Welcome to The Avoca Children’s Center. My name is Melissa Poulsen, I am the director and Preschool Teacher. I graduated from Saginaw Valley State University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education, as well as a ZA endorsement in Early Childhood. In December 2015 I received my Master’s Degree in Education from Walden University with an emphasis on Reading and Literacy. When I began teaching in 2007, I explored in early childhood education by working with students from 6 weeks to five years. I then began my adventures in preschool in 2009 and I have been there ever since!
Our Preschool program at Avoca Children’s Center is for children ages three to young-five. We provide a nurturing environment where students can grow academically, socially, emotionally, and physically in the classroom to be successful learners. Through differentiated instruction we actively engage young minds through the use of manipulatives, hands-on experiences, cooperative-learning opportunities, and inclusion of technology. We create experiences which allow children to explore, be independent, problem-solve, cooperate, and to overall have a love of learning. We support, engage, and collaborate with families to prepare our students for Kindergarten and beyond! We would love the opportunity for you to join our family at Avoca Elementary.
For more information contact us at (810) 387-3231 ext 2440.
8751 Willow Street
Avoca, MI 48006
Phone: (810) 387-3231 EXT 2440