Our Schoolhouse opened its doors in October of 2017 and the children love it!
Families enroll their children to stay with us until they are prepared to step up to the exciting world of kindergarten. Our amazing teachers makes sure each child has a positive self image, solid fine motor skills with the ability to self regulate themselves within their little community of classmates. These are milestones noted in the kindergarten screening process.
There are two classrooms in the Wright Farm Schoolhouse. "Terrific Twos" and "Preschool". Children aged 15-32 months are enrolled in Terrific Twos. Children aged 33 months to kindergarten are enrolled in Preschool.
Miss Kathleen is the Lead Teacher of Terrific Twos and Miss Sarah is the Teacher Assistant. Miss Martha is the Lead Teacher of Preschool and Miss Addie is the Teacher Assistant. Take a moment to read more about our Teachers below!
"Wright Farm Sudbury has put so much thought into the layout of the schoolhouse, the furniture, access to learning tools and design." - Heather D. and Wendy W.
Our new full-time Assistant Director Kathleen Sawyer, is a child-focused professional who graduated from Fitchburg State University in 1986 with a B.S. in Early Childhood Education. For five years she worked as a second-grade teacher at a private school in Reading, MA.
After the birth of her first child she moved back to her hometown of Sudbury, MA and worked for five years as a Lead Preschool Teacher at Regis College Lab school in Weston, MA. During this time she attended several courses at Regis College and earned her Director I Certification. She mentored practicum students about how to interact with and teach young children when developing an emergent and age-appropriate curriculum. After the birth of her second son, Kathleen served as the Director/Lead Teacher for a small toddler program at Peace Lutheran Church in Wayland, MA. For 18 years she gained valuable experience working with Early Intervention while working hand-in-hand with parents to write Individual Education Plans (IEP).
Kathleen is a focused advocate for children and has the qualifications to oversee our daily operations, along with, and in the absence of, Miss Jenn. Kathleen will also spend time in the Family Child Care building in order to get to know her incoming students. She comes highly recommended due to her excellent compliance history while running her program in Wayland, and she demonstrates a warm and wonderful style of communication with each child.
We are thrilled Miss Kathleen joined our team of teachers! As Assistant Director to owner Jennifer Eckler, Kathleen is enriching the Preschool curriculum and providing administrative support to the two classrooms (Terrific Twos and Preschool) here at the Wright Farm Schoolhouse. Pictured here, Miss Kathleen is standing on the left.
Our full-time certified Teacher Assistant, Sarah Eckler, is a 2017 Cum Laude graduate of Framingham State University with a BA in Sociology. She works with Miss Kathleen and contributes to the daily planning of the Terrific Twos emergent curriculum.
Miss Sarah's favorite part of teaching is when she can see the kids using the tools she taught them to problem solve, or come to a conclusion about something all on their own. She enjoys seeing the children be able to help one another. Miss Sarah enjoys when the children are all engaged in an activity because that shows her that they are very interested and want to learn more!
She brings her energy, warmth, and sense of humor to work - and the children love her! She is efficient, and is quick to make each child smile. Pictured here, Miss Sarah is standing on the right.
Our full-time Preschool Teacher, Miss Martha, graduated from Framingham State University in 2003 with a BA in Sociology. She began teaching in 2003 after obtaining her MA Certification in Early Childhood Education to teach Infant,Toddler and Preschool levels. Shortly after, she enrolled part time in the Social Work Graduate Program at Simmons College in Boston. She graduated in 2013 with her Master's Degree and obtained her LCSW to practice in Massachusetts. She focused her social work expertise in working with children in underprivileged living conditions, gaining experience with behavior problems and identifying learning disabilities. Soon after, she worked in a large group childcare in Framingham, MA as a lead teacher. There she bonded with her students and their families. Under her guidance and curriculum planning, her preschoolers excelled by leaps and bounds, earning rave reviews by parents and staff there. In her preschool classroom, she encourages hands-on experiences incorporating the use of some Montessori learning materials with a Reggio Emilia approach to learning. Pictured here, Miss Martha is standing on the right.
Our full-time Assistant Teacher in the Schoolhouse, Addie Beguelin, attended Concord Carlisle High School and is a graduate of the University or Maine, Orono, where she earned her BA in Sociology. While in college, Addie also studied Early Childhood Education - which left her with a wide variety of paths to choose from after college! Addie has been with us for two years and has really enjoyed working with the kids here. Addie has a passion for farm animals and was very drawn to working here, because of the unique farm setting that Wright Farm Sudbury Child Care offers. Miss Addie has worked on horse farms for most of her life doing barn chores, as well as volunteering with a Hippotherapy program. A Hippotherapy program is designed to help toddlers develop sensory, neuromotor, and cognitive skills while riding or being in contact with horses. Miss Addie's horse, Star, lives here at Wright Farm and Miss Addie can see her through the windows of the schoolhouse as she teaches with Miss Martha. Addie is very excited to share her passion for farm life with the kids that she works with. Some days the children get to pet a baby bunny or one of the mini horses and it's a great tool to be able to teach them about growth and the cycle of life. She also loves that the kids have the freedom to express themselves through the fun art projects as well as discover themselves through "free play" - playing outside year round. Miss Addie hopes to see the kids be able to grow into well rounded kindergarteners before they leave here. Miss Addie works in the Wright Farm Schoolhouse an Assistant Teacher to Miss Martha, in the preschool classroom. Pictured here, Miss Addie is standing on the left, with her horse "STAR".
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Thank you for your interest in Wright Farm Sudbury Child Care! We anticipate openings in the Schoolhouse in September of 2019. Please feel free to download the Large Group Enrollment Packet!