Anna Philyaw was named assistant director of Monarch Preschool College Park, a new preschool affiliated with The Children’s Guild Alliance opening in College Park. Philyaw will assume the role of acting director when the school opens, while Director Kristin Taylor takes maternity leave.

Before joining the staff of Monarch Preschool College Park, Philyaw was the lead teacher and program administrator at the Goddard School in Bowie, Maryland, a position she held since 2016. Philyaw planned and implemented activities for preschool children, administered educational programs and evaluated student progress at the Goddard School.

Other positions she has held include teaching English at Jianghan University in Wuhan, China, and managing summer camp programs at the Tennis Center at College Park.

Philyaw earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowie State University with a major in fine and performing arts. She has been attending Howard Community College to earn certifications in early childhood education, infant-preschool, child administration and school age curriculum. She holds a Child Development Associate Credential from Focus on Education.

Monarch Preschool College Park, an affiliate member of The Children’s Guild Alliance, a nonprofit organization serving children, families and child-serving organizations, offers a year-round full-day preschool program serving 120 children ages 3 to 5. Monarch Preschool College Park provides project-based learning in an enriched environment with convenient hours, flexible schedules and an open-door policy to collaborate with families. (

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