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.
Young children like to seek out activities and play experiences where they can make discoveries and achieve an understanding of their world. Each week our lesson plan will link together specific curriculum items integrating activities that reflect the children’s interests. Through play, these activities support development in the HighScope Curriculum which supports these experiences that children need to help them grow and prosper. The HighScope Curriculum’s content areas and key developmental indicators (KDIs) are guideposts defining both our beliefs about how children develop and the actions we must take to support that development. HighScope’s eight curriculum content areas are:
- Approaches to Learning
- Social and Emotional Development
- Physical Development and Health
- Language, Literacy, and Communication
- Creative Arts
- Science and Technology
- Social Studies
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, and gym. 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 am a lifelong resident of Milan and have two children. My daughter is pursuing her PhD in clinical psychology and my son is a recent U of M graduate (Go Blue!!) with a degree in Environmental Engineering. I enjoy cooking, gardening, watching sports, and traveling with my friends and family. I have had the joy of working with preschoolers over the past twenty - three years, eighteen 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 will be one of your child’s teachers this upcoming school year. I live in Belleville with my husband, Jeff, and our two boys, Gage (15) and Zane (9). Gage will be going into the 10th grade this year and Zane in the 4th. I enjoy bonfires, camping, and spending time with family. I have my associate's degree in childcare professional and am finishing up another associate's degree in Early Childhood. I will start working on my bachelor's degree this coming winter. I have worked with children for over 23 years.
I look forward to getting to know you and your child this school year.