Melissa Weaver

Program Director for the Gulf Coast Center for Child Development



23 years experience working with children from 6 weeks to age 5.


Instructional courses taught at USM Gulf Park Campus:

CD-455 Supervised Practicum


CD-452 Methods and Materials


Member of:  MsECA, NAFCC, NAEYC


Philosophy of Educating Young Children:  Children develop and establish brain functions throughout their early years.  Teachers must create and utilize a learning environment that scaffolds children through their developmental milestones.  A learning environment that focuses on developing the whole child is essential and necessary.