Faculty

meet our family!

Adminstration

 

Harveen is our Director.  She has been working in childcare for 18 years and is one of the co-owners.  Harveen has two young children and loves spending her free time with her family and enjoying the company of friends.

Lead Teacher

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Robin is our Ones Room lead teacher and she is also a co-owner.  She has been working at Next Horizons since it's inception in 2006 and has almost 30 years of experience in child care.

 

 

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Michele is the infant room lead teacher.  She has four children and loves working with babies!

 

 


 

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Jeremiah is our Preschool Lead Teacher.  He enjoys dancing, traveling and spending time friends and family.

 

 

 

 

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Michael is our Pre-K curriculum coordinator.  Michael is in charge of developing, planning and implementing the curriculum for Pre-K.  He recently became a dad and is loving every minute of fatherhood!

 

 

Assistant Leads

Assistant Leads must work for our program for at least one year before becoming a lead.  It is important for our lead staff to fully understand our philosophy in order to implement it effectively and this takes time.  Many of our assistant leads attend school full time and Next Horizons supports their ongoing education by being flexible with availability.  Assistant are required to work a minimum of 30 hrs/week.

 

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Monae - Infant Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Michelle - Preschool Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sydney - Twos Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hannah - Ones Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kessley -PreK

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classroom Assistants

Classroom Assistant work anywhere from 20-40 hrs/week depending on their availability and needs of the classroom.  Classroom assistants play an integral role at Next Horizons as a support system for our lead staff.

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Nina - Preschool Room                                     Ty - PreK and Ones Room

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Jazmin - Infant Room                                      Madelyn - Ones Room

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Amy - Preschool Room                                   Chelsey - Twos Room

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Iara - Infant Room

Volunteers

Next Horizons loves Volunteers.  Parents, grandparents, extended family and community members can be volunteers.  Parent volunteering is not required at Next Horizons but is encouraged and welcomed!

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Nani has been volunteering at Next Horizons since 2006 in the baby room.  She's had three grandchildren graduate from NH and has two currently attending.  Nani has six grandchildren total and loves knitting blankets for them.

Special Visitors

Parents make the best special visitors.  We welcome families to come into the classroom to do a special activity with the kids.  We welcome all cultures and traditions and encourage families to share those traditions with us.

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Michael is a parent in the twos room and he came by for a special visit to help the children explore their "opera" voices and explored different instruments with the children.  

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Tempe Fire Department comes out every year for Fire and Water Safety lesson.