It is my responsibility and goal as a PreK teacher to provide a warm and loving atmosphere, one in which children feel safe to explore, problem solve, and truly enjoy creative experiences through hands on activities, the arts, and laughter. Children need a positive and language-rich environment in which they have the opportunity to foster social interactions and develop self-esteem. Most of all, children’s learning experiences should be fun!
Heidi Holbrook-Kalil graduated from Simmons College in Boston with a degree in psychology. As part of an internship program there she worked at the James Hannigan Child Care Center (Jamaica Plain) with low income and at-risk families. Heidi worked closely with the school psychologist to coordinate behavior plans and keep accurate behavioral records. She continued her early childhood education at Bridgewater State College. Through her internship in the Duxbury school system, she participated in both group and individual instruction in an integrated preschool program as well as in a second grade classroom. For three year Heidi taught pre-kindergarten and co-taught kindergarten at the Ridge Hill School in Norwell. She and her husband Sam have three beautiful children. Heidi started with South Shore Conservatory in 2008.