This is my fifteenth school year as a preschool teacher for the Killingly district, however, I was at the KMS-preschool location for three years and now with the reconfiguration, I am at the KCS preschool location. I thoroughly enjoy working with three & four-year-olds; they are eager and willing to learn, they say the darnedest things, keep me feeling youthful, and demonstrate so much growth in one year. Each year I am excited to meet new friends and see returning faces. In preparation for a smooth transition, I think it's important to make the students and parents feel comfortable & welcome. I want families first school experience to be wonderful. I foster and support the children while exploring new things, becoming more independent, and discovering their own strengths. In my classroom we are very hands on...the messier the better! It's essential to hear what the children are thinking and to listen to what they have to say. The curriculum is based on the CT Early Learning and Development Standards and oh course the children's interests.