Meet our teacher:
I would like to introduce myself to you, my name is Darlene Taig. I will be your child’s teacher at Willow Creek Cooperative Preschool (WCCP).
I have been a preschool teacher since 1989. I spent over 10 years teaching with the Head Start program. First, as a home based teacher of 3 year olds; then, as a classroom teacher for 3 and 4 year olds. When Wayne County Regional Educational Agency gave up the grant, I left the program. I then went to work for the Garden City School District in their 4plus program. I began teaching at WCCP in September of 2000.
I currently hold two Child Development Associate credentials, one in home based teaching and the other is for in-center teaching. I have 30 hours of training in High Scope. I currently have 90 college and university credits, most from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Forty four of those credit hours are in Early Childhood.
My classroom is a developmentally appropriate mix of academics and active learning. My curriculum is based on State of Michigan guidelines. My goal for every child who enters my classroom is to become a successful lifelong learner.
I look forward to working with your child and you.
Sincerely, Mrs. Taig
Meet our assistant teacher:
Mrs. Bourgeois (Mrs. B.)!
Hello my name is Mary Anne Bourgeois (the kids call me Mrs. B). I have been working as the teacher's assistant since 2007. I was formally a Parent at Willow Creek in 2002 - 2004 with Mrs. Taig as my son's first teacher. I also held the membership chair on the executive board while my son was in the 4 year class.
I have attended many teachers’ workshops including: Skill Focused Teaching Materials, Math for Every Season, Stress in Childhood, Teacher Made Games, Germs and Hand Washing, Nutritional Tips and Trends, Challenging Behaviors for the 18 month to 5 Year Old, Seasonal Science, The Music Lady 101, Ideas for Parachute, Early Literacy, Cooking in the Classroom and Dramatic play.
During my time as a parent, board member, and teacher at WCCP I have met many wonderful families and many are still friends. The opportunity to return to WCCP, to teach and play with the children has been a rewarding experience. I look forward to meeting and working with your child and you.