Nursery Room

 

 

Ages 3 and 4 (3 by October 15)  

 

Children in the Nursery Room enjoy a space where they can experience the joy of creative exploration through group and individual play. Through this guided process, they are exposed to literature, math, science, art, music and cooking. Our Nursery Room maintains  a maximum group size of sixteen children with three teachers.  Children have the opportunity to explore topics of interest in depth. The children’s social skills bloom, as they learn about sharing, taking turns, and the value of cooperative play. They discover that they are part of a larger world, and that the rewards of friendship are plentiful.​

 

Nursery Teachers email

NURSERY INFORMATION

Nursery Daily Schedule

  • Katherine Woehler

    Katherine graduated from the University of Maine, Orono with a Bachelors degree in Child Development and Family Relations. After graduation, she gained lots of experience working in several different preschool settings. She wants her students to grow and develop at their own individual pace with the structure of patients, compassion, and support.

    Katherine graduated from the University of Maine, Orono with a Bachelors degree in Child Development and Family Relations. After graduation, she gained lots of experience working in several different preschool settings. She wants her students to grow and develop at their own individual pace with the structure of patients, compassion, and support.

  • Kristen Smith

    Kristen has worked with children since 2006 both in the classroom and as a nanny. She earned her Associates's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Southern Maine Community College and fulfilled her student-teaching requirements with the JCA in 2013. Kristen is excited to join the JCA team and is dedicated to nurturing and meeting the needs of each individual child to help support their growth and development.

    Kristen has worked with children since 2006 both in the classroom and as a nanny. She earned her Associates's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Southern Maine Community College and fulfilled her student-teaching requirements with the JCA in 2013. Kristen is excited to join the JCA team and is dedicated to nurturing and meeting the needs of each individual child to help support their growth and development.

  • Theresa Yudaken

    Theresa moved to Maine with her husband and 4 children from South Africa 15 years ago. She graduated from the Cape Town Teachers Training College and has had many years of experience working with children. Since living in Maine she has taught pre-K , private Kindergarten and also volunteered as a Kindergarten and Art teacher at Bet Ha'am. She has been teaching in the nursery room and at the Levey Day School aftercare program since 2007. Theresa loves being part of the JCA community!

    Theresa moved to Maine with her husband and 4 children from South Africa 15 years ago. She graduated from the Cape Town Teachers Training College and has had many years of experience working with children. Since living in Maine she has taught pre-K , private Kindergarten and also volunteered as a Kindergarten and Art teacher at Bet Ha'am. She has been teaching in the nursery room and at the Levey Day School aftercare program since 2007. Theresa loves being part of the JCA community!

  • Olivia Jendrasko

    Olivia is a substitute and Aftercare teacher. She recently graduated from Southern Maine Community College with my associates degree in Early Childhood Education. For the past 6 years she has been working as a nanny in both Maine and Australia. She spent the last year at SMCC student teaching in the Pre-K room and is looking forward to working with the children and getting to know all their unique personalities.

    Olivia is a substitute and Aftercare teacher. She recently graduated from Southern Maine Community College with my associates degree in Early Childhood Education. For the past 6 years she has been working as a nanny in both Maine and Australia. She spent the last year at SMCC student teaching in the Pre-K room and is looking forward to working with the children and getting to know all their unique personalities.