Maples, Pines and Willows Classrooms
The Moretown School is proud to offer two years of preschool for three and four year olds.
Our preschool teachers, Jenny Lyle and Heather O'Hare will be posting classroom news,
updates, and photos to their SeeSaw Accounts. They can be reached at [email protected]
Please visit the Preschool handbook and see an overview of the program.
I feel incredibly grateful to be part of the Moretown team as an early childhood educator at Moretown Elementary School. I began teaching here over 11 years ago, the year Hurricane Irene flooded our school and community. It was apparent that I had landed in a community where people genuinely cared and supported one another.
My name is Jenny Lyle and I use a Reggio inspired teaching approach where all children’s thoughts and ideas are valued. We scaffold children’s play and support children’s interests through a play based learning environment. The environment is considered a third teacher in a Reggio inspired practice. I support and nurture hands-on learning by creating an ever changing, engaging environment where children are encouraged to discover and investigate as they make meaning of the world around them.
Here at Moretown Elementary School ECO (Educating Children Outdoors) begins in preschool and continues through 6th grade. I am thrilled to learn alongside children as we all build community and make meaningful connections to the natural world.
My name is Heather O’Hare and I have been teaching Preschool and Art in the HUUSD community since 2008. Prior to my time here at Moretown, I worked with young learners at the Warren School. I am grateful to be a part of this amazing community.
I believe in the importance of Early Childhood education and its focus on nurturing the whole child with an appreciation of the world around us. Our environment centers around building community, supporting curiosity, and inspiring children’s natural love of learning through play.
In my dual role as Preschool Teacher and Art Educator, I feel fortunate to have the unique opportunity to work alongside my former preschoolers throughout their elementary school experience!
I live in Waterbury with my two children and my 11 ½ year old “puppy”. We love to spend time with family and friends, travel, bike, hike, ski and make art.