About Us

Our Approach

Our philosophy is to provide play-based learning experiences that foster intellectual, physical, social and emotional development for each child in our care. Our goal is to provide high quality learning experiences that challenge each child through innovative lessons and developmentally appropriate practices.

Meet the Owner

Hello,

My name is Amanda Short, and I am the Owner, Operator and Center Director for The Alexander School of Early Learning. I have worked in the field of Early Childhood Education for almost 20 years. I started out in this field with just a high school diploma and currently hold a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Classroom Behavior Management. Before receiving my M.Ed. in 2015 I received my Associate’s in Education in 2003, my Bachelor’s in Psychology in 2005, and my International Montessori Teaching Diploma in 2012.

While working on my degrees, I worked for a premier childcare company for almost 17 years. I started out as a Toddler aide then was promoted to lead Toddler teacher. From there I was a School Age Camp Coordinator while being the school’s evening supervisor. After I graduated in 2005, I became a Site Director for the before and after school program. From there I moved up quickly as a Center Director, Corporate Trainer, School Age Field Director and finally, District Director.

I stepped down as a District Director in May 2018 to pursue my dream of owning and operating my own preschool. As I was directing the school I currently own, I was making this dream a reality. In October 2018 I opened The Alexander School’s doors.

I often say to my families that I have not only taught children, but I also have taught, mentored and supported teachers to help them develop over the years. I worked hard to obtain National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation for the school and know first-hand what high-quality care and education looks like. I support all my teachers in their use of developmentally appropriate practices along with curriculum that is supported by current research. I have a passion for the Early Childhood Field, and I am very proud of the work my school does. We strive to provide play-based learning experiences daily that foster intellectual, physical, social and emotional growth for each individual child in our care!