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 Kayla Bryant and the assistant teacher is Jeannette McDonald.

Teaching Staff

  • Kayla Bryant

    Kayla Bryant

    Kayla Bryant

    Lead Teacher

    My name is Kayla Bryant. I am pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with the ultimate goal of earning a Master’s Degree in Counseling.  Previously, I have worked in our Group 2 classroom. Also, I have worked in Child Development Centers with young children for over eight years. 

    I enjoy all age groups, but I love working with two and three year olds the most because their conversations are so fun and honest! Working at an accredited center is important to me as I strive to be the best and most professional teacher I can be.

    I am originally from Houston and I am married to a man who serves in the United States Navy. His work is what brought us to San Antonio. My husband and I stay busy with our two young boys.

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.