Texas (A suburb of Dallas)
Name: Amber Hayes
("Mrs. Amber" ;-) )
Family: I have been married to my wonderful husband, Charles for 5 years
this June. I also have 2 cats, Maya and Lexy, who are like children to us ;-) I am the daughter of a music teacher
and my dad has worked for AT&T (even back when it was SW Bell) for 30 years. I have one sister and one brother-
I am the oldest of the 3!
Hobbies: I LOVE photography, scrapbooking, singing, reading, writing,
web design, cooking/ baking, of course teaching and ANYTHING crafty or creative!
always loved working with children- even at the younger age of 12, I worked in our church nursery and in children's church.
I have worked as a nanny, children's church teacher and director, and after school care program director. In 2008 I was
awarded a Specialized Degree In Early Childhood Education/ Administration and am currently working as a K-3 preschool
I love working with children and make it my goal to
come up with activities for all age groups and different types of learners!
What is your philosophy in Education? I believe in promoting discovery and
growth in the areas of cognitive, physical and creative development of children, and especially preschoolers. Balance
between planned, lesson-based learning and play should always be a goal! Play IS learning- It fosters growth in dramatic
play, imagination, social interaction and cooperation. I believe that EACH CHILD learns at their OWN rate and any teacher/
program should strive to meet the child on their own level. I also feel that teachers should ultimately serve as participators
in their students' learning and that offering exciting and intersting activities, ideas, and learning opportunities can truly
make the difference in a child's learning!