MONICA VANLANDINGHAM | DIRECTOR
Monica holds a BA in Elementary and Early Childhood education from The University of Wyoming. She has owned and operated Make A Mess Preschool since 1995 and has been working in early childhood education since 1985.
WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT US
My son got to socialize with other kids and learn age-appropriate skills in an environment that was fun, and safe, and loving. He was excited and eager to go to preschool every day. Mrs. Monica is so good at really knowing each and every one of her kids. She knows their strengths and weaknesses and how to motivate them and teach them and loves on them each just the way they need it.
Mrs.Monica is a gift to any child’s early education. She is patient, compassionate, and very hands on. She treats my children like her own and they adore her! I would highly recommend Make A Mess Make Believe to any parent considering preschool.
I absolutely adore hearing my 3-yr-old son talk about things he’s learned at Make A Mess! From “lion days” (weather) to “foods that are good for his tummy” to bible stories, it is obvious he loves his time there and is learning so much. Plus, as a working mom who doesn’t get many chances to visit the preschool, I greatly appreciate Monica’s extra time and effort to communicate directly with me.
Our kids have been with Make A Mess for 3 years, both kids have loved it and always want to go. She is kind and loving with the kids, but also has structure so the kids know the rules and what is/is not appropriate. She prepares them with the skills they need to know before entering kindergarten, but recognizes the importance of play in learning.
We have been so pleased with our child’s first year at Make A Mess! We most appreciate the focus on kindness, respect, patriotism, and learning about Jesus. Preschool days are looked forward to with excitement and I’ve noticed the increased interest he has in learning and trying new things. Miss Monica is a great teacher and we are excited to have another year with her to prepare for kindergarten!
Make a Mess has been everything we were looking for in a preschool and more! Our child has grown so much and always looks forward to going to school.
Recognized in 2009 for providing outstanding quality childcare in Wyoming by the Sixtieth Legislature and Wyoming PBS: A Place of Our Own.