Maria Furlong – Director of Schools & Teacher

OT_MariaFurlong_LGMaria Furlong serves as Directors of Schools and continues to be an active educator! She has been part of the Zion Preschool family for over 18 years and now serves as the Director of Schools. As she reports  “I am honored to be the two year old teacher and dedicated to making it the best first learning experience. I graduated from Gwynedd Mercy Collage with a bachelors degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education.  I am also a member of DVAEYC.  When I am not at school, I love playing with my sons, Domenico and Marcello.  I also enjoy family dinners and walks on the beach.  My favorite thing about preschool is reading out loud to the children.  Some of my favorite books are: Corduroy, Goodnight Moon, The Snowy Day and The Velveteen Rabbit. A favorite quote I have by Mr. Rogers is ‘Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning.’”