staff
Creative, nurturing and professional teachers are at the heart of our program.  Teaching positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or a directly related field.  All staff are trained in CPR, first aid, and health screening and participate in on-going professional development. 

Classroom Staff - Older Threes, Fours and Fives

Four teachers, a full-time aide and a part-time aide work with 28 children in our large, open classroom. 
Head Teacher Sarah Abu-El-Hawa has a BS in Family Studies from Towson University.  She has eight years of relevant experience.
Teacher Barbara Foster has a BS in Elementary Education from George Mason University and an AAS in Early Childhood Education from NoVa Community College. She has twenty three years of relevant experience.

Teacher Andria Shelton has a BA in Human Services and Early Childhood and a MA in Early Childhood Special Education from George Washington University. She has over thirty years of relevant experience.
Assistant Teacher Carrie Hentz has a BA in History from George Mason University.  She is currently working towards a degree in Early Childhood Education.  She has ten years of relevant experience.

Aide Kathy Connell has nine years of relevant experience.  She is currently working towards a CDA through Northern Virginia Community College.
Aide Meagan Celestin has over five years of relevant experience.  She holds a Child Care Provider certificate.

Classroom Staff - Twos and Young Threes

Two teachers and a full-time aide work with a balanced group of twelve two- and three-year-olds.  Children must be at least two years and six months old to attend. 
Head Teacher Anne Jaegerman has a BA in English from the University of Wisconsin and a MEd in Child Development and Early Childhood Education and a Certificate of Professional Development in Inclusion from Wheelock. She has over thirty years of relevant experience.
Assistant Teacher Mimi Barua has BA in Sociology from the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh and holds a New York State Special Education Teaching Assistant certificate.  She is currently working towards an AA in Early Childhood Education through Northern Virginia Community College. She has eleven years of relevant experience.

Aide Kaiser Lal has nineteen years of relevant experience.
Floater Teacher

Mark Riley has a BS in Child and Family Studies from the University of Arizona and a JD in Juvenile and Family Law from Antioch School of Law.  He has eight years of relevant experience.

Director

Sandra Redmore holds a BA in Psychology from Yale University and a MA in Early Childhood Education from Lesley University.  She has twenty three years of relevant experience.  Active in the local Early Childhood Education community, Sandra works with the Virginia Cooperative Preschool Council and NoVa Outside, environmental educator's alliance, and is a member of Leadership Arlington, class of 2013.