Miss Lori is truly one of a kind. I am both a mom and a childcare provider and she has been integral in my life! From her infectious laugh and smile, to her innate ability to make each child feel special, Lori is the type of person you want to be in your children’s life. My own two children regularly attend her “Parent’s Night Out” programs. They come home full of stories and ready for bed! She is constantly evolving with new ideas, games, and activities. No two visits with Miss Lori are ever the same! As a home daycare provider, Miss Lori visits my center once a month. The children look forward to her visits and we are so sad to see her leave each time! In addition, I feel as though I am a better mom and childcare provider because of her. I am truly blessed to call her a friend, mentor, and pal to my children!
My two boys and I have been going to Miss Lori’s classes since they were babies (they are now 5 and 3!) and I cannot say enough wonderful things about how great Miss Lori is! She was their first teacher and their first real exposure to group play. Over the years, they have learned so many skills from cooperative play to cleaning up. They have learned to follow directions, play games, sing songs, and respect others. While Miss Lori’s classes have been wonderful for our children, they have been so much more than that for me. They are a chance for me to reconnect with other moms and dads and have actual conversations while still playing with my little ones. When my second child was born, I wanted to keep our first one in a routine so that he wouldn’t sense all the change that was going on at home. I delivered our second via c-section on a Thursday and was back at class the following Tuesday (with my husband in tow, of course!). My gratitude to Miss Lori goes so deep – she is an amazing teacher and friend – she loves the kids who attend her classes as if they were her own and she always has a warm and inviting smile on her face. We will continue to attend her classes as long as possible – eventually graduating her “Parents Night Out”, “Nerf Wars”, etc! We love her! -Tenley