Big Red Dragons

For children 4.5 to 5.5 years of age.

 

The Big “Red” Dragons classroom has red accents which are the universal symbol of love. Red is recognized as a stimulant and motivates early learning. This color is also associated with enthusiasm and energy and helps in increasing confidence. It helps promote excitement and the desire to explore new things with speed and strength. 

 

Children at this age experience a tremendous amount of physical, emotional and cognitive growth.

 

Our lessons are fun, interactive and emergent in the areas of literature, phonics, math, music, art, science and sensory motor skills.  We encourage your child to explore and think outside the box, helping to cultivate a love for wonder and learning. We also promise to have a ton of fun! We want our Camelot Kids to enter Kindergarten with self confidence, to be fearless and excited about the whole idea of school and learning.  Kids leave Camelot as "Confident Learners".

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Mr. Matt
Department Head / Teacher
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Ms. Suzie
Teacher 

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Mr. Frank
Teacher 
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Mr. Matt has been teaching preschool for 10+ years. Additionally, he has a few years of administrative experience. He is currently pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and has 29 ECE units.

 

Mr. Matt moved to Los Angeles in early 2015 after living in the Bay Area for over 20 years. He enjoys live music, reading, writing, cooking and pizza.

Ms. Suzie has been working in the field of Early Childhood Education for ten years. While gaining her experience by teaching for an NAEYC accredited center, she strives to provide support and care with unyielding dedication to her families and also obtains certification in RIE methods and Montessori philosophies.

Ms. Suzie has a profound passion for teaching and her style is unique. Possessing an eclectic background and specialized training, she has an extensive background in working with children on the autism spectrum where she worked as an instructor & early interventionist. She has studied Sign Language and has taught ASL to infants and toddlers. Ms. Suzie is trilingual and attended preschool in Costa Rica!

Ms. Suzie plans to finish her degree and to obtain her Bachelor’s in Psychology. Additionally, she is professional roller derby player- her team is the Los Angeles Derby Dolls, where her alias is “Johnny Be Badd”. 

Mr. Frank has 20+ years of experience working with children and has earned 24 units in child development. He thoroughly enjoys creating art and providing an engaging curriculum for preschool age children.

 

Mr. Frank was previously employed with Children’s Hospital Child Care Center where, along with holding a full-time position as a preschool teacher, he devoted his lunch time to spending time with children who were in the hospital. He is also an active volunteer at the Ronald Mc Donald House, Parents against Cancer Foundation, City of Los Angeles, and founder of the Hiccups Pizza Project that serves the homeless community on skid row.

 

One of the many talents of his is as a professional magician, which he has taught at Camelot as an Enrichment Class for the last nine years. 

 

Mr Frank's motto is: 

“My hero's are normal people who do great things for others.”