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Early Childhood Learning Center

Staff Bio - Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith
Yellow Room Teacher
(509) 963-1744
ssmith@cwu.edu

 

Teaching Experience:

2 years, K-8 substitute teacher
6 years, Family home childcare provider/preschool teacher
3 years, preschool teacher at Kittitas County Head Start/ECEAP
4th year a lead teacher in Yellow Room at ECLC

Background:

I graduated from CWU and have lived in Ellenburg for over 15 years. During that time I have worked with children in several capacities both through employment and volunteer opportunities. I also have 3 children of my own who inspire me on a daily basis.

Education:

B.A. in Education, Central Washington University.
Elementary Education Major
Early Childhood Education Minor
Library Media Endorsement

Philosophy:

I believe that young children learn best through play. They need to feel free to explore, experiment, and interact with the world around them in order to learn from it.

In my classroom:

Children have many developmentally appropriate activities to choose from
Parents are always welcome to participate

Coming into my classroom parents will see/observe:

Children actively engaged in a variety of learning activities
Children learning and utilizing appropriate problem solving skills
Children learning self help skills

My goals are:

To provide a safe, comfortable learning environment
To help children grow socially, emotionally, physically, and cognitively
To meet the needs of each individual child to the best of my ability