Hello, Kangaroo Parents!

Welcome to the Kangaroo Class! My name is Hanora Cunnion, and I am thrilled to have you as a part of our community. I grew up in Houston, Texas but have lived in New Mexico, Mississippi, Egypt, Qatar, and Switzerland. I graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with a minor in Psychology as well as an Associate’s Degree in General Studies. I have taken many classes that focus on early childhood development as well as life span development, which have aided in preparing me to work with children. Before my time at Child’s Day I worked for over 5 years as a nanny with children across the entire age spectrum.  I am eager to contribute my passion for children’s learning, enthusiasm, and qualified edu-caring skills to the Kangaroo team this year!

My everlasting thirst for continual growth at Child’s Day has led me to being lead teacher in the Kangaroo classroom and I am so excited to see how much we can explore and accomplish together.

Child’s Day’s philosophy is…

“…young children learn best by doing. Learning isn't just repeating what someone else says; it requires active thinking and experimenting to find out how things work and to learn firsthand about the world we live in.
Play provides the foundation for academic learning. It is the preparation children need before they learn highly abstract symbols such as letters and numbers. Play enables us to achieve the key goals of our early childhood curriculum. Play is the work of young children.” –Child’s Day Website.

In our classroom, we abide by this philosophy. This will be exhibited in concrete ways: facilitating richer play, providing sensory experiences, and spending time face-to-face in play. Additionally, many developmental theorists have shown that children thrive when they feel loved, safe, and validated. In the Kangaroos Classroom, we follow the philosophy of moving through love. When we build strong relationships with the children, they feel safe to learn and explore the world around them! Toddlers are extremely sensory beings. They love to experience the world through taste, touch, sight, sound, and smell. In addition, the second year of life is punctuated with a growing thirst for independence. Because of all these things, we provide opportunities for toddlers to experience their environment fully, and help scaffold their developing self-sufficiency by giving them more control of their care as they are ready.

My hope for this year is that we develop a strong community. At orientation, you will have the opportunity to sign up to attend our first family gathering. Your presence is welcome in our classroom. Please let us know if you have any questions or would like to participate in our classroom in other ways!

Warm regards,

Hanora Cunnion- Lead Teacher, Kangaroos

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