About Us

Ms. MJ with her family.

Our House Lead Teacher & Owner, Ms. MJ

I am a 50 year old mother and step-mother of six beautiful amazing children. My soulmate, Liam, and I live with our two dogs and two cats. Our children range in age from 18-24. I graduated from the University of Vermont in 1993 with a Bachelor of Education and I hold a current Vermont Level 1 teaching license for birth to grade 3. I have worked in preschool and kindergarten settings for over twenty years, most recently as the Director of Childcare Programs for The EDGE Kids & Fitness. I love to play, teach and learn. Hosting a preschool in my home has been a lifelong dream. 

Goals & Values

  1. Your child will feel safe. I want “Our House” to be just that, a home away from home where they can learn, thrive and grow.
  2. Your child will want to come to school each day and find their school to be a place of wonder, magic and opportunities to be themselves. A place where they feel loved, valued and successful.
  3. Your child’s self-esteem will flourish. Through our work/play they will experience positive reinforcement, be given choices to support their autonomy and feel reassurance in challenges they may face through gentle guidance and positive redirection. 

General Rhythm of the Day

subject to change based on children’s needs

7:45 – 8:15 – Arrival

8:15 – 9:15 – Choice time

9:15 – 10:00 – Clean up, snack and bathroom time

10:00 – 10:45 – Outdoor time

10:45 – 11:45 – Circle and Project time

11:45 – 12:30 – Clean up, bathroom time and lunch

12:30 – 12:45 – Final circle and good-byes or transition to quiet/nap time

12:45 – 1:00 – Story time

1:00 – 3:00 – Nap and quiet time

3:00 – 4:00 – Choice time