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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

Emily Kosmeder

Position title: Teacher

My name is Emily Kosmeder and I am a teacher in the Comet classroom. I am originally from Minnesota and earned my bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus. After moving to Wisconsin, I received my master’s degree in Special Education at UW-Whitewater. Some of my interests in the classroom include lessons surrounding literacy, social justice, and nature-based education. Outside of teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, gardening, and going to the Madison farmer’s market!

Garima Singh

Position title: Assistant 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.