Jen Dickson – Toddler B/Department Coordinator

IMG_0881 (1)Observing and listening to children before teaching them something they might learn on their own is key for Ms. Jen Dickson.

“That’s why the Reggio philosophy was very intriguing to me,” says Ms. Jen, adding that she finds working in the toddler room “an exhilarating experience. These children have so much energy and absorb information so quickly. I love seeing the rapid progress they make daily.”

A native of Clayton in upstate New York in the Thousands Islands region, Ms. Jen has lived in Charleston for 12 years along with her better half, Frank, and pup named Dublin. She is Resources of Infant Educarers (RIE)-certified, and one of her favorite activities is guiding her students during social interactions.

“The insight that the Reggio philosophy provides, particularly at this age, is fascinating. There are so many developmental milestones that we, as teachers, are experiencing with the children.”