Degrees and Certifications:
Hello, my name is Erica Driver. I was born and raised in Middlesex, North Carolina. This summer I got engaged to my best friend and I will be getting married October 21, 2023. I am a dog mom to two sweet Golden Retriever pups Finley Cane and Piper Mae. I am also an aunt to the two cutest nephews ever (Walker and Deckard). In my free time I enjoy traveling to new places, playing volleyball, and cheering on the Carolina Hurricanes, Denver Broncos (yes, I am a Russell Wilson Fan) and the NC State Wolfpack!! My passion for Child Development started at a young age due to having many teachers in my family. My grandma was my biggest role model growing up. She was a teacher for 35 years and seeing the relationships she had with her students only made me want to be just like her. I, myself, attended CHES and some of my former teachers are still here, which I think is such a cool atmosphere to be in and to learn from them. I graduated from Corinth Holders High School in 2013, making me the first graduating class. After high school, I went to Johnston Community College where I obtained an Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education. After 3 years at JCC, I knew I wanted to continue my education. I went to Meredith College and obtained my Bachelor's degree in Child Development. Last year I obtained my Birth-Kindergarten licensure at Campbell University.
Mrs. Jodi & Ms. Erica Classroom Schedule
For safety purposes schedule will be:
Unload in the bus parking lot
CAR RIDERS ONLY
Drop-off in carpool lane
Pick-up at Cafeteria Door
8:25 - 8:55
Arrival: After children arrive, put away belongings, go to the bathroom and wash their hands, they begin the day by choosing where to play.
Free Choice: Children select a center of interest and freely move from center to center. As children engage in free play, teachers observe and interact with children to extend their play and learning. Free choice time is also used for planned activities that relate to the study topic and/ or children’s present skill levels on the continuum, with emphasis placed on expanding each child’s level of learning.
8:55 - 9:05
Morning Meeting: Children are welcomed to the group with opening music. After everyone had arrived, activities included: Welcome songs, greeting songs, and “We Wish You Well.”
9:05 - 9:20
Breakfast: While children eat, they engage in conversation about the day’s events, the meal itself, and other topics of interest to the children. Children dispose of their plates when they are finished.
9:25 - 9:40
Circle Time: After breakfast, a movement song will be played. Once everyone has arrived, back to the carpet, activities begin, including a book, calendar, schedule, weather and discussion of activities for the day.
9:40 - 11:40
Free Choice/Discovery Time: Read above under Free Choice
11:40 - 12:10
Outdoor/Gross Motor Play: Children interact with each other, surroundings, and materials provided to extend growth and learning and learning in the outdoor environment. Teachers observe and interact with children as they explore and play, encouraging creativity and extending learning.
12:10 - 12:45
Lunch: While children eat, they engage in conversation about the day’s events, the meal itself, and other topics of interest to the children. Children dispose of their plates when they are finished.
12:45 - 2:15
Rest Time: Children settle down with a book and rest their bodies. Children who are not asleep after a short period of rest will be offered rest time material/books or quiet toys.
2:15 - 2:35
Clean Up/Snack: Children may choose to have a snack at any time during this time period.
2:35 - 2:45
Circle Time/Story Time: See above under circle time. Story time is to help children interact with books and develop early literacy skills.
2:45 - 3:15
Outside/Gross Motor Play: Read above under outside
3:15 - 3:45
Free Choice: Read above under Free Choice
Dismissal: Children will pack up their book bags and get ready for dismissal. Students will dismiss safely following safe dismissal procedures to cars and school buses
At the November Regular Session Board of Education meeting, the Board voted unanimously to improve safety and security in Johnston County Public Schools by implementing state-of-the-art security systems in each of the district’s schools.
We hope that you and your student have already noticed some of the exciting new food and meal opportunities we are offering in our cafeterias this school year. Our new options will include more fresh produce, vegetarian options, and opportunities for students to customize their meal choice. These new offerings will be available at both breakfast and lunch.