Hickory – Preschool Classroom

Jessica Kennedy

How long have you been with Children First: July of 2019

What is your DEEC Certificate: Director II, Lead Teacher Pre & Infant/Toddler

What is your role at CF: Lead Teacher in Hickory

Favorite Quote: “Knowing that we can be loved exactly how we are, gives us the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people.” -Mr. Rogers

Favorite Book: The Snowy Day – Erza Jack Keats

What is your 5 year Children First Goal: Find ways to reduce waste produced during daily classroom activities and meal times.

Ashley Medina

How long have you been with Children First: Since Sept 2019

What is your DEEC Certificate: Infant/toddler teacher, preschool teacher

What is your role at CF: Preschool teacher

Favorite Quote: “The greatest gifts we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.” – Maria Montessori

Favorite Book: Rainbow Fish – Marcus Pfister

What is your 5 year Children First Goal: To incorporate more natural material to the classroom and become more knowledgeable on the Reggio Emilia style of teaching.

Molly Cook

How long have you been with Children First: Two years

What is your DEEC Certificate: Lead Preschool teacher

What is your role at CF: Preschool teacher

Favorite Quote: “I’m not here for a long time. I’m here for a good time.”

Favorite Book: Blood and Chocolate

What is your 5 year Children First Goal: To continue to grow as a teacher and take each day as a learning opportunity. Also I hope to continue professional education to obtain my degree in early childhood education.

Other: I love my dog Tonka, family, friends, hiking, fishing, painting, roller-skating, canoeing, tubing, and gardening including making my own pickles.

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