will allow for individual growth and development of a positive self-image. My philosophy reflects the position of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Just a little about me. I live in Milan and have two children who are pursuing their education in Psychology and Environmental Engineering. I enjoy cooking, gardening, watching sports, and traveling with my friends and family. I have been working with preschoolers over nineteen years, fifteen of those years here at Paddock. I have a bachelor’s degree from Madonna University, where I majored in Child Development.
I’m looking forward to working with your child this school year, helping them to build a love for learning!
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Jeanette Bahn
Hello! My name is Jeanette Bahn, and I like to go by Jennie. I live in Belleville with my husband, Jeff, and our two boys, Gage (12) and Zane (6). Gage will be starting 7th grade and Zane 1st grade. As a family, we like to have bonfires and go for bike rides around downtown Belleville.
I have my associates degree in Early Childhood from Washtenaw Community College, as well as, my CDA and an advanced certificate in Early Childhood. I have worked with children for over 20 years.
I look forward to getting to know you and your child this upcoming school year.