Erin Mitchell: Toddler-D Head Teacher and Coordinator

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Ms. Erin has always enjoyed working with children. While earning her degree in human development and family studies and studying child development, she realized how important education is for children in the earliest stages of life. “I noticed that CDC genuinely cared for the education of each child and I wanted to be a part of the team.”

Previously a teacher with Children’s Discovery Center in Ohio, Ms. Erin moved to Charleston to help spread the Reggio Emilia philosophy. “I’ve enjoyed meeting all of the children and parents and have felt incredibly welcomed and appreciated by all,” she says.

A native of Toledo, Ms. Erin really enjoys the hands-on learning in the classroom. “The children are encouraged to explore with a variety of materials and it’s exciting to watch them grow and learn to use them in so many different ways.”

Reading stories to her classroom is a highlight. “The older toddlers are at such a fun age, and really enjoy storytelling. I love being animated, seeing the children’s reactions to certain events and hearing the questions and response they come up with to the stories I read,” she says.

Ms. Erin enjoys running outside, going to the beach, reading, listening to music and playing with her cat, Frank. She also plays the ukulele!