The Children’s Learning Center at Mitchell College recently welcomed Linda Hunter-Williams as its new director. In this role, she oversees the operations of the center and leads the staff in providing a nurturing and safe educational environment for its preschool program. Experienced as a classroom teacher, early learning program director and community college instructor, Hunter-Williams holds a Master of Education from Cambridge College.
Growing up in Louisiana, I was surrounded by an amazing village of concerned, caring and supportive teachers, which is why I became an educator. I believe all children should receive a quality early learning experience. Parents and teachers together play an important role in the education of children, which includes meeting the needs of individual children. I look forward to creating a link between home and school, ensuring that family members are actively involved in their child’s early educational experience.
Dr. Elizabeth Beaulieu, Mitchell College vice president for academic affairs, which oversees the Children’s Learning Center, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Linda to Mitchell College. Her lifelong passion for educating the youngest learners among us shines through in her collaborative approach to their education. She is a wonderful advocate for their needs and will also be an inspiring mentor for our college students studying early childhood education.”
The Children’s Learning Center at Mitchell College uses a Reggio Emilia-inspired approach to the curriculum that makes children partners in the learning process. The Center serves as a Laboratory School for Mitchell students, where they are actively engaged as researchers, interns and assistant teachers. This partnership ensures an innovative approach to best practices in the fields of human development and early childhood education. Mitchell College offers majors in early childhood studies (with optional teacher certification) and in psychology.