"Music is the Universal Language of Mankind"
HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW • 1807 - 1882
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
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 17 years. Heather continues her early childhood education by learning from her five children that she raises with her husband.
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.
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 raise their two children together. Through her family life she has spent many years volunteering in the Catholic School Board and church related activities.
Miss Becky started working with children many years ago in art programs and quickly realized how much she loved to help guide them through the creative process! She is currently working on her education in the field of Early Childhood Education. She raises two boys with her husband in London and has been working with our preschool team for 2 years.
Miss Victoria is a Registered Early Childhood Educator. Victoria completed her ECE in the UK in the year 2000. She then relocated to London ON where she lives with her husband and their two children. Victoria ran her own home daycare before joining our team in 2013. Her kind and loving way guide her through the days as she uses creative talents while leading the children at Preschool of the Arts.
Miss Dori has graduated from Ireland with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Early Childhood Care and Education. She has worked at many camps with all ages of children including the Easter Seals camp here in London where she worked in a variety of positions including Camp Life Director. Dori enjoys physical activities and outdoor adventures especially with her golden retrievers!
Miss Sarah is a Registered Early Childhood Educator. Her experience is with all ages of children including infants and has been in child care for 8 years. Sarah enjoys volunteering with Girl Guides of Canada as a Sparks leader.