Hi! I’m Karen Green. This is my story.
In 2005, I was like many of you. I had small children who were eager to learn, but I didn’t have the training or materials. At the time, my teaching background had been limited to first grade. I was accepted into the Reading Coach program and my eyes were opened to the world of Early Childhood Education.
So, I plunged into the textbooks and relied heavily on my support team of amazing childhood education experts. Slowly but surely I started to absorb the knowledge and started working with my own three and four-year-old. At the same time, I was struggling to find a preschool that was nurturing and would meet the needs of the whole child, while exposing them to early literacy and math concepts. I became committed to helping them embrace a love
The Reading Corner School.
In 2007, I resigned from my position as a Reading Coach for the school district where I worked. Even though I was pregnant with my fourth child and finances were tough, we began by converting our small den into a classroom and opened the doors to The Reading Corner in the Fall of 2007 with only two students, including my own daughter.
By the end of that first year, I had about 20 students, so we signed a lease on a small commercial site became credited to operate a preschool. About that time, I learned that we were pregnant with our fifth child!
During the 10+ years since we opened, we have grown to over 20 teachers and over 300 students. My husband is the CEO of our company, and my children have reaped the blessings of learning from some of the most amazing teachers who teach a developmentally appropriate curriculum. Now, at The Reading Corner Online, you
Why This Matters…
At the Reading Corner, our goal is to teach children fundamental literacy and math concepts through engaging, hands-on learning. We have learned that children are drawn to these activities not only because they are fun and engaging, but because they are developmentally appropriate. The unique advantage of our games and activities are that they are kid-tested, and teacher approved. Children do not realize they are learning critical, foundational concepts. They become eager to learn and, most importantly, they are making lifelong connections.
We believe that learning should be as organic and child-centered as possible; the best way to instruct is to teach WITH your child, not TO your child. Sit down alongside your child; play the games; and engage in conversation as an active part of learning. You will soon find that your child is making connections outside the classroom and in the real world; the world of words, sounds, vocabulary, connections, counting and comparing.