Educational Support Team

Educational Support Team | Minnieland Academy Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg Educational Support Team Provide Teachers and Directors
with Advanced Expertise in the Field of Early Children Education and child care.

A Multi-Step Approach

Our team of Fredericksburg education support specialists under the leadership of Dr. Rosemary Burton, Vice President of Education, has created a multi-step approach to teacher education that, not only gives new teachers an immediate in depth orientation to the process of effective teaching, but also provides a continued system of both teacher and director education and support.

Teaching Methods Based on Careful Research

We know that children learn best when the activities that are chosen match the child’s current educational level.  We know that children are naturally motivated to learn more about topics that pique their curiosity.  From infancy up through school age, carefully created programming based on the latest knowledge on how children learn is shared with each teacher who works at Minnieland.  Our teachers are not just handed a curriculum and told to read the directions like a recipe in a cookbook.  They are taught how to observe children and write lesson plans based on children’s needs and interests.

Individualized Training and Assessment

The education of teachers and managers is deliberate and tiered by level of expertise.  An Individualized Training Program is created for each teacher and manager that describes their learning goals over the course of the year.  There are periodic formal assessments done by the education specialists in every classroom to determine each teacher’s progress in implementing what they have learned. Managers also receive systematic classes on educational leadership, which helps them to better support the needs of the teachers in their school.

Specialists in Education

Our education support specialists have been called animated and captivating speakers with strong, unparalleled abilities to help teachers and managers educate children and support families.  The specialists offer a combination of real world experience in teaching and management, as well as technical knowledge and knowledge of education and management theory.

SAMPLE TRAINING TOPICS

  • Safety & Accountability
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Parent Communication
  • Positive Guidance
  • Lesson Planning
  • Ages & Stages
  • Schedules  Transitions
  • Creating a Classroom Environment
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Teacher-Child Interaction

Fredericksburg Educational Support Team | Spotsylvania County