About Early Bird Preschool
Our mission is to create a play-based, nurturing learning community with a safe, loving, environment for fostering each child’s intellectual, social, physical and moral development.
Our vision is to inspire curiosity and to develop a future generation of leaders driven by compassion and a love of learning through a play and a project-based approach.
Child-focused: All activities, play/work spaces and materials are developmentally appropriate and support active learning for children. Our low teacher-to-child ratio supports personalized learning and development outcomes for our children.
Whole-Child Development: We foster all aspects of children’s growth and development including problem-solving skills, empathy and respect, independence, language, social development, self-esteem and confidence.
Transparency: We strive to have open, respectful and transparent communication between all members of the school community. Open communication is vital to creating a community where children can thrive. We consider ourselves part of your child’s village, and we are here to support you.
Community: We have been a member of the community for over thirty years and have formed deep bonds with all the families we’ve served throughout the years. We will occasionally hold parent information meetings, and will host special events throughout the year to keep you engaged and informed. Our events can be informative, seasonal, celebratory, community building and fun! As a family run business, we want to extend that family feeling to all of you. Smaller teacher to student ratios allow the children to benefit from more one on one attention to form those special connections while they are here with us as a second family for most of their day.
Who We Are
History: In 1987 Hamideh K. Mohtasham opened the doors of Early Bird Preschool. After many years of being a hands-on preschool teacher in Head Start and Montessori programs, Hamideh had a vision driven by her genuine love of children. As a mother of two, she loved every child in her care as if they were her own. She drew upon her extensive preschool teaching experiences to create a play-based curriculum in a creative and nurturing environment. She was a dedicated Program Director since day one. Her passion, determination and unwavering work ethic have passed on to her daughter, Goly Casey. The core family values and belief in early childhood education which are woven into the fabric of the school, will be carried on as Early Bird continues to grow and thrive.
Culture: As of July 2018, we’ve been experiencing tremendous growth as a learning center. A gradual and exciting transformation is occurring. We embrace a play-based early learning approach because it allows for an ever-evolving curriculum. The children’s passions help define how we implement a seasonally themed lesson plan. Whole child wellness and development is a central theme in our program supported by cooking activities, nutrition programs, organic foods, yoga and physical movement, sensory play, S.T.E.M. (science/technology/engineering/math), gardening and more. As nutrition and best environmental practices becoming increasingly important issues in education for future generations, we feel an obligation to prepare our children for the world they will be inheriting as adults. We empower our students by introducing the concept of organic, healthy, plant forward foods and gardening to have a connection with their environment, and a recycling/composting plan. We strive to promote self-confidence in their own abilities as good stewards of their planet. Most importantly, we are learning while having a lot of fun!