TPELC is Blooming!

Introduction of teachers and Bloom

Bloom Mentorship

Our teachers, curriculum coordinator, and director are currently going through a mentorship through the Dekko Foundation called bloom!. Dekko has given us a mentor who is taking us through 7 simple ideas to make our classrooms bloom!. Our teachers are being encouraged to step back a little and let the children gain their independence. They are learning to be very mindful of their interactions with the children, knowing when to step in and when to step back. bloom! consists of a book study every other week which is currently introducing the teachers to a new principle. The teachers also have a weekly observation which is done by the Bloom mentor and curriculum coordinator. Our teachers then have an opportunity to sit down with our bloom! mentor, curriculum coordinator, and director to reflect on what they have learned and their observation. Watch as our classrooms truly bloom! this school year!

Preschool with Miss Courtney

Hello! My name is Miss Courtney. I am a Butler, Indiana native and that is currently where I live. I recently got engaged and I am getting married next summer! My fiance has two children and they are twins. I am super excited to become a step-parent! We are all big Notre Dame fans, especially Notre Dame football fans. I am currently going to school to obtain a degree in Early Childhood Education which I will complete this coming spring. I am excited to be the preschool teacher this year and cannot wait to see the children grow and blossom as the school year progresses. You can expect your children to participate in various hands on experiences as we believe that is the best way for children to learn!

Toddlers with Miss Michelle

Hi, My name is Michelle Herron. I"ve lived in Kendallville all my life. I am an East Noble graduate and I attended IPFW. My husband David & I have been married for 17 yrs. My daughter Kimmy is a sophomore at Ball State and my son Gavin attends East Noble. I enjoy photography, politics, reading and my 4 cats. I am looking forward to a fun and productive year in the toddler room.

Infants with Miss Alissa

Hello! My name is Miss Alissa. I was born and raised in small town in Western New York. Two years ago I moved to Indiana to be closer to family. I currently reside in Fort Wayne. I am a small town high school graduate of 2012. I have worked a total of six years as a childcare provider and as a nanny. Following my long time interest I am currently attending college to pursue a degree in Early Childhood Education. This year I plan on building on the interests and needs of each child as they grow. I am looking forward to the challenges and achievements this year brings!

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to talk with us. You can also call us at 260-347-9169. Email the Director, Debby Derby or the Curriculum Coordinator, Kayla Perlich