Hi! My name is Lori. I am a Mom, a teacher and love children. My husband Mark and I have been married over 20 years, have an 18 yr old daughter, R and dog named Shaggy. As a Mom and teacher I have experienced all the ages & stages of child development both personally & professionally. I was a NY state Certified Elementary Education Teacher Prek-6 working in Early Childhood education as a Toddler and Preschool Teacher. For the last 8 years I served as a NY Licensed Teaching Assistant for grades K-2 in general & special education. I also have a degree in Psychology. I am warm, caring, trustworthy. I love to see children learn, grow and blossom! I can support kids who are using virtual learning, have my own car & am CPR/First Aid trained. I value purposeful play, provide calm social & emotional guidance w/behavior, love crafts, reading, am creative and fun-loving. I love to work together w/parents to meet their child's needs/goals. References available upon request!