At the start of the 2022-2023 school year, Childcare Resources hired Amanda Gooch as an Early Childhood Education Coach.
The Childcare Resources coaching program connects experienced educators with local preschool teachers. This individualized assistance enables teachers to add to their skill set and enhances overall classroom quality.
“As an Early Childhood Education Coach, I am committed to uplift and elevate the talents and skills that exist in all educators,” says Gooch.
Established in 2016, the coaching program has provided in-depth training and assistance to 151 early childhood educators throughout the county.
“We are thrilled to welcome Amanda to the Childcare Resources team,” says Monica Cheslak, Director of Outreach and Program Services. "The local educators we work with will benefit from both her experience and her passion for teaching."
Gooch holds a Master of Art degree in Teaching and brings a combined fourteen years of experience as a preschool and elementary school teacher. In addition to one-on-one support, Gooch will provide technical assistance to educators that attend professional development training offered by Childcare Resources.
“I hope my enthusiasm is contagious as I assist early childhood educators by providing the resources and guidance needed,” says Gooch. “I believe that all children and educators are capable of success, no exceptions.”