My name is Beth Downer. I am the owner, director, and lead teacher at the Learning Garden Preschool located in Billerica, MA. I have been teaching preschool for the past twenty years. I am married with children of my own. It was my life long dream to become a teacher. As my children got older and went off to school, so did I! I have earned an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education and another in Liberal Studies at Middlesex Community College. I attended Lesley College and have a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Human Development with Specialization in Early Childhood Education (Pre K-3rd grade). I am excited to have begun to pursue a Master's Degree in special education.
I believe that my preschool is like a garden for learning. The children are the seeds, the teachers are the water, and the parents are the sunshine. My hope is that children will "sprout" a love for learning that will continue throughout their school years. I feel that self-knowledge is the most important nutrient for growth. Each child has his or her own unique learning style. My wish is that, by encouraging creativity and exploration, every child willl discover their own talents. I am here to assist them in every way possible.
The Learning Garden Preschool does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, religion, cultural heritage, political beliefs, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or marital status.