Congratulations, Ms. Jen!

We are so happy to announce that Jen Pikus, one of our Pre-K Teaching Specialists, has been named one of 50 Teachers of the Year, by the Terri Lynne Lokoff Foundation. The foundation is named after an early childhood educator who passed away suddenly and prematurely. Her family started the foundation to honor the memory of their daughter, and to continue to inspire early childhood educators to dream. 

Jen had to design a project that she felt would be of benefit, not just to her classroom, but to the entire building. Part of the application process also required endorsements from Harmony, one of her colleagues and a parent of a teacher of a child in her class. She focused her project on the topic of sensory adaptation. We'll send more information home as her project evolves. She receives a $500. award, in addition to a budget of $500. to fulfill her project. 

The awards ceremony takes place in Philadelphia on May 6th. Jen is one of only two award recipients in New Jersey. She is most deserving of this recognition, and we are so proud that she in on our team! Please join us in congratulating her when you see her! 



Join our Team!

We are always looking to add great, qualified teachers and teaching assistants to our team at Harmony! Right now, we are looking to hire substitute teachers and to add some additional staff members for the summer months! If you know of someone that you think would be a great candidate, please tell them to get in touch with us or direct them to our website to apply!


AELL Names Lisa Forrester “Director of the Year”

Lisa Forrester, our founder and the Director of our Princeton school, was named “Director of the Year” at the 2015 annual conference of the Association of Early Learning Leaders (AELL). The association is one of the major early childhood professional organizations in the country. They organize conferences and continuing education programs for child care center owners, teachers and emerging leaders three times per year at locations in and beyond the United States. After being nominated for this award, Lisa completed a 50 page application and Harmony was visited by an early childhood professional from AELL for a tour and interview with Lisa. A final interview was then conducted by the AELL board in St. Louis during their April conference. Upon receipt of the “Director of the Year” award, Miss Lisa was showered with wonderful gifts for Harmony! She says the award belongs to all of Team Harmony; without talented, dedicated, educated teachers and administrators, her life’s work would not be recognized! Congratulations, Miss Lisa!