Janine has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Massachusetts Bay Community College, in Framingham, MA. She is Director II Certified, Lead Teacher Infant/Toddler and Lead Teacher Preschool Certified. Janine is also re-certified in First aid and CPR annually. Janine's work experience includes over four years of experience as an Assistant Director at a large child care center as well as several years as a preschool lead teacher. Janine is passionate about the care and education of young children and is committed to creating an atmosphere and environment where children can grow and learn at their own pace and to be met where they are as opposed to where “they should be”. It is imperative to her that children are respected and encouraged in a way that supports their overall growth and development. Janine understands the importance of school-readiness as well as the importance in making “lessons” relevant to children and their experiences. Without this knowledge so much can be lost, which is why emergent curriculum is so important. Janine looks forward to using her reflectiveness, observation skills and knowledge of child development to support the growth and development of your child. Janine is thrilled to have the opportunity to share Positively Preschool with you. Janine currently lives in Gardner with her wife Laura, their three daughters, and cat Princess.