Martha Duran, a California credentialed teacher, is the owner of Petite Scholars. She opened Petite Scholars, in Folsom, California, on January 8, 2007.
Martha worked as a student-teacher in a multi grade (fourth, fifth and sixth) dual language immersion classroom at the Language Academy of Sacramento and as a kindergarten student teacher at Ethyl Philips Elementary, in Sacramento. She also taught first grade through Twin Rivers Unified School District and second grade through Sac. City Unified School District. Today, Martha continues her passion to instill a lifetime love of learning in each of her students by offering the best kindergarten preparation for social and academic success.
Ms Duran graduated with honors and received a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies at California State University, Sacramento in 2004 and she obtained the Professional Clear Multiple Subject BCLAD Teaching Credential with three additional supplementary authorizations to teach English, Social Science and Computer Concepts and Applications the next year, also from California State University, Sacramento.
At Petite Scholars Preschool, Folsom, we are knowledgeable about the developmental, social, emotional, nutritional, and educational needs of our preschoolers. We are passionate about children and the work we do each day. We know how to make children from the shy to the very active, feel comfortable. We value parents and view them as partners in our in-home preschool.
At Petite Scholars, we will work with families to personally ensure children experience a smooth transition into our program and gain the skills they need to be successful in kindergarten and beyond. We offer the full preschool curriculum. We teach through the arts and all of our lessons have a hands-on component which makes learning fun. We will keep you informed as to your child's progress but you’ll be able to see progress almost immediately. And of course, you're welcome to visit anytime.
The goals of our program:
Foster positive identity and sense of emotional well-being
Develop social skills
Encourage children to think, reason, question and experiment
Encourage language and literacy development
Enhance physical development and skills
Encourage and demonstrate sensible health, safety, and nutritional practices
Encourage creative expression, representation, and appreciation of the arts