Each child who enters our doors is whisked into a world of exploration. With every lesson, our young students discover the world, themselves and what it means to truly tap into a love for learning. Of course, this inspiring atmosphere at Children’s Discovery Center would not be possible without the compassion and dedication of our incredible CDC educators, like this month’s featured teacher, Ms. Amanda Pedigo.
With more than 20 wonderful years at our school, Ms. Amanda is a veteran Children’s Discovery School educator. She uses her experience to guide students in unraveling the mysteries and wonders of our world as a Pre-school A lead teacher and pre-school coordinator.
Ms. Amanda is a graduate of Woodward High School and has always had a passion for life-long learning, sharing, “Life experience, along with taking extra classes to advance me educationally, are what have allowed me to help the children grow and develop.”
This pursuit of knowledge is something she shares with her students every day, stating that she learns just as much from them as they do from her.
This featured teacher has completed many exciting projects throughout her time with CDC. Though her favorite by far was a garden project in which she and her class explored the life of a vegetable, from planting its seed through its growth and the journey to the grocery store. At the project’s completion, the class could even take their self-grow vegetables home to share with their families!
This creativity and commitment to her students has garnered Ms. Amanda several recognitions over her career. These awards include recognition as an Unsung Hero in her early days with CDC and Best Reggio Project, featured in the Toledo Blade.
After learning all this, it is no surprise that Ms. Amanda is as passionate about her position as she is about her lessons.
“I love the community around CDC. I love how the children come into school and share stories about events that they shared with their families. I also get great stories from the parents. I love bonding with the children and families as we share these memories.”
Her Personal Life
When she’s not in the classroom, Ms. Amanda enjoys losing herself in creative projects as a crafter and artist. Her personal motto speaks to her fluid approach to life: “Let go of who you think you are supposed to be; embrace who you are.”
Family is also important to this CDC teacher. She is a loving wife and mother to four beautiful children and grandmother to seven grandchildren, who often join her in her adventures in Toledo nature and exploring local towns for new and interesting spots.
The CDC Difference
For more than 40 years, Children’s Discovery Center has helped guide and expand the minds of Toledo’s youngest explorers. Our dedicated staff nurtures children into becoming life-long learners by providing an innovative environment that promotes self-led discovery. Contact us today to learn more about our Reggio Emilia approach to learning, register your child and tour our facilities.