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Ms. Allegra has a warm, gentle, welcoming smile. Her love for children and routine are evident in her happy and impeccable classroom. Ms. Allegra’s bright and cheery optimism is an inspirational part of their learning. As you can imagine, toddlers have many needs. Ms. Allegra treats each child on an individual basis and feels special. Her compassion shines when she helps her students reach milestones in help-self skills, fine motor activities and more. One thing you can always be sure to feel in Ms. Allegra’s classroom is filled with lots of love!
Toddler 1 Classroom
Ms. Dymond, one of our Toddler One Teachers, earned her associates degree in Early Childhood Education at Housatonic and came to Honey Tree with over 14 years experience working with children. She is service oriented and has a heart of gold. The children find her calm, outgoing personality particularly inviting. Her natural ability to nurture children of all ages is evident from a single encounter with Ms. Dymond. She is one of a kind!
Toddler 1 Classroom
Ms. Carmen, has earned a few impressive degrees. She has her associates in Arts of Liberal Arts & Studies from Housatonic, her Bachelor's of Science in Psychology from Southern Conecticute State University and her Master of Science in Elementary Education from Univertisy of Bridgeport. This, together with over 10 years' experience working with children of all ages makes Ms. Carmen an incredible teacher. Ms. Carmen is so friendly and the children just love her smile and compassionate way of speaking. Ms. Carmen especially enjoys teaching the children fine and gross motor skills, spending time outside and working on creating a class with mutual respect for one another.
Toddler 2 Classroom
Ms. Cherie joined at Honey Tree in 2018 after working with children for 12 years at he Boys and Girls Club of America. Ms. Cherie has her Child Development Associate degree from Housatonic Community College and continues to learn and expand her talents daily. Ms. Cherie began working with children in 1988. He extensive experience, along with her amazing insight provide the children with the opportunity to explore the curriculum in a variety of learning concepts. She is such a wonderful, spirited educator. She believes that every child has infinite potential and cultivates that in child-centered play as well as teacher directed interaction each and every day!
Toddler 2 Classroom
Ms. Ana studied Human Services at Borough of Manhattan Community College. She loves children of all ages and particularly enjoys helping them uncover their fullest potential. As the mother of 3, Ms. Ana understands that each child is unique and as such their learning experiences are too. What inspires one child will not always create that spark in another. Her desire is to cultivate each child's talents and treasures so that they know how very special they are.
Ms. Anne is our Preschool Teacher. Sh ebelieves that early education is the key to success. This belief, along with her love for children, led her to obtain her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. Her experience at Honey Tree since 2011 with all ages lends to her already extensive knowledge in childhood development, lesson planning and classroom management. She enjoys seeing the children grow physically, cognitively, socially and emotionally, especially knowing she was able to help guide them there! She enjoys cooking, art and music and hopes to pass these passions along to the children. Ms. Anne loves coming to work because “no two days are alike! It is always exciting and truly rewarding to know that I am making a difference!” Ms. Anne is mother to Sophia, who also attends Honey Tree.
Ms Dina has been an Early Childhood Educator since 1990. She has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood and is certified in CPR, First Aid, Medication Administration, Positive Discipline and Lessons of Love. Ms. Dina is also Head Teacher certified in the state of CT. Her sons, Ryan and Michael, are school age. In her spare time, Ms. Dina and her boys enjoy swimming, reading and any kind of imaginative play. Ms. Dina is artistic and creative. She teaches each child in their own learning style. Her enthusiasm and passion are evident in every single interaction.
Before and After School
Ms. Tom, earned his Bachelor of Science Degree at Hartford University. While he studied Sports Marketing, he has always been interested in how learning works in young children. As a camp counselor at the Y in Brookfield, he worked with children of all ages for 5 years. He has been at Honey Tree since 2016 working with our afterschool children, helping with homework, engaging their creativity and keeping them out of trouble. Mr. Tom also works for the Brookfield schools as a Paraprofessional. He loves to inspire children while helping thin develop ideas, uncover concepts and discover their passions. The After school children just love Mr. Tom.
Assistant Teacher / Floater Extrodinaire
Ms. Gina, the Assistant Teacher in all our Classrooms, is a proud mother of twin girls, they are all grown up now. She is kind, soft-spoken, generous and genuine. She adores children and aspires to help guide our children in their journey to learning and growing. Her background includes classes in Early Childhood and class parent for her children. Additionally, she watched children in her home for years before and after her daughters were born. Ms. Gina is a natural caregiver and is also mom to 33 chickens.
Assistant Teacher - Floater Extraordinaire
Ms. Kaylee is a Senior at Shelton High School. When she graduates she will attending college for Pediatric Nursing. While Ms. Kaylee is just starting her career working with children, she has 7 brothers and sisters... 5 of them are younger than her. She has grown up nurturing and learning alongside small children as well as older children and finds delight in being able to help them learn and grow. As she aspires to work in pediatrics she hopes to learn more about children here at Honey Tree. The children and families love Ms. Kaylee's smile and compassion.