Meet our Wilton Teachers

Wilton

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Infant Classroom

Ms. Amy

Ms. Amy is a wealth of knowledge and insight. She studied Early Childhood Development at Housatonic Community College and received her certificate in Early Childhood Education from Stratford Career Institute.  She has an incredible disposition that lends itself to creating a quiet classroom filled with polite and inquisitive children. Her method is simple… “treat people the way you want to be treated.” The children are drawn to her. Ms. Amy has over 7 years experience in teaching infants, toddlers and special needs children.  Among Ms. Amy’s interests is scrap booking.  She is creative and loves to share.  You will see a tremendous amount of hands on learning activities in Ms Amy’s class as she believes children learn best by doing. Ms. Amy understands and respects that children live and breathe energy and she enjoys channeling that energy into positive learning experiences.

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Woddler Classroom

Ms. Danielle

Ms. Danielle is one of our newer teachers here at Honey Tree Wilton. She has taken over our Woddler room with the best attitude and the most excitement. Ms. Danielle comes to us with background experience in both babysitting and customer service, making the kids in her class and their parents so happy while maintaining a line of open communication throughout the day. What keeps Ms. Danielle going is her love to see the children learn and grow under her care. 

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Woddler Classroom

Ms. Kayla

Ms. Kayla grew up and currently lives in Stamford, Connecticut. She has been working with children for 7 years as a babysitter, nanny, daycare teacher, tutor, and caregiver; and has taken continuing education in the areas of teaching and learning, Sign Language, and more!!! Ms. Kayla loves working with children because everyday is an exciting and playful adventure. In her spare time, you can find Ms. Kayla shopping, listening to music, and taking nature walks. The Honey Tree Preschool expresses great pride in having someone as patient, loving, and energetic as Ms.Kayla. 

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Toddler 1 Classroom

Ms. Peyton

Ms. Peyton grew up in Wilton currently lives in Greenwich. She attended Wilton High School and went on to earn he Bachelor's degree in International Studies and a double minor in African Studies and History at the University of Deleware. She has been working with children for 6 years as a camp counselor, tutor, and toddler teacher. Ms. Peyton loves working with children because it brings that extra fun and joy into her everyday life. In her spare time, you can find Ms. Peyton volunteering, enjoying her family, and getting ready for the Peace Corps,  she will be shipping off to Africa in 2023!   We are so excited to have someone as outgoing and kind join our Honey Tree family.

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Toddler 2 Classroom

Ms. Melanie

Ms. Melanie grew up in Westport, Connecticut and attended Staples High School. She went on to study Early Childhood Education at Housatonic Community College. She has been working with children for 5 years as a babysitter and Preschool teacher. Ms. Melanie loves working with children because they remind her of how wonderfully exciting the world can be! In her spare time, you can find Ms. Melanie outdoors, shopping, and baking. We are so excited to have someone as outgoing and funny join our Honey Tree family. 

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Ms. Natasha

Ms. Natasha graduated City College with a Masters of Science and Special Education, she brought to Honey Tree 11 years of experience working with children and a very upbeat personality. While having a large presence in the classroom she does believe that it is her patience and her ability to care that truly helps the children learn and grow. The energy that she provides to the children, not only helps them grasps concepts in her classroom, but also gets them ready to move up into preschool. Have a conversation with Ms. Natasha when you see her next and she is sure to make you feel good. 

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Preschool Classroom

Ms. Charmaine

Ms. Charmaine has her degree in Child Development and has been teaching in the early childhood field since 2001.  Her greatest passion is the  Preschool class, where the children are just learning to interact, follow instruction and play with purpose.   Ms. Charmaine is passionate about literacy and books. You will see that she revolves most of her planning her curriculum around children’s books and authors. Her inviting smile and energy always have the children engaged and in love with her! Ms. Charmaine is currently celebrating her 6th year at Honey Tree Wilton. 

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Pre-Kindergarten

Ms. Val (Valencia)

With over 20 years experience in the education field, Ms. Val is energetic with a dynamic approach to teaching. She is very enthusiastic and quickly establishes strong relationships with parents and students. As a creative thinker she enjoys challenging young minds. Ms. Val received her Child Development Associate credential from Washington DC in 2006 and has worked in the Early Childhood Education field since 1992. Her experience, together with her vast knowledge allow her to promote healthy, social, physical and intellectual growth. This year, Ms. Val will be celebrating 7 years with Honey Tree Preschool! 

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Ms. Erica

Ms. Erica is an amazing addition to our Honey Tree staff! She grew up in Lindenhurst, NY and is new to our Danbury area. She is currently studying at Western Connecticut State University where she is working towards her degree in Social Work. Ms. Erica has been working with children for a little over 6 years as both a swim instructor and babysitter. She loves working with children because it is just so much fun! Ms. Erica is another one of Honey Tree's reliable, funny, and caring team members. 

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Ms. Shelsea

Ms. Shelsea grew up in Brooklyn, New York and is new to the Danbury area. She attended Trumbull High School and went on to University of Connecticut to study Psychology. She has been working with children for 3 years as a nanny, babysitter, and counselor aid at TLC; and had taken continuing education in the areas of Preschool education, Toddler education, and more!!! Ms. Shelsea loves working with children because they bring so much excitement and imagination into everyday life. In her spare time, you can find Ms. Shelsea reading, listening to music, and working out. We are so excited to have someone as compassionate and kind join our Honey Tree family. 

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Ms. Teja

Ms. Teja grew up in Brookfield, CT. She graduated locally from Brookfield High School and went on to study social work at Limestone University. She has been working with kids practically all her life, as she is the youngest daughter to the owner of Honey Tree Preschools, Danielle Gallop. She has been floater since 2015 at both locations in every classroom. She really knows her stuff! Ms. Teja loves working with children because she enjoys shaping the minds of the future. In her spare time you will find Ms. Teja playing lacrosse, working out and hanging with friends. 

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Ms. Gabby

Ms. Gabby grew up in Monroe, Connecticut. She is currently attending Quinnipiac to study Marketing. She has been working with children for 4 years as a daycare teacher and babysitter. Ms. Gabby loves working with children because she enjoys encouraging and watching their personal growth. In her spare time, you can find Ms. Gabby baking, yoga, and reading. We are so excited to have someone as dedicated and caring join our Honey Tree family. 

Ms. Suzanne
Floater Extraordinaire

Ms. Suzanne

Ms. Suzanne grew up in New Rochelle, NY and now lives in Ridgefield, CT. She graduated from The Ursuline School and went on to Iona College and studied communication. She has been working with children for four years as a preschool teacher, babysitter, and also worked in children’s television. Ms. Suzanne loves working with children because she loves watching them grow and hit new milestones. In her spare time you will find Ms. Suzanne is doing any one of her favorite hobbies include watching her children play hockey, soccer and lacrosse. .