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"Music is the Universal Language of Mankind"

HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW • 1807 - 1882

About Us

Music is a listening art and a written language. We believe that a young child’s initial experiences should be through the ear, the whole body, and then through the eyes. Through experiences of movement, rhythm and song, the child acquires a deeper feeling for music and knowledge of musical terms.

Whatever the activity, our goal is to promote learning in an environment of affection, support, encouragement and understanding.

Preschool of the Arts

Preschool of the Arts was established in 1986 by Gloria Wright who has an Ontario Teacher’s Diploma, Early Childhood Education Certification, and is also trained to lead the parent and child Family Tree Music Program. The program is now run by Gloria’s daughter Heather Turnbull who is a Registered Early Childhood Educator and trained to lead Family Tree Music Program.

 

 

Together they continue to run a program based around the children’s interests while still including the quality music and visual arts part of the program.

Miss Heather Leading Story Time

Our Staff

OUR STAFF

Heather Turnbull

Director/Owner

Miss Heather is a Registered Early Childhood Educator and is a Family Tree Music teacher as well has her Music Together Level 1 Certification.  She has Grade 8 piano and Grade 2 Theory. Heather has enjoyed working closely with her mom Gloria Wright for the past 20 years. Heather continues her early childhood education by learning from her five children that she raises with her husband.

Gloria Wright

Founder • 1986

Miss Gloria Wright started Preschool of the Arts unique program in 1986. She has her Permanent Ontario Teacher’s Certificate. Gloria is a Registered Early Childhood Educator and has received her Certification. She has training in Dalcroze Eurhythimics, Suzuki, Orff and Kodaly. Gloria is a Family Tree Music teacher, has her Music Together Level 1 Certification and is trained in Classical guitar and piano. Gloria was honoured to have received the Children’s Services Educator’s Award in 2007. Her love and dedication for children shone brightly as she raised her three children and participated in volunteering for Sunday school and other related church activities, Girl Guides of Canada and several different organizations. Gloria is still very involved with her three children and their families who are all in London.

Supervisor/Administration

Miss Mary has her medical certificates from Fanshawe College and Medix school. She spent many years working in the medical field before joining us at Preschool of the Arts in 2005. Mary and her husband live in London and raised their two children together. She has been very caring and nurturing to the children and an asset to have in our preschool family!

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