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The teachers at the Explorer Center Preschool have over 30 years of combined experience with teaching young children. We have extensive course work and experience in early childhood education along with a strong understanding of child development. We are constantly deepening our knowledge and understanding of early childhood education through recent research and timely informational updates.

Ms. CynthiaA message from Ms. Cynthia:

It’s hard to believe that over 19 years ago a group of 20 families encouraged me to open the Explorer Center Preschool so I could teach their children. Opening the school was the perfect transition after 10 years of teaching in Seattle and having raised two sons with my husband, Wayne. Then, as now, I am honored that so many families trust their children’s early education to me. I am truly thankful for every opportunity I have had to be a positive influence on the lives of children.

Ms. DonaA message from Ms. Dona:

Over 14 years ago Cynthia Jensen asked me to join her in teaching at Explorer Center Preschool. Having known her for many years I respected her not only as a friend but as an educator. I was busy raising our three children at the time and it seemed like a perfect fit. Now with over 14 years together I feel I have the best job ever! Cynthia and I share the same philosophy and desire to make preschool a wonderful experience. My passion has always been centered on children. Now with my three children grown and two granddaughters, I am truly blessed and thankful for each day I can make a difference in the life of a child.

Ms. PaulaA message from Ms. Paula:

I am so excited to be a part of the Explorer Center Preschool Team! Spending time with children and helping them learn is one of my very favorite things. I look forward to getting to know each child and their individual personalities. I have a passion for working with children. It fills my heart with joy to watch them learn and discover new things about themselves and the world around them. My husband and I have raised two wonderful daughters, one just married and the other is starting college. I am truly blessed to have this opportunity to teach and learn along with your children.

Teachers are trained in CPR and First Aid.