Featured Teacher | Maggie Queen | Preschool A Lead Teacher

Maggie Queen is our Preschool A Lead Teacher at our Park West location. Maggie was drawn to Children’s Discovery Center because of its clean, natural environment, behavior principles and Christian foundation. She enjoys the structure of the pods within the classroom, which allows for a more enriching work environment than a typical static classroom. Maggie loves the idea that lessons are born out of the children’s interests and the emphasis on natural materials.

When asked what she enjoys most about being a part of the Children’s Discovery Center family, Maggie shared that she enjoys the positive working relationships she has built with teachers, parents and children. These relationships make her feel like she is part of the community.

Maggie is from Milton, Massachusetts, just South of Boston, and she comes from a loving family with a brother and sister. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her German Shepherd/Bernese Mountain Dog mix named Maverick. She also loves the sunshine and the beach (she moved to South Carolina because she despises the cold). Another fun fact? She grew up playing hockey on Martha’s Vineyard! Maggie’s goal in life is to help or have a positive impact on everyone she comes into contact with and she says she always does her best to be kind and love others.

Featured Project: Investigating Ponds

Preschool A has been investigating ponds. In order to put their findings into a tactical learning experience, the class recently created a pond terrarium using a clear vase, water and natural materials.

The children were provided pictures of underwater scenes and given the pond materials to create their own underwater scene. They loved the different textures, learning about pond life and the various kinds of moss.

After they made their terrarium, they discussed what might be in the ponds they have seen near their homes and the big pond behind our school.

The children are so excited to continue learning about the beauty of nature located in and around ponds throughout the Lowcountry.