Brenna Randolph

RED ROOM: Early Learners 2’s Program

 

This is my first year teaching at All Saints’ Episcopal Day School! I’m thrilled to
be teaching the Early Learners Class for two-year olds in its first year. Toddlers
are at a unique stage of growth and emerging independence. It’s exciting to
watch!

I received my B.S. in Child Development and Family Relationships from the
University of Texas. While in college, I worked at a neighborhood preschool and
began working one on one with young children with Autism. I spent ten years as
an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapist and Consultant both in Austin and
in New York. I learned a great deal about the way children develop language and
process sensory input.

When I moved to San Francisco, I began working with toddlers in a Reggio-
based preschool. I trained in Music Together and extensively with Parent
Infant/Toddler Caregivers (PITC) in California. My PITC training focused on
meeting the emotional needs of young children and creating strong teacher-child
bonds. Later I went on to work for San Francisco’s Early Head Start Program as
a home-based educator, teaching at-risk families how to become their child’s first
teacher and advocate. I worked with many newly migrated families as well as
families with children with a range special needs. My experience with Head Start
showed me how important early learning and family security is to later school
success.

I took ten years away from professional work to spend time with my own young
children. We have moved all over the country – from San Francisco to East Texas
to Washington, DC to Oakland to Austin! We are happy to be settling back here. I
have three children in elementary school and I stay involved in their school when
I’m not at All Saints’. I also lead two Girl Scout troops that I love! When I am not
teaching or parenting, I enjoying baking, reading, and puzzles.