Preschool II

Dianna Stecker

BA Elementary Education

AA Early Childhood Education

Teacher: child ratio 1:10

Maximum class size: 10

Ages of children: 3 – 4

Personal Background

I received my AAS​ in Early Childhood from SFCC in 2002.  I have worked in Early Childhood Education for 20 years, the last 17 here at North Wall Schools with the Infant, Toddler, and Preschool classes.  I was blessed to ​attend Whitworth University starting in the fall of 2017, and I graduated in May 2020 with my BA in Elementary Education after completing my student teaching at Shiloh Hills Elementary.  

Teaching Philosophy

I believe in showing respect, dignity and appreciation for the uniqueness of each student. I respect the family and culture with which each child is blessed. I will provide engaging activities that follow the student’s curiosity and expand the student’s mind using discovery-based and problem-solving approaches to the curriculum. I will create and maintain a safe and healthy environment that fosters the student’s academic, social, and spiritual growth.

Goals for the Class

·  To show all students that they are loved and respected, and that their thoughts are important in our classroom community.

· To provide students with the opportunity to problem solve through their learning.

· To foster a community where students work collaboratively. 

· To create a learning environment that engages each student’s mind and soul

Class Schedule

8:00 – Greeting, free choice centers, snack

9:00 – Circle

9:30 – Centers, bathroom

10:00 – Outside

10:30 – Continue centers

11:00 – Music & movement

11:15 – Lunch, bathroom

12:00 – Teacher reading, quiet reading on mat

12:30 – Nap, quiet resting

2:30 – Wake up, batheroom, snack

3:15 – Outside

4:00 – Centers, snack, bathroom

4:30 – Clean-up, get ready to go home, snack

5:00 – Close of school