My name is Ashley Lake. I started Early Readers Preschool because I am passionate about teaching young learners how to read. As a kindergarten teacher for the past six years, my goal was to take the fear out of reading.
At Early Readers Preschool, we want our students to think reading is fun because it is fun! We believe that strong readers are confident in their academics. We understand that working and communicating with the parents is vital to their child’s success and readiness for kindergarten. They are their child’s most important teacher.
Meet the Teacher
Hello! My name is Ashley Lake. Each Day I have the privilege of teaching children their numbers, to read, and most importantly, about our Lord Jesus Christ. My passion for teaching little ones comes from my background and the various education challenges I overcame. For me, learning to read was painful. However, I feel that my learning struggles have equipped me to teach and instruct my students with love and patience.
In 2013, I graduated from Brandman University with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Development. Recently, I graduated from the University of Phoenix Online with a master’s degree in Teaching in Elementary. While working on my master’s program, I was allowed the opportunity to be a reading tutor through AmeriCorps for one year. I also taught kindergarten for six years. During that time, I learned that it brings me joy to help young learners succeed in reading.
When I am not studying how to teach young learners, my family and I spend much time exploring the Great Northwest! We love going to Westport to fly kites, dig in the sand, and play in the ocean. We enjoy camping and hiking. You can also find us spending time barbecuing in our backyard or swimming in the lake near our home.
I am excited to work with you and your student this year! Thank you for allowing me to be part of your child’s education!
Philosophy & Mission
Early Readers Vision:
To provide a Christian education and help families prepare their early learners for reading in kindergarten and lifelong success.
Early Readers Mission:
To help Mason County early learners develop a relationship with God and grow into confident, strong readers.
Helping Your Child Explore, Grow, & Learn
Proverbs 1: 8-9
“Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. They will be a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.”
Children learn values, morals, and priorities by observing how their parents act and react every day. The parent is vital to their child’s success in life. Early Readers preschool understands the valuable role the parent plays in their child’s life. We will partner with the parent so the child may be successful in their education.
Psalm 127: 3
“Children are a gift from God.”
Children are assets to the world. We can learn valuable lessons from their curious minds and trusting spirits.
Psalm 139: 13-14
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
God loved us from the moment he created us in our mother’s womb. We are valuable to him.
John 3:16-17 says
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”
Early Readers Preschool will love and respect each child that comes into our classroom because God created and loves them.
Galatians 5: 22-23
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.
Our teachers will teach their students with the fruit of the Spirit in mind. We will teach them to treat others as Christ would.
Teaching is a calling that can directly impact the future. Our goal for our students is for them to grow into social, educated, and faith-filled individuals who will become positive, productive citizens in their community. Children need adults in their lives who can show them they are valuable, not only to the people who surround them in their daily lives but to God as well. By incorporating Christian values into our daily routines, the children will learn to act respectfully, follow the rules and directions, and serve others.