Star Room

The Star Room | Preschool age 3

Star Room

AGES: Preschool age 3

The Star Room serves a group of 13-16 preschool-aged children in a mixed age grouping. Two full-time teachers and 1 full-time assistant teacher staff the classroom.  With a balance of child-directed and teacher-directed activities, children in the Star room are solidifying their skills playing interactively with other children, in problem-solving and conflict resolution, and in regulating their emotions. They are beginning to work on long-term projects and ways to represent their work through art and literacy activities. Star children also are beginning to apply their understanding of numbers to real-world situations.

Star Teachers

Sylvia Davidson

Position title: Teacher

My name is Sylvia Davidson I am a Teacher at WECP currently in the Moonbeam classroom. I graduated from UW Madison with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Minor in Special Education in 1989 from the Child and Family Studies Department. I have 22 years of teaching experience in Early Childhood Education. I have been a teacher at WECP for the past 12 years. I have experience in working in all the classrooms at WECP as I was a float teacher for many years.

I have been married to my husband, Andrew, for 22 years and have a 14-year-old daughter at home who is working on getting her Black Belt in karate and preparing for high school. In my spare time I enjoy reading,

Grace Machi

Position title: Assistant Teacher

Joan Mrkvicka

Position title: Teacher

Hi!  My name is Joan Mrkvicka!  I joined WECP in November of 2021.  I am excited to join this team of professional and caring teachers.  I have an animal science degree from Virginia Tech but have been in the early childhood field for over 30 years.  I have had a licensed and accredited family childcare business in my home for 25 years, been a nanny, worked in multiple childcare centers and family childcare homes, and worked for WECA as a Relief Squad providing respite for many childcare programs.  In my spare time I love being outdoors, riding my horse, training my dog, and volunteering at Badger Kennel Club where we provide fun events and training for dogs and their owners.

Garima Singh

Position title: Teacher

Hi! I am Garima Singh. I joined the WECP team in January 2021. I am so happy to be here. Currently, I am in The Star Room. Originally from India, I have completed three years of undergraduate study and integrated Bachelor and Master’s degree in Ancient History. I have also completed one additional year of undergraduate study in Education. I have been working with/teaching kids in many ways mostly as a volunteer. I am a Mom of two Kids, now in Grade 5 and 7 with a strong foundation of basic knowledge. I enjoy spending time relaxing with gardening, crafting, enjoy traveling, and spending time with family and friends. I look forward to contributing to the WECP community.