Mrs. C Frank


Mrs. Cara Frank

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Office Hours: 7:30-3:30

About Me:

I graduated from Elmhurst College with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education with approvals in Early Childhood Special Education and Reading. I went on to earn my Master’s degree in Educational Leadership, a full Learning Behavioral Specialist degree and an endorsement in English as a Second Language. This is my 19th year teaching, and my second year at Avoca Community Preschool. I previously taught in the Chicago Public Schools in third grade and first grade, and I spent the past 10 years teaching blended preschool. Outside of the classroom, I also enjoy reading, crafting with my children, and spending time outdoors with my family. 

Educational Philosophy:

Preschool is the place where playing is learning! I believe in an inclusive, child-centered and inquiry-based classroom, where I can observe student interests and find new and inspiring ways to learn more together. It is amazing to see and foster the curiosity of young minds. We learn something new each day, and together, we become more inquisitive about the world around us! I look forward to creating a wonderful preschool experience together. This is a place where students often have their first school experience. Preschool is a place for our youngest learners to feel safe, accepted, and nurtured to learn and grow in many ways.