McLaughlin is new Kids’ Korner director

New Kids' Korner director Hannah McLaughlin and her children Lucas, age 5; Emry, age 3; and Bode, 10 months.

Hannah McLaughlin started working as Director for Kids’ Korner on Oct. 21, but she already has big plans for the childcare program.

                “If I’m dreaming big- and why not dream big-I’m thinking ‘How could Kids’ Korner be like the Disneyland for kids in Clarion?’ How can we keep things exciting, which is pretty easy when you’re working with kids?” McLaughlin said.  “When kids get bored, that’s when we have behavior problems.”

                Originally from New Sharon, Ia, McLaughlin learned that she enjoyed working with young kids while volunteering from high school

                “Some of my high school time I spent volunteering in an early childhood classroom, and my mom said ‘This (teacher) reminds me so much with you.’ And once I got to working with her, that made sense and it fit,” McLaughlin said.

                After getting her early childhood education degree from Central College moved around teaching, finally ending up in Aurora, Colo. McLaughlin has taught preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and English as a Second Language. 

Read the full article in the Oct. 31 edition of the WCM.