Janice Haywood

Janice Haywood

Head Teacher, Playroom

Contact Janice: janiceh@blueskies4children.org

Contact the Playroom:


The Playroom

The Playroom experience is the start of the child’s preschool experience at Blueskies for Children.  In all of the preschool children have free access to their classroom yard, porch, bathroom and classroom, throughout the day. All the preschool age children are offered fun age appropriate learning opportunities as they play with others and explore on their own. In all classroom the children explore a variety of activities as their attention span and problem solving and budding social skills increased along with their growing interest in getting along with others. The teacher guides constructive language and skill development in every area of the play curriculum.

In The Classroom

In the Playroom classroom there is a focus on:

  • Independence, (learning to share their teacher with the other children)
  • Learning to manage their body (toilet training, napping, self-serve lunch)
  • Learning to manage rules and social structure to support budding friendships

Room Parent(s)

Tam Bui (interim), Shira Levine (interim): prparents@blueskies4children.org

Your room parent is here to help you transition into the school, make connections with other families in your class. Have a question for your room parent? Send an email.


Mimi Segalini, Master Teacher

Mimi Segalini, Master Teacher

Mimi has been at BlueSkies since 1986. She has completed 26 units in Early Childhood Education, and was previously working in the Todds before moving into the Playroom in November 2012. She has two daughters who both graduated from BlueSkies.

Shardae Jordan, Assistant Teacher

Shardae Jordan, Assistant Teacher

Sharde joined BlueSkies in 2016, and came to us with over 3 years’ experience working with young children.  She has over 20 Early Childhood Education units and is currently pursuing her BA.