Ms. Beth Wagensomer

Ms. Beth is a well established teacher and has taught both here in Michigan and internationally.   Ms. Beth studied Early Childhood Education and Spanish at Central Michigan University and La Universidad Del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Upon graduation she joined the Peace Corps as an education volunteer. During her service, she lived and worked in Bolivia, teaching English and early childhood classes in a remote village. Before joining the CHUP family, Ms. Beth spent 7 years teaching for the Head Start program in the downriver community. Ms. Beth and her husband Josh now reside in Allen Park where they enjoy playing board games, gardening and spending time with their two daughters, Miriam and Naomi.

 


A Note From Ms. Beth

I am so excited to embark on another great year in the 4s classroom. I am looking forward to growing as an early childhood educator and learning right alongside my students!

I strongly believe that one of the most important factors in a child’s development is family involvement.  I am delighted to be part of a program that encourages family participation and fosters a sense of community within the school environment. As an alumni of a co-op preschool myself, I am excited to now be part of creating that same type of learning environment I enjoyed as a young child.

Here at CHUP children will be given the opportunity to learn through play and exploration. They will be allowed the freedom to use their imaginations, create, experiment, problem solve and build relationships with their peers. A child’s “work” truly is and always should be PLAY. These experiences will expose children to math, science, literacy and other academic concepts in a meaningful way. The teachers and parents will provide support to allow each child the opportunity to grow, flourish and develop at their own pace.

It is my personal goal that each child leaves our program having developed a true love of learning.  I want them to be active learners who seek out knowledge, take pride in their skills and dream big. I want them to learn to respect themselves, others and the world around them. I hope for them to accept each other and to feel accepted. I want them to learn to work together and help each other. It is my hope that they will learn to express their emotions, thoughts and opinions in a constructive and respectful manner. These social/emotional and problem solving skills are just as important as any academic knowledge they gain. I truly hope that all students gain the confidence needed to take on life’s challenges and that they feel comfortable seeking out guidance when they need it.

In a world where children seem to grow up too fast, I hope to give them a happy, loving place to PLAY and just be little!