UPCOMING PARENT MEETING

Early Childhood Specialist, Peggy Damm, will lead a parent meeting titled, "Take Back Your Power, They're Smaller Than You Are!" on Wednesday, November 14th, at 5:00.

Peggy is mother of 3 adult children, all Harmony alums, and grandmother of two. Peggy worked at Harmony as a preschool teacher 30 years ago, and recently retired (she doesn't really know how to retire!) after over 20 years in the Robbinsville School District as a Kindergarten teacher.

Peg is funny, down to earth and empathic. Everyone struggles with getting their children to cooperate, you're not alone! And Peggy is here to help. Bring your questions and concerns, and hopefully you will walk away with new strategies and ideas. Sign up at the front desk, and child care will be provided.

2019-2020 KINDERGARTEN INTEREST MEETING

Join us for an informational meeting and question/answer session about Harmony's full day Kindergarten program! The meeting will be taking place on Wednesday, October 17th, from 5PM - 6PM. Ms. Danielle, who has been at Harmony for over 8 years (4 of which have been spent teaching Kindergarten), will guide parents through a day in the life of a Kindergartner at Harmony. 

We offer a full day program from 9AM - 4PM, and tuition covers the cost of before and after care as well (from 7AM - 7PM). If space permits, we also offer a half day PM program (from 12PM - 7PM). The West Windsor-Plainsboro school district buses children from Wicoff and Town Center schools to Harmony for after care. 

Children must turn 5 by October 31st in order to be eligible to participate in Harmony's kindergarten program. (If your child has a later fall birthday, we hope that you'll consider joining us in pre-kindergarten for the coming school year instead!) 

If you are a current Harmony parent attending the meeting, your child care is included. The parents of prospective students who are not at Harmony are also most welcome to attend!

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! 

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!