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Metairie Toddler Class

Upon entering the Toddler classroom in Metairie, you can feel the love and warmth that the toddlers experience on a daily basis.  A neutral color scheme promotes calmness throughout the class. Everything is designed with the 1—2 year old child in mind, including low-rise shelves that provide easy accessibility for choosing “work.”  Our room meets the children’s needs for tranquility, beauty, security, order, and learning. In this “Prepared Environment,” the child can easily focus on the shelves that are prepared with activities designed to meet the child’s interests and budding competencies. These activities encompass: vocabulary building, sensorial stimulations with sound, touch, smell, and sight, and practice with eye/hand coordination. 

The toddler’s days are filled with love and encouragement. At group time the toddlers not only sing songs, they sign them. Story time, art activities, cooking, and outside play are a daily part of the toddler’s day. The children participate in table cleaning along with learning to sweep and wipe spills.  Social skills are emphasized daily as is verbalizing their wants, needs, likes, and dislikes. Great attention is given to helping the children identify their feelings and express them appropriately. 

Many modern neuroscientists have come to the same conclusion as Dr. Montessori-- that it is in the first three years of life the brain absorbs more information than at any other time. We know that your toddler will greatly benefit from the loving, encouraging environment that is prepared just for your child’s needs and absorbent mind.

 

Candace Mire
Toddler Team Member

Mrs. Candace joined the Kinder Haus Family in the Spring of 2016 as a substitute teacher. This summer she will join our Toddler Team full-time and her two youngest children will join the Preschool and Pre-K/K classes! Mrs. Candace has a kind and patient spirit that is immediately evident while in her presence. Welcome Mrs. Candance!

 

Cierra McEvoy
Toddler Team Member

Ms. Cierra originally joined Kinder Haus as a Substitute Teacher in the early spring of 2015. She is crossed trained in all three classes. We are so excited to have her as a full-time member of our Toddler Team! Ms. Cierra is extremely caring and understanding of the children’s needs and knows just how important it is to hear the voice of the child. Thank you Ms Cierra for sharing your nurturing and loving spirit with the children of Kinder Haus!

 

Brandie Boudreaux
Toddler Team Member

Ms. Brandie A. Boudreaux is the proud live-in God-mother and co-homeschooler of three amazing children. Her motivation for teaching is her love of fostering each child’s natural curiosity, which she believes is essential in developing a lifetime love of learning. Ms. Brandie has a passion for creativity and loves helping to create a nurturing and stimulating environment in which children can explore and lean at their own pace.

Ms. Brandie has an unrelenting fascination with the world we live in and is an avid lifetime leaner. She has a wide range of personal interests and hobbies, including acting, writing, videography, dance, folklore, education, and nature exploration. Ms. Brandie has spent many years working with young children in a variety of settings; she was a summer camp counselor, a former nanny, a Girl Scout leader and a volunteer at the zoo. She is currently working on her certification through MWEI and is very excited to expand her knowledge of the Montessori Method.