Christina Goodwin is the Executive Director and has worked at Pine Forest since 2004. For the first two years she was an Older Toddler teacher before looping up to become the lead Preschool teacher. In 2013 she became the Assistant Director. In July 2017 Christina became the Executive Director of Pine Forest.
She graduated from UVM in 2004 with a BS in Early Childhood Education and Human Development & Family Studies. In 2012 she received a certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders and in 2014 received her Masters in Education from Antioch University New England. She has a birth to Grade 3 teaching license through the state of Vermont.
PFCC prides itself on it’s diverse, committed, qualified staff. Our staff cumulatively have 434 years of experience in the field of education and human services. Our program strives to set school and individual goals that enhance our program, our knowledge and curriculum development. Full-time teachers generally have a BS in Early Childhood Education or a related field, as well as experience working with groups of young children across settings. Substitute teachers work under the direction of regular full-time staff to fill in for staff absences. All staff fulfill a minimum of 18 hours of professional development throughout the school year and are certified in first aid, CPR and medication administration.
PFCC is fortunate to have qualified, dedicated teachers who offer diverse learning opportunities and experiences to children of all ages. Teachers have associates, bachelors and masters degrees in related fields such as education (early childhood, elementary), human development and family studies, psychology, child psychology, social work, and special education. Each year our teachers participate in 18+ hours of professional development that supports their interests, their classroom interests and their areas of interest for professional growth. We also participate in whole group trainings to support curriculum development and to enhance our practice. Our teaching community also share common goals to improve our curriculum, learning spaces and materials. In total our community of teachers have over 407 years of experience.
Our teachers work in teaching teams in classrooms to provide children with high quality learning opportunities. We also maintain an everywhere team of 4 teachers who help support classrooms during teachers absences, vacations or breaks. By working in collaborative teams, we are able to offer children ongoing learning prompts, stability, scaffold their growth and provide appropriate next steps.
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