Marcy Behringer

Marcy Behringer, Kindergarten Teacher and Site Director at Children's World
Marcy Behringer

Marcy has been with Children’s World for fourteen years. She has served as the Head Teacher in the Preschool and in the Kindergarten classroom. She also has worked in the afternoon program and at the summer programs at the Garfield and Beach Street sites. For several years at Children’s World, Marcy was responsible for three periods a week of Spanish instruction within the classroom setting. Marcy also implemented an afternoon Spanish program for children twice weekly for two years that combined art experiences with Spanish games and songs. Currently, Marcy is the Beach Street Site Co-Director, the Site Director of the Main Street Toddler Site and Co-owner of Children’s World.

Before coming to Children’s World Marcy worked in a multi-cultural setting at La Casa Feliz at the New Mexico School for the Deaf in Santa Fe, NM for five years. There she was Head Teacher for full-inclusion classrooms where she served children who were deaf, autistic or who had Down’s syndrome or other special emotional or physical needs. She developed and taught curriculum as a lead teacher for three-four and five-six year old classrooms and lead staff development meetings on a weekly basis. She also directed, organized and facilitated daily art programs for children two through seven, ordered art materials for four classrooms and planned art projects, events and weekly art experiences.

Before entering the field of Early Childhood Education Marcy was a stay-at- home mother of four girls. During this time she owned and operated a flower farm in Dixon, NM for ten years with 1500 perennials for drying. She was a member of the Dixon Arts Association and a participant in the Dixon Studio tour (1983-1988) and a member of the Santa Fe Area Farmer’s Market (1983-1990). She also developed and facilitated all-day, hands-on folk art experiences for young children at the International Museum of Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM.

Marcy has her BA in Art with a minor in Early Childhood Education. She attended Boston University School of Fine Arts, Boston, MA , The Instituto Allende, Gto., Mexico and Northern New Mexico University. She received her New Mexico Teaching License for Early Childhood and Elementary Education, which was reciprocated by the State of Oregon. Marcy received her Child Development Associate Credential from the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition, Washington, D.C. in 1966.Professional development and training includes:

  • Montessori Peace Education Workshop, Presenter: Judi Bauerlin, AMS recipient of the Living Legacy Award, October, 2009
  • Annual OAEYC National Conference, Portland, OR, 2009
  • Center for Children’s Learning of the Portland Children’s Museum: Dialog with Lella Gandini and Tour of Three ECE Centers, April, 2009
  • American Montessori Society National Annual Conference, “Educating for Peace”, New Orleans, LA., five day conference, March, 2009
  • Montessori Math Training, Presenter: Heidi Monjure, February, 2009
  • Montessori Philosophy Workshop, Presenter: Heidi Monjure, September 2008
  • Early Childhood Brain Development Workshop, Presenter: Karen Borstin, April, 2008
  • OAEYC (Oregon Association for the Education of Young Children) Winter Conference, March 2008
  • OAEYC (Oregon Association for the Education of Young Children) workshop: “A Taste of Bev Boos”, February 2008
  • Oregon Child Care Health & Safety: Healthy Growth & Development presented by Oregon Child Care Resource and Referral Network, November, 2006
  • Winter Conference: Jackson County Chapter of the Oregon Association for the Education of Young Children, Ashland, OR, 2001, 2004
  • MAS ALLA DE MIS OJOS, The Workshop en colaboracion con Reggio Children, week-long workshop, Amelia Gambetti and Lella Gandini from Reggio Emilia, Italy presenting, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, 2003
  • Harvard Graduate School of Education, The Project Zero Classroom 2003: Views on Understanding, 39.5 classroom hours of instruction, Educational Co-chair: Howard Gardener, Cambridge, MA
  • O.A.E.Y.C. Early Childhood Conference, Tualatin, OR, 2003
  • Amerispan Unlimited, Bridge Between Cultures, Month-long Intensive Spanish Language School and Homestay Program, Guanajuato Language Program, Gto., Mexico and Morelia Language Program, Morelia, Mich., Mexico, 2002
  • Certificate of Training, SOWAC Business Training and Lending Center, For Successful Completion of Marketing Roundtable, Medford, OR, 2002
  • American Montessori Society National Conference, Keynote Speaker: Mr. Fred Rodgers, New York City, NY, 1999
  • Member, Partners in Change, (P.I.C.)Las Vegas Local Advisory Group, Children, Youth and Families Department of New Mexico
  • 6th Annual Networking for the 90’s Conference, It Takes a Village *Talking and Sharing* To Raise a Child, Luna Vocational Technical Institute Child Care Resource, Referral & Training Project, Las Vegas, NM, 1996
  • Certificate of Merit, Northern New Mexico University/Early Childhood Education Department, for significant contribution to the “Week of the Young Child” carnival, 1996
  • Certificate, New Mexico School for the Deaf, 13 weeks, American Sign Language Course, 1995
  • Santa Fe A.E.Y.C. Training Workshops
  • The Hundred Languages of Children Workshop, Reggio Emilia Approach, George Forman presenting, 1994
  • Childcare Professional Training Workshop, International Center for Successful Living, 1994
  • Certificate of Continuing Education: Leadership and Supervisory Skills for Women, National Businesswomen’s Leadership Association, 1994
  • Certificate of Training: Curriculum/ Materials and Activities Workshop, Community Development Institute, Santa Fe, NM, 1994 and Certificate of Training: Reggio Emilia Approach, 1995
  • Workshops on: Anti-bias curriculum, Code of Ethics, Art for Children, 1994, La Casa Feliz, Santa Fe, NM, 1994