I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself! My name is Brenda Montgomery and I am the new Director at Learning Days. I am so excited to be part of the Learning Days' family; already it is so apparent how close-knit and welcoming the Learning Days community is, I feel very lucky to be part of it!
My passion for serving families in this capacity began during my time as a single parent with my 1st child Essence (some 25 years ago). I feel that God has anointed me to work with youth at an early stage giving them a rock-solid foundation (Matthew 7:24-27). My journey began with volunteering at the center my daughter was in. I was there so much that the director extended me an olive branch and gave me a job as the bookkeeper and later as the director. During this time I went to college to obtain my Associates in Human Service at Florissant Valley and then at UMSL
College where I began my walk in the Education Field studying Early Elementary Education. During this path, I became pregnant with my second child Paris, 15 years later… WOW!!! I know God has a sense of humor!!!! I switch my degree and obtain my Bachelor of Art in Human Resource Management and the near future obtaining my Masters in Early Childhood Education. I have over 20 years of childcare experience. What I love most about the early childhood level is the genuine curiosity students have in their learning and the world around them, as well as the opportunity for early intervention support that can have a lifetime positive impact on a child.
As a Director, my primary responsibility is to promote the academic, career, and social/emotional development of all students. Many times I get puzzled looks when I say I provide career development at the early level, but it is never too early for children to be exposed to the opportunities their futures will hold! I look forward to offering support to the Learning Days students, staff, families, and community
If you ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email me at any time.
I am so excited to work with your precious little one and get to know you throughout the year!
Learning Days, Director