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Sandy Avzaradel, School Readiness Coordinator, Irvine Unified School District

As the School Readiness Coordinator, I have the pleasure of visiting many preschools within the City of Irvine. The director, Hanaa, reached out to our program for services and staff development. I had the honor of working with her staff and today had the pleasure of observing one of the preschool classes. Upon entering the room, I saw all of the teachers and co-teachers interacting with the children at their level and asking questions to expand language and thinking. Behavior was maintained by the teacher simply engaging with her students and helping students problem solve. The learning buzz in the room was evident and everyone, teachers and students, were engaged and well adjusted. Transitions were seamless and everyone knew what to do. I was extremely impressed by the quality of learning in the classrooms. What a wonderful place to be!