Our staff includes three instructors, each with extensive training and experience in working with both young children and high school students. It is under the direction of the instructors that the student teachers at Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School plan and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum.
The individualized attention that our staff of instructors and student teachers offer is just one of the many benefits of participating in our preschool program.
Ms. Noyes has a broad range of experiences in the field of early childhood education spanning 20 years. She has an Ms. Ed in Education focusing on curriculum and instruction from Capella University. She holds certification for PreK – 2 students with and without disabilities as well as CEIS Certification as an early intervention specialist working with children birth-3 with developmental delays. Ms. Noyes has worked as a toddler teacher, preschool teacher, and most recently developmental specialist.
Ms. Tilden has been at Tri-County since 2002. Prior to that, she owned her own center on Cape Cod. Her center was the first in the town to achieve the prestigious program accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Michelle was also a validator and national presenter for NAEYC. She utilizes the knowledge she gained from her experiences in her daily work with young children, families and high school students.
Ms. Thompson has been in the field of early education for 19 years. Before joining Tri-County she worked as a preschool teacher and administrator at the early childhood program on the Wellesley College campus, as a first grade teacher in Hudson, MA and Bronx, NY, and as a kindergarten after school program coordinator. She has a Master’s Degree in Teaching and a Post Master’s Certificate in Early Education Research, Policy and Practice.
Through in-depth academic studies in child growth and development, Early Education students gain a solid understanding of the early childhood years and a working knowledge of children in this critical stage of their development. Students also receive CPR and First Aid training and certification.
Students work directly with preschool children within the on-campus facility as well as participate in a field-site placement practicum in the community to acquire skills and confidence in teaching.
Children’s Center families are given the opportunity to interact with students in the Early Education Program during several events throughout the year.