Melissa McFarland

Early Childhood Teacher i
Office: Child Study & Development Center, Child Study & Development Center, Durham, NH 03824
Melissa G. McFarland, Early Childhood Teacher, Child Study and Development Center

I have been working in the Early Childhood field for the last 14 years.  My previous experiences include lead Toddler teacher at Timberland Children's center, and an infant teacher for a non-profit organization.  My latest experience was as an Early Head Start Home Visitor for families with children age prenatal through three at a local Head Start.  I am passionate about the importance of collaborating with families and recognizing them as their child's first  and best  teacher.

I completed my BS in family studies with a specialization in Early Childhood Educationat  Lesley University, with some additional master's level classes from the University of Maine.  I am credentialed through the NH Infant Mental Health organization.

A few of my professional interests include creating inclusionary classrooms, and utilizing sign language with infants and toddlers.

I live in Gonic with my husband, Rick and my two children, Kaiya and Camden.