Seahorses - Room C15 - Phone: 734-439-5110
Lead Teacher: Patrice Stover, email@example.com
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 of 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
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 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 at Paddock since 2004. 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:
Ms. Breanna Barnes
Hello! My name is Breanna Barnes, but everyone calls me Bree. This is my second year teaching and my first year at Paddock. I am so excited to be a part of your child’s learning this year! I was raised in Dundee, MI, where I graduated in 2016. I am getting ready to start my Child Development Associate credential in the new year.
A little about me, I am the oldest of 3 kids and grew up babysitting my younger brothers and my cousins.I am a Michigan State fan(Go Green!!!). I enjoy reading, baking, watching football, playing with my two dogs, Daisy and Maddie, and going on vacation with my friends and family.
My favorite vacations are going Up North where we ride quads and RZRs and just get to relax, as well as going down to my boyfriend’s family house down in Florida. I’ve been working as an Assistant Preschool teacher for the past year and have fallen in love with teaching!
I am so excited and am looking forward to teaching and working with your child for the school year, to be able to watch them grow and learn!
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Annie Sherrod
I am a Teacher Assistant in our awesome GSRP program at Paddock. I have been working with children for over 24 years and am so excited to be here with your children. I graduated from Monroe Community College with my Associate in Early Childhood Development in 2005 and later obtained my Montessorian Lead Teacher for Infant/Toddler care. I have taught and worked as the Director of a Childcare Preschool Program, Montessori Preschool, and owned my own in-home childcare for many years.
I have three beautiful children who are my pride and joy, and am a new grandparent. (Yes! I am a “Nanny.” I was supposed to be a granny, but the “g” is too hard for my granddaughter to say.) If you do not see me at school, you can find me with my two French Bulldogs and English Bulldog: Gemma, Petunia Pickle and Jax. I am excited to be with all my Little Friends this year, as I love listening to their stories and hearing them talk about themselves. It makes my heart happy!