Group 1 Class

Our Preschool provides whole group activities, small group activities, and individual activities for the children. Various art media are presented daily and are used by the children to create their own product. The classroom is divided into learning areas which include the art center, science or discovery center, block center, manipulative or fine motor center, library corner, quiet corner, sensory table, dramatic play, writing center, listening center, and the music center. Children are encouraged to participate in self-selected activities in these centers, which are pursued either on their own or with teacher guidance and assistance. Each class plays in one of our 3 playgrounds every morning and afternoon for at least 1/2 hour each time. Nature walks and outdoor learning activities are integrated into the curriculum and current themes. Group 1 and Group 2, also known as the Two Year-Old Classes, have Spanish and Music bi-weekly.

Children in Group 1 and Group 2 are provided with many opportunities to practice their self-help skills, fine and gross motor skills, and socialization skills. Receptive and expressive language is encouraged to develop further in circle time and every-day interactions between the students themselves, and between the student and the teacher. Materials and time are provided for children to explore and learn about the environment, to exercise their natural curiosity, and to experiment with cause and effect relationships, thus promoting cognitive development. Creativity is fostered through all of the classroom centers and language and literacy skills are an embedded part of the curriculum.

Our Group 1 lead teacher is Megan Harrison and the assistant teacher is Jeannette McDonald.

Teaching Staff

  • Megan Harrison

    Megan Harrison

    Megan Harrison

    Lead Teacher

    Ms. Megan moved to San Antonio in October 2016 from Jacksonville, NC where she worked on the Camp Legeune Marine Corps base at the child care center.

    Ms. Harrison has a CDA as well as a Bachelors degree in business. Megan currently working on her masters in Early Childhood Studies at Walder University. Also, have over 10 year of experience working in child care and working with children from 5 to 17 years of age. She enjoyed what I do and that’s working every day as an advocate for children everywhere. She said “I hope to make a great impact on the early childhood field for the children and educators as well”.

Assistant Teaching Staff

  • Jeannette McDonald

    Jeanette McDonald

    Jeannette McDonald

    Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Jeanette has her associate of Arts in Teaching. She has experience working with children birth to school age. Currently Ms. Jeanette is our Assistant Teacher for Group 1 and serves our younger two year-old. She hopes to gain more experience and further her career as a teacher.