Beth Petersen

Kindergarten Teacher/Educator

My name is Beth Petersen and I have been at Children's House since 1998.  I grew up in Santa Ana, California, I have my Bachelor of Science Degree and an Associate of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Development from the California State Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo, California.  I received my Bachelor of Education from the University of Lethbridge specializing in Early Childhood Education.  I studied and completed the Children’s Mental Health program at Mount Royal College.  Additionally, I have extensive training on autism.  I completed the Flight Curriculum course through Grant MacEwan as of January 2019, I am currently a member of the Core Flight Team at Children’s House.

I have 2 grown children and 2 grandchildren.  When not at Children’s House, I enjoy camping, music, running, reading and spending time with my family.

I believe children are mighty learners.  I enjoy watching as they inquire, investigate, explore and research.  My favorite thing to do with children in my class is explore and co research all about insects in the spring and summer.  Part of my education in California included collecting 50 different species of live insects and arachnids and preparing a display showcase to present to my professor and class.