Nipomo Early Learning Center

Location

Nipomo High School 525 N. Thompson Ave., Rm. 155 Nipomo, CA 93444

805-929-1114

Classroom Hours

Mon-Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Staff

Melanie Powers – Site Supervisor
Carolyn Stoss – Associate Teacher

Activities

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Detailed Curriculum

Detailed Curriculum: The SLOCOE teaching staff of the Early Learning Centers believes that children learn best in a safe and nurturing environment. We support and encourage children to develop at their own pace. We provide developmentally appropriate social/emotional, language and literacy, math, creative and motor development activities that challenge and excite children. We encourage parents to become active participants in their child’s education. We recognize the unique culture and background of all families in our program and we are committed to building strong, supportive partnerships between the school and home environments.

$

Daily Schedule

  • Welcome
  • Developmental Learning Opportunities
  • Snack 
  • Outdoor Play
  • Group Time 
  • Developmental Learning Opportunities
  • Closing Time 

Teacher Bios

Melanie Powers

Melanie Powers

Site Supervisor

Education

Bachelors of Art in Child Development/Early Childhood Education

Tell us about yourself and your family?

I am the oldest of 5 Children and ONLY girl. I am married and have one son.I have always wanted to be a teacher and started my career in education at the age of 18 as a classroom assistant while I completed my degree in Early Childhood Education.

What are your classroom strengths?

LOVE creating an enriching environment for early learning. Including homemade games, activities and dramatic play!

What are some favorite things about working with young children and/or what keeps you passionate motivated about this field? 

I love that we can be a child’s first educational experience . My hopes is that they will flourish in our warm, encouraging and exciting classroom environment and when they think back on their education they will always remember their preschool teachers!

Carolyn Stoss

Carolyn Stoss

Associate Teacher

Education

I have been working in Early Childhood Education for 17 1/2 years and I currently have 33 college units in Early Childhood Education and hold a Teachers Permit through the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Tell us about yourself and your family?

I live in Los Osos with my fiance Don and our dog Bella. I have three children and three grandchildren. I enjoy kayaking, reading, and cooking.

What are your classroom strengths?

I bring to the classroom great communication and social skills. I have an understanding of the development of children, their emotions and feelings. I have the ability to connect with children and help them resolve conflict issues. I am patient, responsible, and have a deep enthusiasm for teaching.

What are some favorite things about working with young children and/or what keeps you passionate motivated about this field? 

Things that keep me passionate and motivated about teaching young children is listening to my students tell stories about their family and friends and seeing their eyes light up when they learn new things.

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