With over 23 years of early childhood, preschool and kindergarten teaching experience, a degree in elementary education and an early childhood certification, I must say that the last 6 years of being a parent have given me the most insight and knowledge into the world of children and families!

My wife, son and I moved to Austin from San Francisco where I taught at The Little School http://www.littleschool.org, a sought-after relationship based inclusive preschool, for 5 years before our son was born.

After much research, I decided to start Bloom preschool here in Austin to serve families who are looking for a more personal type of education through play, that focuses on the creativity, self expression, and unique learning style of each child.

Some things that feed my soul are music, art, imagination, play, being outdoors, spending time with my family.

I like to have music (of all kinds) playing throughout my day.  I love to dance & be silly.  I play a little guitar.  I know a little sign language & a little spanish.  I love to bake & make things from scratch (food, play-dough, goop, etc.)  I love storytelling & writing stories with children.  These all become part of our days & our experience in the classroom.

I believe learning through play & having fun, while exploring the worlds we are interested in, offers so much to a little growing person.  I feel incredibly lucky to be a little part of the process of supporting children as they bloom and grow!

I love this exciting time watching my own children bloom along with yours in this fun preschool environment!

-Mary
mary.bloom.preschool@gmail.com