Hi, my name is Teresa Love.  I teach a Special Education Preschool class for the Colton Joint Unified School District.

At this age, the content of what is taught is based on the child's developmental  level.  I teach shapes and colors and numbers, by giving my students materials and activities that are fun and involve the whole child.  They are also taught how to have a friend, wash hands, sit in a chair, listen to an  adult and other real-life skills that they need to become a good citizen and human being.  Working with preschoolers with special needs means that they are given the opportunity on a daily basis to practice skills that their typically-developing peers may have already acquired.  They are children first, then a children with an identified need. 

Why Do I Teach?

  • I teach because I love what I do
  • I teach because I know that my students enjoy being in my class
  • I teach because I enjoy helping parents feel more confident in their parenting skills
  • I teach because I can be creative in my curriculum
  • I teach because there is nothing better than when you know that you have made a connection with a child


One Hundred Years from Now

(excerpt from "Within My Power" by Forest Witcraft)

One Hundred Years from now
It will not matter
what kind of car I drove,
What kind of house I lived in,
how much money was in my bank account
nor what my clothes looked like.
But the world may be a better place because
I was important in the life of a child.