Our Teachers

OUR TEACHERS

 

Structured planning is what sets Dino Drop-In apart from other drop-in centers. You won’t find screens and electronic toys entertaining children here, our preschool programs have been developed to inspire intrinsic motivation to learn and grow. Activities throughout the day have been carefully selected and timed to give the maximum learning opportunity to each child while respecting the shorter attention spans of the youngest in our community. A mixed age group class fosters a community feel and growth mindset in the younger children and empathy in the older children as they learn to navigate activities in an inclusive manner.

There are multiple opportunities in a day for circle time and group activities to inspire and share. Free play and gross motor skill development give plenty of time to burn off energy, build strength, independence, and resilience. Project time allows your child to develop their interests and explore creatively. At Dino Drop-in we have monthly themes to help guide children to learn about the world around them and encourage a lifelong love of learning. Choose Dino Drop-in for services that deliver more than just a helping hand.

All Dino Drop-In teachers are background checked, trained in CPR/1st Aide, and required to do continuing education each year.

Miss Madi

Miss Madi wears many hats at Dino. Her passion for teaching and leading collides as she manages our team of teachers and sees the center overall. as well as help plan and implement the lesson plans as our Educational Supervisor.  She has been a part of the Dino Team since 2019. She is always thinking outside the box and ensuring each lesson is fun and engaging. Ensuring each child is loving to learn! Miss Madi is a team player and is always willing to pitch in to help wherever needed and goes the extra mile making sure each child is set up for success each day. Miss Madi is a teacher, a friend, a wife, a leader, and a HUGE part of Dino. We are lucky to have Miss Madi as a part of the team and are excited to continue to watch her grow within the company!

Miss Ali

Miss Ali is an amazing Lead Teacher. She takes initiative in everything she does. She is always on time (meaning early), super reliable, and can get multiple tasks completed in a timely manner. She always has a smile on her face and is a positive figure at Dino Drop-In. She cares deeply about her staff members and is always willing to go the extra mile for them. Miss Ali is such an asset to our team and our little Dinos are so lucky to have her as their teacher!

Some things that make Miss Ali such a stand out –
She ALWAYS will greet your little one with a big hug, she genuinely is excited to see each child’s smiling face every day. 
Before being a teacher Miss Ali was a banker – she says “being a teacher is the best, I have never had a more fulfilling job”.

Miss Molly

Miss Molly has a heart of gold and is always taking the extra step to set each child up for success! Molly’s passion for making a difference in the lives of children shines in everything she does.

Miss Molly serves as our one-on-one coordinator, where she stands out with her patience, determination, and compassion. Not only is she a rockstar teacher who is always looking for ways to enhance her teaching style, but she is also a DINOmite staff member! She is always willing to lend a helping hand! We feel so lucky to have Miss Molly as a part of the Dino team!

Here is some fun information about her and what makes her such a standout!

What’s your favorite game/activity to play or do with the kiddos: “My favorite thing to do with the kids is read books and sing songs with them!”

What do you enjoy most about working for Dino? “I enjoy working for Dino because I love the relationships I get to have with the kids and knowing that I’m helping to make a positive influence on their life!

I also love everyone I work with and the support and love we have for each other!”

We are excited to have Miss Molly continue to grow with Dino Drop-In both professionally and personally!

Miss Savannah

Miss Savannah has been a team player since day one at Dino, she is a favorite of many! Savannah’s love for children shines in everything she does. Not only does she assist in planning DINOmite activities that promote the growth of each child, but she also goes even further by making every effort to create a relationship with each child from day one. She is always going above and beyond in making sure each child is having fun, feels loved, and is loving to learn. Not only is she a rockstar teacher she is a great coworker as well. Her hardworking attitude and willingness to always jump in to help do not go unnoticed. We feel so lucky to have Miss Savannah be a part of the Dino team!

Here is some fun information about her and what makes her such a standout!

What’s your favorite game/activity to play or do with the kiddos: “My favorite thing to do with the kids is dance!”

 What do you enjoy most about working for Dino? “I enjoy all of my coworkers and the love and excitement each of the kids have for us when they come in or we come into the center.”

We are excited to have Miss Savannah continue to grow with Dino Drop-In, she recently was promoted to Manager at our West Richland Center where she leads our team to be the best we can possibly be.

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