Preparing preschoolers for success panel presentation on Nov. 16

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The Heartworks, Renaissance and Endeavour Schools, leaders in early childhood, elementary and middle school education for over 25 years, are hosting a seminar on achieving the best educational experience and outcomes for young children. The inaugural seminar features a panel discussion led by child development experts and practicing faculty on how best to help your child prepare for, and succeed in, the transition from preschool to kindergarten and elementary school.

Cara Simone, director of academic operations at Heartworks, Renaissance and Endeavour Schools will moderate the presentation to be held at 6:30pm at the Doubletree Hotel on Williston Road in South Burlington on Monday, Nov. 16.

This session will cover important topics that will help parents learn how to best prepare a child for a successful transition from their preschool experience to a full-time kindergarten and elementary school program. There will be time for questions and answers from the panelists.

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Panel Participants:

Kathy Leo-Nyquist, Ed.D, associate professor in the Early Childhood Program, Champlain College

Lori Meyer: Ph.D. assistant professor, University of Vermont, Department of Education

Rachel Franz, preschool teacher at Heartworks Shelburne, member of the NAEYC Young Professionals Advisory Council

Suzanne Weishaar, former kindergarten teacher, sustainability coach at The Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes

Melissa St. Amand, first grade teacher and former kindergarten teacher at the Renaissance School at Shelburne Farms

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