“To be loved, to be valued, and to be listened to…
to have the space and time to play and explore…
then children will learn!”

Suzanne Axelsson

Beth Chiet, Early Childhood Director

Education and Experience in Early Childhood Care and Education
I hold a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education with a concentration in theatre and a Master of Science in Literacy Education with an ELL endorsement.

I Enjoy Working in Early Childhood Because…
I like to be able to make a difference in the lives of children by providing a safe, nurturing, child-centered, and quality educational environment that fosters a child’s individual success and a love of learning in collaboration with teachers, parents, and the community.

The Importance of Play in the Learning Process
I believe that children and teachers together should be able to explore, question, and discover in a stimulating and nurturing learning environment. Children learn best through active and engaged meaningful play as well as project work and in-depth exploration of a topic directed by the children’s interests, excitement, and curiosity. Through this process, children develop confidence and independence with encouragement from our teachers, their families, and the community around us. I believe in fostering independence, empathy, cooperation, and creativity and encouraging children to build positive relationships with their classmates and teachers.

My Favorite Way to Play as a Child…
When I was a child, I loved imaginative play. Anytime that I could use my creativity, I was happy!

What do I do When I’m not at CSP?
When I am not at CSP, I enjoy spending time with my family; my husband, my two daughters and my dog Daisy. I also do event planning such as weddings, mitzvahs and corporate events.