Open Doors Preschool
Meet our staff
Open Doors Director
I started as director in the 2021-2022 school year. My career in education started in 2002; I have been both an Assistant Teacher and a Lead Teacher in NC Pre-K and Public School classrooms. I love teaching and watching kids grow. I have one son in middle school. I like to read, listen to music, and dance. My favorite place to bea is the BEACH!! I am excited for this school year.
I have worked in early education for many years. I graduated from Western Governors University with a bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education. I am licensed to teach children from birth through 6th grade. I married my childhood sweetheart in 1995, and we have a beautiful daughter who is now in college. I absolutely love the beach and spending time with family. I also enjoy acting and have performed in several plays at the Ansonia Theater. My passion is working with children and learning ways to help them learn and grow through play.
Robin has been working with Open Doors Center for Children since it opened in January 2008.
Robin began her journey in childcare almost 20 years ago and has an Associate Degree in Applied Science in Early Childhood Education. She is passionate about working with children and believes that her role as teacher is very important in contributing to the education of children.
Robin lives in Wadesboro, and has one child and three grandchildren. She loves spending time with family, enjoying the outdoors, and baking.
About NC Pre-K
NC Pre-Kindergarten is a readiness initiative that is proven to help four-year-olds gain the basic skills needed for success in elementary school. Children who were four years of age on or before August 31, 2022, are eligible to apply for the 2022-2023 program, which is free to qualifying families. A high priority is placed on serving children who are at-risk. A child is considered to be at-risk if the child’s family is at or below 75% of the state median income level or if a disability has been identified. Enrollment is also open to students who have limited English proficiency, developmental differences, chronic health conditions, or a parent who is an active member of the military.
About Open Doors
The Open Doors Center for Children opened in February 2008. We have two classes for students who are age 4 by the beginning of the school year, with a teacher and assistant in each classroom. The curriculum is designed to prepare children for kindergarten and encourages learning through creativity and exploration. Working and playing in small groups allows each child to explore the world in a manner that best suits his individual learning style. Open Doors prepares children to enter school with the social, physical, emotional and intellectual skills needed to be successful.
Children learn through play. Play is their work, and it is the way in which they learn about the world and their place in it. This child-centered curriculum starts with the knowledge that children learn through their senses and learn the most through learning about things that interest them. Teachers provide learning opportunities that balance children’s interests with presenting new information.
It is our goal to form a partnership with parents. Children feel most secure when they are confident that there is a strong bond between the most important people in their lives, and between their homes and their center. At Open Doors Center, we believe in the value and importance of each individual child. We embrace the motto of the United Methodist Church, “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open doors.”