Hi! I’m Mischel, an Early Childhood Education Consultant and Founder of Connecting With KIDZ. As an educator and certified Baby Signs® instructor my passion is combining sign language, sensory play, music and movement to promote early learning for young hearing children 6-months to 5-years old in a fun and engaging language-rich learning environment.
As a former pre-school teacher with a degree from the University of Arizona and a Masters in Early Childhood Education from Northern Arizona University, I bring more than fifteen years of experience working with various pre-school programs including Head Start, and have facilitated a variety of baby and toddler signing classes for both Paradise Valley and Deer Valley Family Resource Centers, and Toddler Signing Time classes with Phoenix Public Library. I am also a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Arizona Head Start Association (AHASA), and the National Association for Child Care (NAFCC).
Hi! I’m Elizabeth, an Early Childhood Literacy Specialist and certified Baby Signs® instructor.I am passionate about engaging, educating and empowering adults caring for young children about the importance of early literacy that they may in turn do the same for their children. I love to incorporate the fun of sign language and puppetry in this process.
I am an Early Literacy Advocate with a Bachelor’s degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Masters in Information and Library Science from Kent State University. I have also completed training with New Directions Institute and Jill Stamm, one of the preeminent infant brain researchers, and I am qualified to teach Baby and Toddler Brain Time programs to families and caregivers.