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Mandeville Campus

252 Magnolia Street

Mandeville, LA 70448

(985) 674-9303

Metairie Campus

5201 W. Napoleon Avenue

Metairie, LA 70001

(504) 454-2424

Nido Campus

430 N Causeway Blvd

Mandeville, LA 70448

(985) 674-9303

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Metairie Preschool Community

With the knowledge that the first three years of life are so important to brain development, the preschool classroom is designed to provide the two year old with sensorial development of visual discrimination of size, shape and colors, sound discrimination, language development, and introduction to mathematics. The classrooms also have areas for art expression and daily living skills (pouring, spooning, cleaning). While there is much intellectual stimulation, our emphasis is always on nurture of each child’s uniqueness. Singing, signing, stories, music and  movement are all part of the preschooler’s days. Frequent cooking projects are built into our curriculum. Social skills continue to be developed, as is the ongoing acquisition of verbal skills.

 

Great emphasis is placed on recognizing, respecting, and appropriately expressing feelings. Our practical life skills are refined as children learn grace and courtesy manners during lunch.  Children learn to push their chairs back under the table, scrape their plates, and help clean the classroom. Friends are a great part of the children’s days. Outside play provides many opportunities for developing gross motor skills and for social interaction, too. We recognize the importance and privilege we have in the loving nurture of these precious children. Hugs, smiles, and love are a part of every child’s day.  

Kinder Haus Ratio-- 8:1    State Licensing Ratio-- 12:1

Meet Our Preschool Teachers

Bonnie Toups

Ms. Bonnie brings her sparkling smile and nurturing spirit with her to Kinder Haus each day, as she has since 2001. She is crossed trained to work everywhere in our school, an extremely rare and valuable gift! Mrs. Bonnie obtained her Montessori Certification in August, 2005 through North American Progressive Montessori. Her skills are obvious and much attributed to natural talent, many years of child care experience and love of children. Her quiet, calm and gentle demeanor is perfectly fitting for the age group in which she teaches. You can catch Mrs. Bonnie giving yoga lessons to her preschool friends during group time, something the children love. Mrs. Bonnie hopes her influence on the children’s lives she touches helps them to become confident, independent, respectful and most of all caring human beings. "I really believe this is what I was meant to do with my life; to share the love that I have for children with lot’s of love, hugs and kisses!" said Ms. Bonnie. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, sister, husband, furry babies and family when she's not at Kinder Haus. Thank you Bonnie for 18 years of professionalism, dedication, and positive attitude! 

Tamarra James

Ms. Tamarra joined our Kinder Haus team in March of 2002 and is the proud mom of two wonderful sons. Organization, patience, flexibility, and joy are some of her best qualities. Ms. Tamarra has worked in various child care settings before coming to Kinder Haus, she also worked with 3 and 4 year old's every summer as part of the Jefferson Parish Man-Power Program. She completed her Montessori Certification in January 2006 through NAMC.  We appreciate all of her outstanding contributions and dedication to our children, their parents and coworkers. Not only is she experienced in the classroom but has some experience in administration at Kinder Haus. Ms. Tamarra is reliable, compassionate, genuine and loves to laugh. Tamarra comes to work every day dressed to the tee, groomed head to toe and with a beautiful smile. She is a natural nurturer to the children she teaches but she takes care of her co-workers as well. Everyone knows that if they need a good hug or a welcoming smile, she is the one to visit.