Carolyn Haas is an experienced advocate and guide for supporting early childhood development within the family and home.
Carolyn has worked for Teach For America, New Leaders For New Schools, and the DC Public Schools Central Office. She earned a National Science Foundation grant to do educational research in the Peruvian Andes and won a Fulbright Scholarship to teach English and foster inter-cultural relationships for a year in rural Vietnam. Carolyn spent a year living in an indigenous community in Ecuador and teaching in Spanish at a Montessori-inspired inclusion school for children who are normally developing and those with an array of physical and cognitive special needs. She then returned to the US for a White House internship in the Obama administration before completing AMI Montessori training, a Master’s in Education, and work as an assistant and guide in Montessori schools. Carolyn then continued her studies and became a Positive Discipline Parenting Class Facilitator. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Washington Montessori Institute.
For 15 years, Carolyn has worked with a variety of children and families in the home setting. From full-time care-giving to regular weekend visits, Carolyn has built meaningful and lasting relationships. She has worked with newborns, twins, adopted children, only children, families with four or more children, combined families, grandparents, and the list goes on. Both in the classroom and in the home, Carolyn has supported children with sensory processing disorder, autism, attention deficit disorder, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, and oppositional defiance disorder. Carolyn specializes in using her triple threat of keen observation, informed and intentional interaction, and illustrative stories to translate the science and art of working with young children into each family’s unique culture.
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