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Sunset Zoo hires preschool teacher

By The Mercury

Sunset Zoo hired Cassie Anderson as the lead teacher for the zoo’s new childcare program, Zoo Sprouts.

Anderson will oversee the development of this full-time, nature-based program that will begin in September.

“Cassie brings significant experience in early childhood education and a passion for nature-based programming,” said Jared Bixby, curator of education at Sunset Zoo. “Her professionalism will ensure Zoo Sprouts provides safe and inspiring learning for our community’s youth.”

Anderson comes to Zoo Sprouts from Kansas State University’s Center for Child Development, where she recently served as assistant director.

She began her career at K-State as an assistant preschool teacher, quickly advancing into a lead teacher role.

In her assistant director role at K-State, Anderson led the center’s successful effort for accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, among other administrative duties.

Enrollment for the program is open with a limited number of spots available for the Sept. 3 opening date.

Community members interested in the program can visit the Zoo Sprouts website or call Jared Bixby at (785) 587-2737.

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