Where great journeys begin!
Jessica has been working with children and infants from 6 weeks – 4 years for over ten years and been a part of Bonaventure since May of 2012. She is currently pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education at LCCC. Jessica and her husband love to go on adventures camping, especially when a good book is involved. She is always so excited to learn more about you and your child.
Children are able to snuggle with a good book and a comfy pillow under a tree or use their imagination to soar like a fairy in the dress-up area. While learning is more structured, free play encourages the child to explore and imagine of far-off places. Our Preschool Program is designed to provide our "Three's" an environment in which to continue to grow and learn. We thrive from the enthusiasm the children bring each day- they want to grow, learn and explore, and all own their own terms. Independence is fundamental to this age, and nurtured positively, will give your child the tools they need to be successful and happy adults. We begin to implement more structure, and curriculum additions are designed to encourage individual growth. We introduce daily calendar activities, giving a bare bones introduction to time, calendar and what the theme/content area of the week is. This program is designed for each child to interact, focusing on self esteem and verbal expression. This opportunity gives children the opportunity to present and create in front of their peers, encouraging a strong sense of self. We further our focus on socialization and give the children the words to communicate effectively with one another. We utilize a formal curriculum entitled The Creative Curriculum which introduces language, reading readiness (letter recognition, awareness of print and its purpose), math through manipulative, science, and music while always encouraging positive social interaction and building strong self confidence. Children participate in circle time, large and small group functions, one-on-one teacher-guided activities and self-directed activities. Our preschool room is divided into learning centers including an art area, library (or book nook); dramatic play area, blocks, manipulative and games area, sensory table, computers, and a discovery science center.
Megan have been working and volunteering in childcare centers since she was 12 years old. Megan grew up in her mom's childcare center where she worked and learned the trade firsthand. She moved to Allentown over 2 years ago and worked at a swim school prior to beginning at Bonaventure. Megan has a Bachelor’s degree in History and Master’s in School Counseling. In her free time, Megan enjoys spending time at the beach, working out, and spending quality time with her friends and family.
Debbie has been in the early childhood field giving kids love, hugs and support for over 25 years. Prior to her joining Bonaventure Academy, Debbie had the privilege of working at Beaufort Academy, a private school (grades K-3 to 12) in South Carolina with 3, 4, and 5 year olds. She has found her joy working with children and we are so fortunate to share her love!
Where great journeys begin
Stacy have been a family member at Bonaventure Academy since we opened in July of 2007. She has her degree in Early Childhood Education, and has been working in this field for well over ten years. Stacy and her husband have two children, Zachary and Madisyn~ their pride and joy. Stacy's gentle approach enjoys starting each day and welcoming our friends in the Junior room!