Thinkery opened the doors to our Little Thinkers Preschool in 2020 and has since continued to grow. We have had the joy of teaching little ones in a playful hands-on, child-led environment. With the ability to run around and explore museum exhibits daily, our preschool is truly a unique one.
In honor of the Little Thinkers Preschool being back in session, we are highlighting some of our Little Thinkers Preschool educators. Our LTP educators help put the joy in learning and have made all of this possible.
At our Little Thinkers Preschool, educators have the freedom to make their own curriculum. The play-based, child-led environment allows them to shape their lessons in a way that fits the learning style and needs of each child. This encourages young learners to become confident, creative thinkers.
Each of our Little Thinkers Preschool educators has had a different journey that has led them to Thinkery and their passion for teaching.
Abby comes from a family of educators and got her degree in childhood education. “I’ve always wanted to teach. I remember I’d always play teacher when I was little. I was always playing with littler kids and wanting to take care of my younger cousins.”
“I just found this like love of watching [children’s] curiosity explode. I love exploring things with them. I feel like [being a teacher at Thinkery’s Little Thinkers Preschool] encourages us to learn, to continue growing our knowledge and continue learning ourselves. It’s really fun and special.”
Jada, a longtime fan of Thinkery, attended Austin Children’s Museum as a child. She “always knew [she] wanted to work with kids.” Everything came full circle when she became aware of Thinkery’s need for educators before the opening of Little Thinkers Preschool. LTP is not just a regular preschool, “we get to incorporate technology and science into a lot of the stuff we do.”
Jada’s favorite thing about teaching at the Little Thinkers Preschool is her students. “They always look at things so happily and are always wanting to help. They want to see other people happy and that is just amazing to be a part of. These kids teach me more than they know, they’re just the sweetest things in the world.”