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Grow and Learn

Preschool

Serving Queen Creek, South Gilbert, and San Tan Valley


I am originally from Long Island, New York where I graduated from State
University of New York with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science. After
moving to Georgia, I discovered my true passion was in early childhood
development and began my career in teaching. In 2004, my family relocated to
Gilbert, Arizona where I then furthered my education at Chandler Gilbert
Community College with my Associates in Early Childhood Development, CDA
in 2014. I have been an active member of the National Association for the
Education of Young Children (NAEYC) since 2013 and a member of the North
American Reggio Emilia Alliance since 2014. I truly love teaching, and always
have fun while learning!
I live in Gilbert, Arizona with my husband, and have three successful children. I
enjoy swimming, traveling, and hanging out with my three dogs.

MISS JACQUI

Hello!  My name is Ms Jacqui. I am originally from South Africa but have been living and teaching in this wonderful country since 2008. Prior to this I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to live and work in Hong Kong where I taught at international as well as local schools. The knowledge and insight gained through this experience was phenomenal. I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to work with children on a daily basis.  They bring such joy to my life.  I hope to create and instill a love of learning in every child and to make their first school experience a happy and wonderful time, where they can grow in confidence feeling ready to face the next step of the education process. I have my CDA, Child Development Associate Degree, and intend to carry on with my studies this year.

MISS RENEE

MISS NANCY

​​Hello! My name is Renee Doonan.  It is a pleasure to become the newest member of the team at Grow and Learn Preschool.   I was born and raised just South of Kansas City in Drexel, Missouri and attended Southwest Missouri State University, where I earned my degree in Early Childhood Development.  I went on to teach 8 years of Kindergarten in Lake Ozark, Missouri, before moving with my family to Alaska.  In Alaska, I feel I found my true passion and calling when I started my own Preschool, Room to Bloom.  I found that I truly enjoyed using my previous Kindergarten experience to develop curriculum that best prepared 2-5 year olds for Kindergarten.   I am also the current Owner/Director at Growing Place Preschool on Cooper and Ray in Gilbert.  I truly enjoy working with young children and their families to help them enjoy their school experiences.