My name is Katherine Ward, and I am so excited to be joining the Primrose family! I just recently graduated Cal State East Bay with my Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development. I have been working in the Early Childhood Education field for over 10 years, and I love it. My passion for teaching children started in a high school ROP class, where I went to the local Elementary School and helped in different classrooms. Since then, I have enjoyed working for several different organizations, from private schools to nonprofits; and through a wide range of different ages. My experience as a teacher and center director has led me to believe that the way children learn is through exploration, along with guided structure. Children need the time to be able to explore different activities, but need guidance in how to better understand an activity and apply it to everyday life. When I am not at work, I am either cycling, golfing, or finding a cute coffee shop to try out. I am looking forward to getting to know every one of our families!