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At Young School, we believe the heart of a quality program begins with the people who care for your children. Our entire team of educators acts with respect, works with intention, and is guided by a strong image of the child. We support our teachers in their ongoing professional development, so your child gets the best experience possible.

Highly Qualified Teachers

Our full-time classroom teachers are hired fully qualified in the state of Maryland to work with young children (or are actively pursuing their qualifications upon hiring). This includes any teachers holding a 4-year degree in a field other than Education. Our teachers have the opportunity to pursue the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential® and engage in a range of other professional development experiences.

Assistant Directors

Each Preschool Cottage has a dedicated Assistant Director to actively mentor and support the teachers. This hands-on leadership role, unique to Young School, is designed to facilitate excellent communication with staff and families, ensure the implementation of quality learning experiences, and provide role-modeling for all staff grounded in our philosophy. Assistant Directors work with the administration to ensure the well-being of children, teachers, and families in each cottage.

School Education Managers

Every Young School has a School Education Manager (SEM) that works directly with Assistant Directors and all teachers in the school from Infant Care to the Pre-K classroom. Along with supporting the daily running of the school, the primary role of the SEM is to ensure the highest quality of learning experiences through interactions, environment choices, documentation, planning support, and materials. All SEMs also work with the corporate-level Education Team, developing and guiding intentional choices that support the teaching and learning in every Young School.

Teacher Feature

September & October

Miss Peg has an incredible level of experience in the field, more than 35 years to be exact! She’s been with Young School of Meadow Creek in Westminster, Maryland, for 11 of them. We’re so happy she’s part of our team. A Pre-K Language Arts teacher, Miss Peg is an amazing educator who always goes the extra mile. She’s dedicated to investing in her own lifelong education, in and outside the classroom. Miss Peg has dual bachelor’s degrees in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education from Millersville State College. Her knowledge of our Young School philosophy is vast and, for that reason, she’s an incredible mentor to other educators too. Miss Peg is the true definition of a great teacher.

Our Approach

Your child’s learning journey begins by celebrating their individual strengths and natural abilities using inspiration drawn from two educational models: Reggio Emilia and RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers).

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Positive Behavior Support

When children exhibit challenging behavior in our classrooms, our teachers are prepared to create a development opportunity and engage children with positive learning experiences, through research-based methods and strategies.


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