Hello! Welcome to room 14 at B.L.O.C.K.S. preschool! My name is Michelle Sutherland and I will be your child’s teacher at Juniper Hill, where I have taught for the past six years. I am a twenty-five year resident of Framingham, raising my two children (now in college) here with my husband Jim. I love to garden, cook, go antiquing and flea marketing, and my newest interest is restoring and/or painting vintage furniture. I find it very relaxing and may have found the perfect niche to keep me occupied when I retire one day!
My assistant is Sandra Souza. We look forward to another wonderful classroom experience, especially for your child, this school year. We will provide a relaxed, nurturing environment rich in opportunities for your child to play and explore developmentally appropriate activities which are fun and engaging. We strive to instill a positive “I can!” attitude, fostering lifelong learners.
Here are a few goals that we aim to help your child achieve:
- To enhance your child’s social/emotional development beginning with helping him/her to recognize emotions and manage them appropriately.
- To promote positive relationships with both peers and adults, fostering the ability to communicate effectively, and actively participate in conflict resolution.
- To provide a wide variety of of activities which will stimulate your child’s cognitive growth.
- To play and have FUN!