Early Learning Champions 2018

Andrea Zoppo

Andrea   Zoppo Arizona
  • GPB
  • Little Ones Learning Center and Ladybug Events
  • Forest Park, Georgia

It is one thing to possess the gift of teaching; it is something else to possess the ability to empower children to confidently care for our world. Andrea Zoppo has both. As an educator at Little Ones Learning Center in Forest Park, Georgia, Andrea can be found sharing her culinary talents, practicing yoga to calm students, or eagerly leading the garden club. Having laid the foundation for the Farm-to-Early Care and Education programming at Little Ones, it is evident that Andrea has a passion for nature and the outdoors, but her passion doesn’t stop there. With over ten years of teaching experience, she is no ordinary educator, possessing the ability to make each and every child feel important and recognized. Not only does she have a unique ability to work with children, she also has a gift for sharing the magic of curriculum and lesson planning with colleagues. Andrea brings excellence in teaching, creativity to the classroom, and helps build a foundation of lifelong learning for her students.

PBS KIDS Character Connection:  Mr. Rogers because of the realness, compassion, and playfulness of his lessons. He helped Andrea better understand how to be loving and direct, patient and passionate.