My Biography:

Ms. Volant is so 
EXCITED to be back for another year as a member of the Bright Horizon’s Preschool team here at High Mountain Road School as a dual certified Early Childhood and Special Education teacher.  Ms. Volant graduated from The Catholic University of America, in Washington, D.C. with her Bachelors degree in Elementary Education in 2011.  She continued her education at The Catholic University of America and obtained her Masters degree in Early Childhood Special Education in 2013.  While completing course work for her Masters degree Ms. Volant worked in a Chinese/English Immersion Program at a Public Charter School in Washington, D.C..  Ms. Volant has had experience working as a dual certified Early Childhood and Special Education preschool teacher, a Special Education Teacher, Resource Room Teacher for students in grades Pre-K to 2nd grade, and as an Inclusion Co-Teacher.  While working in her various teaching roles she had the opportunity to assist students in various ways by implementing individualized and group instruction, providing behavioral supports, and engaging students in their exploration of the curriculum.  Ms. Volant really enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, exercising, and spending time with her family and friends!

Teaching Philosophy:

The Educational Philosophy of Bright Horizons
“Teaching is a delicate balance of learning and leading others to learn.”  -J. Robinson

The educational philosophy of preschool is centered on the belief that all children have the right to learn in a nurturing, caring, supportive environment.  The teachers strive to provide a rich, stimulating environment filled with meaningful, developmentally appropriate, “hands on” activities.  They work to create a strong sense of community so that students will feel free to explore in a safe, comfortable, and stable environment.  In their classrooms, the virtues of kindness, caring, and sharing are always exemplified. The classroom community will create positive and meaningful social interactions where students can continue their social and emotional development in a supportive environment. Being sensitive to others feelings, respecting and accepting students for who they are, separating from home, learning to share, care, play with others and establishing friendships are critical elements of the preschool years. Another important aspect of the classroom community will be a student centered learning environment.  The teachers will plan themes based on student interest and construct lessons around the theme. They work to promote an active partnership with parents to ensure that each child’s developmental needs are met and will reach his/her fullest potential.