May 11, 2022

A bright new face just joined our team in the Early Childhood Center! Give a warm welcome to our new Preschool Supervisor, Catherine Meeth. Catherine brings with her 10 years of experience in early childhood/elementary education, and a passion for working with children, educators and families all over Chicagoland.

With a BA in Early Childhood Education and an MA in Education and Human Development, she spent seven years working at a hands-on science center both teaching and developing curriculum. Prior to joining the Wilmette Park District, Catherine taught 4th grade science in Chicago. Her new role as Preschool Supervisor will allow her to apply her skills and experience as an educator as well as curriculum developer at the Early Childhood Center. “I am excited to join an organization that provides so many great resources and opportunities for the community,” says Catherine.

She sees the value in the Early Childhood Center as a space for children to grow, learn and socialize. “Students are able to explore, create and have fun learning,” explains Catherine. Her first responsibility as Preschool Supervisor is an excellent opportunity to cultivate such an environment, by running two new summer camps: Summer Doves Camp and Hummingbirds Camp. 

This is the first year for Summer Doves and Hummingbirds, and the curriculum will pick up where the school year leaves off, with campers exploring STEM and Art, along with plenty of playtime to make camp a fun and memorable experience. Catherine enthusiastically awaits her role as Camp Supervisor, “I am looking forward to getting to know all the students and families, and collaborating with teachers to keep the great things going in the early childhood program!”

When she’s not busy working in the Early Childhood Center, Catherine enjoys being outside, trying a new restaurant with her family, reading a good book or making ceramics. Don’t be shy – say hello and meet Catherine on your next visit to the Community Recreation Center!