THE BEEZ KNEEZ NURS­ERY SCHOOL

The Kids Post - - Registry of Educators - ALYSON CHAP­MAN DI­REC­TOR

School is a big step for kids and par­ents alike and can of­ten­times seem scary, but that’s where Alyson Chap­man steps in. “I think one of the most re­ward­ing parts of my job is sup­port­ing chil­dren and par­ents in their tran­si­tion into school. When a child turns the cor­ner and re­ally starts to en­gage in the pro­gram it is won­der­ful,” Chap­man says. She also en­joys guid­ing and ed­u­cat­ing new par­ents about child de­vel­op­ment and be­hav­iour man­age­ment, so that they can bet­ter un­der­stand and sup­port the process as well. Chap­man, along with her sis­ter Stacey, own and man­age three lo­ca­tions of the school that of­fer tod­dler, nurs­ery and kinder­garten pro­grams as well as a French im­mer­sion preschool pro­gram. "Hav­ing three lo­ca­tions and al­most 20 staff, I work to share the won­der­ful ac­tiv­i­ties and teach­ing strate­gies with all the staff, as well as of­fer guid­ance on class­room and be­hav­iour man­age­ment,” Chap­man says. Chap­man has spent 20 years as an ed­u­ca­tor and be­lieves that fos­ter­ing a child’s self­con­fi­dence and self-es­teem is crit­i­cal to their suc­cess. “Good teach­ers nat­u­rally plan based on their stu­dents’ in­ter­ests and abil­i­ties. I be­lieve that chil­dren learn through pur­pose­ful play, and it is the teacher’s role to fa­cil­i­tate and en­hance their learn­ing,” Chap­man says.

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