Older Preschool (ages 4 yrs-5 yrs)

Sara Miller, Older Preschool Lead Educator
I have been teaching at the Barn since 2002. I began in the Younger Preschool classroom as a teacher for six years, before becoming the Lead Teacher of the Older Preschool classroom in 2008. I attended Mount Ida College where I received a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Psychology. In 2004, I completed my Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction at Lesley University. I am also a part-time faculty member here at Lasell College. I thoroughly enjoy educating young students. Everyday at the Barn is new and exciting! I look forward to each new academic year that gives me the opportunity to nurture your children to reach their full potential.

Cassia Miller, Older Preschool Educator
I graduated from the University of Vermont in 2005 with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology and a minor in Psychology. In the past, I have worked with children of various ages and abilities in different environments. I have been a teacher in the Older Preschool classroom since the fall of 2007. I have enjoyed getting to know the friends and families that have come through The Barn over the past years. I look forward to sharing my experience, building new relationships, and having another great school year with the children at The Barn!

Lindsey Kestenbaum, Older Preschool Educator
I came to The Barn in 2010 with five and one-half years of experience teaching in preschool.  I received my Bachelor of Science degree from Westfield State College in 2004 with a double major in Liberal Studies and Elementary Education.  My future educational goal is a Masters degree in the educational field.

During high school I spent a good deal of time with preschoolers in the Child Lab.  By junior year I was a lead teacher.  I spent five summers as a camp counselor and a specialty counselor.   I have spent the last five and one-half years in two different preschool settings, working as a team teacher, a lead teacher, and as a solo classroom teacher.

I love the outdoors and am eager to share this passion with the students.  No such thing as inclement weather, just plan your outerwear accordingly.  Changing the air in kids' lungs does them a world of good mentally, spiritually, and physically.  Crafting, cooking, antiquing, quilting, and collecting children's books are some of the pastimes I enjoy.

I am so pleased to be able to join a wonderful staff at The Barn.  I am looking forward to sharing my experience, ideas, humor, and fellowship with the students, parents, and staff.  

 

Older Preschool Daily Schedule
Classroom size of 16 children

8:00-9:30 GOOD MORNING - greetings, communication with parents, activity areas set up and morning projects, structured free play. Classrooms are open between younger and older preschool.
9:45-10:00 CLEAN-UP
10:00-10:20 GROUP SNACK TIME
10:20-10:30 BOOKTIME and QUIET
10:30-11:15 OUTSIDE PLAY
11:30-12:00 PROJECT TIME – art projects, cooking projects, science projects, music class, theme activities outdoors play…
12:00-12:15 TOILETING TIME and hand washing
12:15-1:00 LUNCH TIME (preparation for nap)
1:00-2:30 STORIES AND REST TIME
2:30-3:30 BOOKS AND QUIET TABLE ACTIVITIES
3:30-4:00 OUTDOORS PLAY
4:00-4:20 SNACK TIME
4:20-4:45 STORY TIME
4:45-5:30 OUTDOORS PLAY
5:30-6:00 INDOORS TABLE ACTIVITIES

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