Progressive Education
Constructivist Learning
Inquiry Based Learning
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Kate Brantley

Kate Brantley

“Veronica Maravankin has been consulting with Shalom Children’s Center for the past 2 years. During that time, we have undergone a huge transformation as we moved into a new building, experienced staff turnover, introduced new concepts related to constructivist theory, and created a new Outdoor Learning Environment from scratch. Veronica’s insight, advice, and knowledge of the ECE field has been a huge asset to me as I lead my team of diverse teachers through this change process. Veronica will observe, document and then guide with intention. She has provided so many resources for me and my staff with books, articles, and sometimes just simple questions that provoke meaningful conversations and reflections. Veronica has helped me with everything from curriculum development and professional resources to budgeting and scheduling issues. She has advocated to my Executive Director on our program’s behalf and has helped to engage my parents to become advocates for our teaching philosophy and importance of Early Childhood Education. Veronica has been a personal mentor for me and my learning community through the JCCA, organizing and facilitating monthly meetings so that we can continue to collaborate and support one another. She is always encouraging me to reflect on my growth and it is truly helping to keep me motivated. I highly recommend hiring Veronica to help you become the director you want to be in the school that you know you can become.”

Kate Brantley Early Childhood Education Director, Shalom Children’s Center Asheville JCC April 27, 2019