My name is Tory Matthews I am the administrator at Beach Babies Rehoboth location. I have over 21 years of experience in the Early Care and Education field. I have two Associate Degrees in Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Development and Office Systems Technology; three diplomas in Early Childhood Studies, Clerical Studies, and Word Processing Studies; six credentials in Early Childhood Administration, Infant-Toddler, Family Child Care, Preschool, Curriculum and Assessment, and Inclusion.
I am a native of Seaford, DE, where I currently reside. I enjoy being with my family and spend most of my time being very active in my church where I’m a part of the ministerial staff and the church administrator.
I believe the most important aspect of a child’s development is learning through play. Developmentally appropriate practices should be implemented in all daily routines while providing active involvement, meaningful experimentation, and positive reinforcement. Most importantly every child should engage in good old fashion wholesome fun!
I am a wife and mother of three sons. I began my journey in early childhood education as a teenager. After earning my bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education Birth to Second grade, I was ready to work outside the classroom. I have worked for Beach Babies Rehoboth since 2015. As the administrator, I plan to provide a nurturing and child- initiated play base environment. I want parents to feel confident when they choose to be part of our school family. A quote I like to share with parents is, “Connecting homes and school makes us a great community of learners – unknown”