Green Room IA
Green room IA provides care for children ranging in age from 3 to 5 years of age. We provide a healthy, safe and nurturing environment that encourages young children’s natural growth and development. We strive to foster each child’s individual needs through social, emotional, language, cognitive and motor development.
We believe that children learn through play. Child –centered activities are available for a long period of the day. A literacy program is done daily which focuses on a wide variety of the learning areas of literacy: oral language, phonological awareness, letter recognition, and print awareness. Many learning concepts such as sorting, patterning, rhyming, and counting, are explored. The literacy program also allows the children to understand letters, numbers, syllables, opposites, and colors.
Weekly lesson plans are posted with the activities that will be provided for the children to explore. Many of the ideas on the lesson plans come from the children’s interest, which encompass the following areas: early mathematics, science, early literacy, language development, social studies, music and movement, creative expression, social and emotional development, heath and safety, and physical development.
The children are able to explore several fieldtrips throughout the year. We believe that the children’s learning takes place not only in the classroom, but outside the classroom as well. Green IA provides an enriched environment both inside and outside the classroom to provide the most learning experiences possible for your child.
Name: Angela Kilgore
Position: Lead Preschool Teacher
Education: Associates of Arts in Early Childhood Education
Experience: I have worked at EduCare since January of 2004 as a student worker. When I completed my degree I was a substitute teacher in various rooms. Then I became to Lead Kindergarten teacher until full day kindergarten began in area schools. In August of 2006, I became Green IA Lead Preschool Teacher.
Personal Information: I have been married since 2002, we have two beautiful girls Ashlynn and Claire. We enjoy having family fun at the parks, movies and playing in the backyard!
Name: Liz Bishop
Position: Assistant Preschool Teacher
Education: Associates Degree in Elementary Education from Butler Community College working towards a Bachelors Degree in Technology Management from Kansas State University
Experience: I have worked at EduCare since 2002. I have had the opportunity to be a student assistant, substitute, toddler Assistant Teacher, Preschool Assistant teacher and a toddler lead teacher. I have also had the opportunity to be a director at a different child care center.
Personal Information: I was born in Wichita, Kansas. I was raised in Wichita until I was a freshman in high school when my family moved to the country. I went to Remington High School and loved the smaller environment. I have an older brother which has been married for almost six years. I am very excited because I'm going to get to be an aunt for the very first time. I really love kids.