Featured Teacher: Meredith Baird – Toddler-A Lead Teacher

m-bairdCollege of Charleston graduate and Mount Pleasant native, Ms. Meredith fell in love with Children’s Discovery Center when enrolling her 1-year-old daughter. “God’s timing and an incredible dose of fate are what motivated me to change careers and begin working as a lead teacher at CDC.”

Her career change may come as a surprise to many. “Before transitioning to a toddler teacher, I spent five years working with active older adults at Franke at Seaside. The median age of my residents was 81 so I am definitely on the other end of the spectrum now!”

Spending time in nature and taking walks is Ms. Meredith’s favorite activity to share with her students at CDC. “So many times our lives tend to be full of things to do which enables us to slow down and appreciate God’s beautiful creation surrounding us. Watching the students explore and have novel experiences is such a gift.”

Meredith’s favorite part about working at CDC is sharing everyday with her wonderful coworkers and students. “Starting each day with a grateful heart and having the opportunity to positively impact the lives of CDC children makes every day my favorite.”

“Be the change you wish to see in the world” is the attitude Meredith brings to CDC and her everyday life. “Each day, I strive to positively impact the lives of others and make a difference.”