Dilya McClaine assists Anita Fisher-Trent in the Red Oak morning preprimary classroom. Dilya grew up in a family of educators and realized that she wanted to dedicate her life to working with children. Dilya received a B.S. in Educational Psychology and a M.A. in Early Childhood Psychology from Uzbekistan. Prior to MSGL, she has been working with children for the past 14 years. Dilya developed innovative programs for 3-7-year-old children, intended to stimulate their intellectual and creative abilities. One of her programs was published in Public Magazine called "Preschool Education",1991, Moscow. Since 2006, Dilya has lived in the United States with her family. Currently she is also teaching at the Russian School of Lafayette as well as at MSGL. She was invited to participate as a judge at Illinois-Indiana Olympiada of Spoken Russian 2013, organized by Indiana University`s Russian and East European Institute.
B.S. in Educational Psychology,
M.A. in Early Childhood Psychology from Uzbekistan
Paraprofessional training, July 2009 through MECA in Chicago
Early Childhood Montessori Certification, Seton Montessori Institute, Chicago 2012
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