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Mrs. Jessica Flaherty has a BS in Elementary Education from Eastern Michigan University. Mrs. Jessica began working at the Co-Op with the three-year-olds in September 2015.  Prior to the Co-Op, she worked at a child care center at the University of Michigan. Mrs. Jessica is passionate about incorporating learning through play. She strives to build social, emotional, cognitive and physical skills by bringing topics that the children are excited about into the classroom. She believes in working to create a classroom community that is respectful and open towards everyone. She feels that by instilling good interpersonal skills and the wonder of knowledge to the children you can create learners for life. She loves teaching the 3’s because of their innocence and energy. 

Mrs. Jessica also incorporates parts of Handwriting Without Tears into her curriculum throughout the year.