Ms. Chelse Perry

Mrs. Chelsea Gent

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I have always enjoyed being around young children; looking after them and teaching them has ever brought me great joy. Professionally, I hold a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degrees in Early Childhood Education and have been working at Henry Barnard School since I completed my student teaching here in 2010. I immediately felt comfortable and welcomed among the faculty; they became a second family. It was my work at Henry Barnard School that inspired me to continue my education to receive my Master’s Degree.

I love coming to work each morning, not only to see what I can teach the students, but also what I may learn from them. I treasure each of the little ones’ eagerness to learn and their positive outlook on life. It is gratifying to be a part of, and to watch, each of my students’ unique personalities change and develops as they learn.

I believe young children do much of their learning through play, exploration, and interactions with peers, adults, and their environment. The most successful lessons are those derived from the child(ren) themselves. I am not afraid of a mess; children elbow-deep in hands-on investigations facilitate the most significant learning!