SMALL WONDERS PRESCHOOL

Small Wonders is the Laboratory Preschool for the two year Teacher of Multiple Levels program for Junior & Senior students. The preschool is located on the right hand side the R.W. Creteau Regional Technology Center, ground level, near the gym entrance to the Spaulding High School.

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Small Wonders Mission Statement

At Small Wonders, we strive to provide a creative and nurturing environment where children feel safe and comfortable to explore their surroundings. We want children to feel a sense of self accomplishments, to be able to work and play and problem solve and not be afraid to make a mistake.

Small Wonders Philosophy

We believe that children learn best through hands-on, play based learning experiences that encourage their natural curiosity and foster their social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development. Because children develop at their own pace, we provide a variety of developmentally appropriate learning activities to meet children where they currently are ensuring that they meet their individual goals and objectives.

Announcements, Reminders & Parent Information

Placement

Small Wonders runs on a “school birthday” calendar

3 years old for the 2021-2022 school year are born between October 2018 through September 2019.

4 years old for the 2021-2022 school year are born between October 2016 through September 2017.

*Children must be toilet trained before enrolling.

Tuition

Mornings (AM) Tuesday - Friday = $125 Per Month

Afternoons (PM) Tuesday - Friday = $125 Per Month

*There is a $25 non-refundable fee due at registration.

*Children can only participate in the morning or afternoon sessions and not both.

*Number of days could be adjusted individually upon review.

Meet the Educators

Small Wonders Teacher

Kristin Lavrich

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Experience:

  • 15 years in the education field

  • Programs that have been Nature Explore Certified

  • Programs with NAEYC accreditations

Education/Credentials:

  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education from Plymouth State University

  • NH Teacher Level 6

  • NH Early Childhood Administrator 1

  • NH Master Teacher 2

  • NH Infant/ Toddler Endorsement Foundational 2

Other Interests: Spending time with her family and her 2 Weimaraner dogs! She loves spending time outside exploring and she also lives for hockey and figure skating (winter sports are her favorite!)

Email: Lavrich.K@SAU54.org

Experience:

  • Early Childhood Educator for 25 years

  • Mentor for rising educators since 2013

  • Coaching teachers at Head Start since 2018

Education/Credentials:

  • BA in Early Childhood Education and Psychology from Anna Maria College

  • M.Ed in Educational Studies from the University of New Hampshire

  • Alt 4 Teacher Certification Program

  • NH DHHS Master Teacher and Individual Mentor Certifications

Other Interests: I am a Mom to 4 children, 3 of them Spaulding High School graduates! I am also a photographer, gardener, and family chef. When I have free time, I love to read, listen to music, and spend time at the ocean looking for shells and seaglass.

Email: hunt.p@sau54.org

Teacher of Multiple Levels (TML) Instructor

Patrice Hunt

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Meet the Student Assistants

Students in the Teacher of Multiple Levels program have the opportunity to work with the children in the Small Wonders preschool. Throughout the program the high school assistants will also alternate between field sites in the community. Some of the field sites include child care centers, Head Start, kindergartens, elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and special needs programs.

Photo of the student teachers

Photo of the student teachers

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If you have any question please email:

Kristin Lavrich (lavrich.k@sau54.org)

or call 603-332-0757 ex: *2153

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