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Transitional Young Toddler

Lead Teacher
Shannon Speelman


Hello!  My name is Shannon Speelman and welcome to TYT!  I am excited to get to know your child and family. I began working at The Children’s Garden in October 2015. This is my first year as lead teacher in TYT, however I have worked majority of my time in the Infant/Toddler Department.   Toddlers are my favorite age!  They are so expressive and starting to become independent.

I recently celebrated my seventh wedding anniversary with my high school sweetheart.  We have twin sons, Landon and Micah, who spent the first two months of their lives in the NICU, after I went into preterm labor at 28 weeks.  They not only share a birthday but also their parents’ wedding anniversary.  They currently are in the Preschool I classroom.  

I have my Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, and earned my CDA in June 2016.  I am currently enrolled at HACC, pursuing my Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education.  I am on track to graduate in December!

It’s going to be a memorable school year full of new adventures, discoveries, and friends.  I cannot wait to see what is in store for us and to help your child reach every milestone to their fullest potential.

Miss Shannon