Thank you for your interest in my school. After more than 21 years in early childhood education, I am in the process of closing down my school, and am no longer accepting new students. I will continue providing quality learning opportunities for children by creating teaching materials, which are available at Teachers Pay Teachers. I hope you will check them out!
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My name is Paula Beckerman, owner of Paula's Preschool and Kindergarten. I offer child care and education to children ages 3-6 in my South Arlington, TX home. I have taught preschool since 1999, and taught first grade for 6 years before that. I am excited to include kindergarten in my program starting fall 2011. I love working with children and helping them to grow and learn!
I believe children learn best through hands on experiences, and strive to provide them with many opportunities to grow and learn during their time with me. To that end I offer 2 rooms dedicated to children's needs and play experiences, a large outdoor play area with swings, slides, sand, riding toys, and garden areas, plus field trips to the zoo, library, museums, parks and other age appropriate venues. My yard is a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat where we observe a variety of critters, from insects to great blue herons. The children help me to recycle and compost, and to grow veggies to snack on. We have fun learning and playing together! You can see more about our fun learning activities on my blog
I am a certified teacher, licensed with the State of Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, CPR/First Aid certified, and attend at least 30 hours of training annually. My facility participates in the USDA child care food program.
In 2006 I was honored with the first "Family Child Care Provider of the Year" award for Tarrant County by Camp Fire USA and the Fort Worth Area Association for the Education of Young Children.
I am very involved in many Early Childhood Professional organizations including:
I also served in various board positions for The Arlington Professional Home Child Care Association for several years. Child Care Licensing has often used my home as an in-service training facility for child care licensing representatives, and I have presented training to other early care educators several times a year through the organizations listed above.