Hi! My name is Susanne, I am the new Pre-K teacher at Jordan Alexander’s Preschool Academy. I am married and a proud mom of one amazing child. I come from a large close-knit family. I am the youngest of six children. I have over 14 years experience working with children from infant to teenage at various child care and summer camp programs. I have both Montessorl and Traditional school training. As a Pre-K teacher, I pledge to play. Through play, children learn and develop cognitive skills. Physical abilities, new vocabulary. Social skills and literacy. Play is healthy, children grow and counteracts obesity issues facing many children today. Play reduces stress. To children, play is joyful and provides an outlet for anxiety and stress. Play is simple and complex. There are many types of play: symbolic, sociodramatic, functional and games with rules – to name just a few. Play and learning go hand in hand. They are not separate activities. They are intertwined. Think about them as a science lecture with a lab. Play is the child’s lab.