Molly Shafer, who has a B.A. in Psychology and Elementary Education from St. John Fischer College, began teaching at WRNS in 2000, but she was connected to the school much earlier than that. All four of her children attended WRNS. She was drawn to teach at WRNS because of its warm and nurturing environment and because she loves working at a school in which the parent involvement is so high.
Jennifer Dwyer has been with WRNS since 2017. She holds a BA in Sociology from LeMoyne College. Jennifer began teaching at WRNS after her daughter had such a wonderful experience while attending WRNS. She enjoys interacting with the kids during circle time, and loves working with them on their art projects because each one comes out completely unique.
Maureen Hickey holds a Bachelors Degree in Physical Education with a minor in music and concentration in dance from SUNY Cortland, and a Masters Degree in Sports Medicine & Athletic Training from Temple University. She has also taken post-graduate classes in early childhood education from MCC and University of Rochester. She has demonstrated a life-long commitment to health, fitness, and wellness, and has incorporated each of these into her curriculum in all of the schools in which she’s taught. Mrs. Hickey chose to teach at WRNS after both her son and daughter had such positive experiences in this preschool environment. Two of her grandchildren are also WRNS alums.
Patty Schwarz has been teaching since 1994 and for WRNS since 2003. Enthusiasm and love of learning is what drew Patty to working with young children. After receiving a B.S. in Business and Early Childhood Education from Old Dominion University she earned a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education at Nazareth College. The philosophy of teaching here at WRNS is what attracted her to working at this school. Circle time is her favorite classroom activity, and she loves the unexpected comedic moments that arise throughout the day.
Leslie Ziegler has been teaching for 25 years. She has been teaching at WRNS since 1999. Mrs. Ziegler earned both a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursery/Kindergarten Education and a Master’s Degree in Special Education from the University of Connecticut. She chose to teach at WRNS because she shares the school’s preschool education philosophy of basing its curriculum on age-appropriate activities.
Yeny Colon has been a teacher’s aid at WRNS since 2000. Yeny studied four years of bilingual education at the University of Panama and taught elementary school in Panama. She was a nanny for 3 1/2 years in Webster and was an assistant teacher for Sunday School at the Asbury First Methodist Church. Yeny also studied at Rochester Business Institute and received a Certificate in Data Processing.
Jennifer Woodworth joins the WRNS staff as a teachers aid in 2019. She holds a BA in Psychology from Nazareth College and an MEd in Higher Ed Administration from The College of William and Mary. Jennifer worked as an administrative assistant at Genesee Community Charter School for three years before taking time off to stay home with her two children, both of whom are WRNS alumni. She loves joining in children's pretend play, puppeting dolls and toys, reading aloud, and getting her hands messy with paint and glue.
Christina joins the staff at Winton Road Nursery School this year as a classroom assistant in the young nursery program. Her own children have attended the school for the past four years, which is where Christina fell in love with the school’s atmosphere and value of learning through play. She has spent many hours volunteering in the classrooms and as a substitute for the past two years. With a background in film and graphic design, WRNS is where Christina discovered her true passion of working with children. Christina is currently perusing her degree in Early Childhood Education. She loves getting to spend her mornings playing and learning with the kids. Christina and her family also founded a successful nonprofit that helps provide clean diapers to families in need throughout the greater Rochester area.
|Monday and Tuesday||9:00am – 11:30am||$1,644.00|
|Wednesday and Thursday||9:00am – 11:30am||$1,644.00|
|2 Day AM
Tuesday and Thursday
|9:00am – 12:00 noon||$1,426.00|
|3 Day AM
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
|9:00am – 12:00 noon||$2,139.00|
|5 Day AM
Monday through Friday
|9:00am – 12:00 noon||$3,565.00|
Cook all ingredients together over medium heat. Cool and knead on a floured surface. Store in an airtight container.
You can make this a fun activity to do with your child. Be creative and add glitter or scents! Try an alternative recipe, like this one using kool-aid.