School Director and Author of Children’s Bill of Emotional Rights
Sara Curry Preschool
Eileen was born and educated in Ireland, and there she taught High School and Elementary School children. Working with very young children has been the most fulfilling and rewarding part of her career. Her best teaching moments happen when she can be in the moment and listen to the children resulting in everyone learning together.
Children are so much more connected with the power of the unconscious, and every day she learns from them on how to let go of preconceived ideas and be humble in the face of their innate creativity.
She believes that all good teachers are artists, capable of being in the moment, and responsive to the children who are their audience, and their inspiration.
Eileen has developed a philosophy of emotional education, meaning that children are made to feel safe in expressing the full range of their feelings from loneliness to anger, and are greeted with acceptance. The philosophy is called ART – Acceptance, Reflection and Teaching. I am a parent of two girls and I bring my experience as a parent and teacher to my writing. I understand how hard it is to be a parent but I also know how hard it is to be a child. Children want to be heard and treated with respect and when they are they give back a hundred times over.