A Strong Foundation of Learning
The main goal of our pre-kindergarten program is to help each child acquire a foundation and a love for learning that will carry him or her through a lifetime in God’s world. The curriculum has been established to develop the whole child. The children will be assisted in developing the ability to interact effectively with one another and to learn new skills through the use of music, dance, art, science, drama, and play.
We recognize the importance of reading and math readiness skills and have developed age-appropriate lessons and activities to introduce and develop these new skills. Station Imagination uses the Maryland Model for School Readiness (MMSR) Guidelines, and Maryland State Department of Education approved curricula, supplemented by other supporting material and teacher created curricula. Lessons will be adapted for children with special needs based upon written IEP & IFSP information to the best of our ability. Station Imagination offers several age-appropriate full time and part-time programs.
Teachers & Staff
Irene Howell, Lead Teacher
Mrs. Howell has over 20 years of experience in the field of early childhood education. Her extensive background includes ownership of in-home family daycares and completion of directorship training. Mrs. Howell has her 90 hours in early childhood education, including 45 hours in infants and toddlers; pre-school; and school age education. Mrs. Howell also has experience and certifications in the areas of special needs, medication administration, and emergency preparedness. Mrs. Howell is also trained in first-aid and CPR.
Tony Howell, Director/Administrator
Mr. Howell has over 15 years of experience in the field of early childhood education. Mr. Howell has completed his directorship for pre-school education, as well as his 90 hours in early childhood education. In addition, Mr. Howell has his 45 hours in infant and toddlers and pre-school education. Mr. Howell also has certifications in emergency preparedness and is trained in first-aid and CPR. Mr. Howell holds a Bachelor’s in Computer Information Technology and a master’s in computer information assurance.
Sandra Spriggs Teacher Substitute
Megan Knicley, Director, Lead Teacher
Mrs. Megan Knicley has been a teacher in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education for 17 years. She started as an Assistant Teacher at His Kids Preschool in 2002, and this is where her passion for teaching began. She went on to earn a Bachelors’ and Masters’ degrees in Elementary and Technology Education along with her 90hr and 45hr certifications from MSDE. She has experience teaching kids in preschool through fifth grade. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her children and husband.
Lisa McInerny, Teacher Substitute
Lisa has worked in the childcare industry since 2007. She started her career with Prince Georges County Public Schools, working as a lunch and recess monitor; she quickly advanced to the position as Aide. Lisa has received her certificate in medical office administration and is currently working on her 45 hours in Child Growth and Development. Lisa has also completed her Basic Health and Safety course for the Maryland State Department of Education.