The Peninsula Preschool announced that Jill Harkaway has been hired as teacher/director for the school. For more than 15 years Harkaway has taught three- to six-year-old children in Montessori schools in Illinois. She has also trained as an early childhood music specialist using music and movement to introduce music theory to young children. “I have developed an incredible respect for each child as an individual along with a belief that every child possesses a special gift waiting to bloom,” she said. “The Peninsula Preschool has impressed me as a warm, inviting school and I am thrilled to be joining the staff. I love the three-year-old’s delight in discovery and the four-year-old’s commitment to learning. Seeing the world through their eyes keeps me connected to wonder in the world. I feel very fortunate to be part of this incredible school.” Peninsula Preschool, a 501(c)(3) located in Ephraim, was established in 1983 and provides preschool programming for children ages three to five years old. Peninsula Preschool is a school that provides a safe and loving environment where children are free to play and learn. Children are encouraged to think independently, pursue their natural curiosities, and embrace their abilities. For more information visit peninsulapreschool.weebly.com.