Welcome to Williamsburg Northside Preschool
My name is Bridget Lambrechts and as a member of the Williamsburg Northside community for the past fourteen years I am honored to collaborate everyday with a group of highly passionate, caring, and dedicated educators. Our school finds inspiration from the Reggio Emilia approach and embraces the principles that guide it. At the heart of this is the idea of respect – respect for ourselves, respect for each other, and respect for the environment. With a background in Early Childhood Education, and having worked with children ages birth through five with a wide range of abilities, I truly believe that every person brings value to a community. While visiting the preschools and infant toddler centers of Reggio Emilia Italy, I found a connection between my beliefs and their belief that all children have their own ideas and opinions early on and that respect for each individual is the foundation for a successful classroom. As Head of the Preschool, it is my goal to create an environment where children feel empowered to explore and where every child’s voice is represented. Our teachers are here to listen to the children and help facilitate opportunities that help them find answers to their questions and continue to grow both as individuals and as a community. We develop more than knowledge; we develop curious learners.
I see the preschool years as foundational years and at Williamsburg Northside you will find a program that sets the stage for continued and future growth. Our emergent and play based curriculum allows us to address the whole child, preparing them emotionally, physically, and cognitively for the next steps, all while maintaining a joy for learning.
I invite you to come in and experience the joy, collaboration and community yourself. With exciting classrooms, an art studio full of materials to explore, and a rooftop playground and garden, you may not want to leave!
Head of Preschool
Bridget Lambrechts, MSEd