ABOUT

Lee M. Drescher, Creator & Executive Producer of Treasure Time ®

 

Treasure-08515Lee M. Drescher developed the Treasure Time concept from a deep understanding of childhood learning processes gained from more than a decade of teaching and working with young children. During the late 1990s, she created and produced a series of more than twenty half-hour episodes of an educational program for children on the local cable access television channel in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Ms. Drescher holds a B.A. from Boston University and two Master’s Degrees; one in Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College, and another in School Libraries from Boston University.  She served on the Board of the Association for the Advancement of Educational Research (AAER) where she presented several papers on Media Education, and was VP of conference planning. Her creation of Treasure Time has allowed her to act as an advocate for the importance of the arts in the education and development of young minds. Ms. Drescher served as a Board member for Public Action for Arts & Education in Boston, and also served on the task force for Boston’s After-School for All Partnership.  She has produced after-school programs targeting culturally disadvantaged youth for The Citizen’s School in New Bedford and South Boston, MA. In February 2007 she received a Muse Award from Public Action for the Arts and Education.

Ms. Drescher belongs to the Massachusetts Library Association and is active with the Mass Cultural Council, as she continues to present living literacy programs at area libraries schools and daycare centers. She also offers staff training sessions which serve as educational models for local librarians and teachers. Ms. Drescher has recently participated in a seminar at Lesley University, and is active at Wheelock College in supporting children’s theatre and implementing new combined arts programs.

Additionally, Ms. Drescher founded The Treasure Time Storybook Theatre, which is a group of young actors who sing songs and put on plays about picture books, all which encourage audience participation and help to promote literacy and instill a love of books and the arts. Lee Drescher’s present effort and vision is geared towards promoting Treasure Time for national television and interactive applications for social media.

Working with toddlers and children under 2 years of age is a specialty, for which Lee Drescher has trained with “Music Together”. Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, first and second graders, and the adults who love them.

Ms. Drescher currently she serves eight Head Start Centers in Boston, Massachusetts.