“This is Why” I support Wilderness Early Learning Center – Week 1

“This is Why” Campaign!


This is the first “Why” of our “This is Why” campaign.”  Every Friday for 10 weeks we will share with you a story from a teacher, parent, board member, Wilderness staff member, volunteer, or donor of Wilderness Early Learning Center about why they support us.

Chelsea Chamberlain, Acorn Pre-K Teacher
“I am an educator, not a babysitter”
Chelsea has been an Acorn teacher since 2010, and has many years of experience in early childhood settings.  She is currently enrolled in Early Childhood Education college classes to maintain her qualifications.


I am a teacher at The Acorn School for many different reasons.  I love the community that Acorn has created and I love my children.  I choose to work at Acorn over other preschools because I am an educator not a babysitter.  I want to help our youth with early learning and I think Acorn provides me the resources I need to be the best teacher I can be. 
Now that Acorn has moved into Wilderness Early Learning Center, I have the opportunity to be more involved with many early learning support services.  I love our new building and all it has to offer.  I think it has added extra excitement for the staff, children, and families. 
The energy in my classroom on the first day of school was amazing.  The children were so excited to be at school and to learn new things.  Moving locations has struck new curiosity for them.  We have now done a whole unit on trains because they are so interested in the things around them.  
When I come to work everyday and greet each of my children it gives me a feeling of overpowering joy.  This is why I choose to be a teacher.  This is why I support The Acorn School and Wilderness Early Learning Center.
Please consider a gift to Wilderness Early Learning Center.  Your gift, no matter the size, will provide the support children need for the better good of your community.  

“What the best and wisest parent wants for his own child, that must be what the  community wants for all its children”.  
~ John Dewey (1859-1952) American Educator, Philosopher and Psychologist 


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