We understand how important it is for your child to have the best care possible and want to be a partner in providing your child with inspiring experiences along their path of development. When children begin their journey in school they begin to develop a love of learning and acquire knowledge about their world. It is our mission to provide positive, engaging support and teaching to help children feel safe when they have to be away from their first and most important teacher: You. Our staff is trained in child development and understands how important your child's growing development is. Each teacher compiles growth samples in the areas of fine motor, gross motor, social-emotional, Pre-academic/cognitive skills, and inquiry and science discovery projects. We believe the environment is the child's third teacher. Teachers engage with children, actively supporting their questions as projects develop and plan fun experiences for them aligned with the Early Learning Standards. All teachers are trained in First Aid, Communicable Disease, Child Abuse, continuous child development and nature project based inquiry.
Mandy Hindall is the Director and Kindergarten Readiness teacher for Discovery Woods. She attained her Bachelor's Degree in Education for Elementary School Teaching for children Pre-school through Third grade. She graduated in 2004 from Bowling Green State University. She is two classes away from her Master's in Special Education and is licensed to teach as a Special Education Intervention Specialist for grades Pre-K-3. She has been in education for 12 years and taught for 7 years in a public school special needs preschool setting. She has a passion for teaching preschool, exploring the natural world with children, and sharing in the joyfulness that children bring. She enjoys traveling, camping, and scrapbooking. She also likes spending time with her husband and 11 year old son.