Younger Preschool (ages 3 yrs-4 yrs)

Lisa Callahan, Younger Preschool Lead Educator
I have been working as a teacher in early childhood education since 1991 and began teaching at The Holway Child Study Center in 1994. I have enjoyed each moment in the Younger Preschooler classroom, learning, smiling and laughing with your children. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education with a minor in psychology.
I dreamed at an early age that I would choose a career that allowed me to work with young children. I suppose I was predestined to follow in my mother’s footsteps, as she was a kindergarten teacher for 25 years. I truly enjoy the innocence, enthusiasm, and sense of wonderment that the children share with me each day.
Kayla McMahon, Younger Preschool Educator

As a 2010 graduate from Wheelock College in Boston, MA, I received a Bachelors Degree in Human Development and Early      Childhood Education. I am very excited to call The Barn my home after graduation. I am so excited to be working with the children in the younger preschool room and getting to know both the children and families on an individual level. I cannot wait to see what the year has in store of us, while watching the children grow and explore new things.

Jessica Zabchuck, Younger Preschool Educator
I am a 2011 graduate of Lasell College with a BA in Early Childhood Education. I have lived in Newton for twenty years and am a Newton North graduate. At Newton North, I majored in early childhood education and received my preschool teacher certification. I have always loved children and knew from a young age that being a teacher is what I always wanted to do. I have enjoyed every minute of working at the Barn since my freshman year, I am looking forward to spending more time at The Barn, and continuing to work with children for many years to come.
 

 

 

Younger Preschool Daily Schedule
Classroom size 14 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.
9:30-10:00 CLEAN-UP and CIRCLETIME (choose “star of the day”) monthly or weekly theme discussion, finger plays, stories, experiments, teaching concepts, sharing time…
10:00-10:30 SNACK TIME – wash hands, eat snack, quiet book and puzzle time following snack
10:30-11:30 OUTSIDE PLAY – gym time, field play and walks
11:30-12:00 STORY (bathroom and handwashing)
12:00-12:45 LUNCH TIME
1:00-3:00 NAP TIME- two tape stories while resting on mats, quiet time, rest music and naps
3:00-3:30 WAKE UP- bathroom time, writing center and tabletop manipulatives
3:30-4:00 AFTERNOON SNACK
4:00-4:45 AFTERNOON CIRCLE - story and “All About Today” calendar
4:45-5:45 OUTSIDE and FREE PLAY (afternoon tabletop activities or projects)
5:45-6:00 Clean up time and quiet stories

News Highlight

Lasell Alum Honored with National Educator Award  Friday, October 10, 2014Medford, Mass. fifth grade teacher and Lasell undergraduate alum Anthony Petrelis ’05 has been honored as the only educator in Massachusetts to receive the 2014 national Milken Educator Award.

Featured Event

Colored Girls Hustle  Wednesday, October 29, 2014Yamawaki Auditorium