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POSTED: September 19, 2012 10:40 a.m.
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Village on the Hill Learning Center’s new director Ashlyn Borden, right, sits with children in Tricia Johnson’s, left, class during circle time while the students discuss colors and seasons.

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A little more than three weeks has passed since the Village on the Hill Learning Center Director Ashlyn Borden took the reins, and so far she says she is enjoying every minute of it.
“It’s been a little hectic and chaotic, but it’s all a learning experience,” she said. “I’m excited beyond anything I could have imagined.”
Village on the Hill, on Highway 17 near Harris Trail Road, is a childcare center that offers specialized learning programs for ages 1-4. The center also offers summer camp programs for school-aged children.
Borden, who has more than five years experience in the childcare field, was the lead preschool teacher at the center before being approached about the director position.
“I’ve dreamt of one day becoming a director and eventually owning my own center,” she said.
Borden has experience in all areas of the childcare field from teaching responsibilities to administrative duties to managerial tasks and more.
“I’m not a stranger to hard work, and even some days now I have to step out of the office and go in the classroom. But I like it because I get to be in there with the kids,” she said. “I talk to them like little adults. I don’t really like talking to them like they’re babies — even though we might not always be able to understand them, they have a lot to say.”

Read more in the Sept. 19 edition of the News.

 

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