Our Lead Teacher and Director is Laura Downs. Laura came to us highly recommended and we were happy to be able to get her. Laura has been either a Lead Teacher, Curriculum Director, or Assistant Director for over seven years. She holds both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education.
From the Director,
"I am so excited to get to know you and your family! My goal is to provide a nurturing learning environment that will promote developmentally appropriate experiences for your child.
Originally, I am from Jacksonville, Illinois and was raised there until I went to college. I attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, where I studied Early Childhood Education with a specialization in child and family services. After graduating in 2007, I relocated to the St. Louis area.
I have been working in Early Childhood Education in various capacities since 2007. Being in the classroom and educating children through real life, hands on experiences is one of my greatest passions. I look forward to working with you and your family as you begin your educational journey at Kingshighway Hills Preschool Plus."