Education is a lifelong process of transformation, and good educators are both continual and active learners and instillers of that love of learning and of change in their students.
I have worked in the field of education for over 15 years and I can honestly say that every year has brought something different. Each year offers new opportunities to experience and learn. Birth to age 6 is a period of rapid growth and development unlike any other period in a child’s life and to be able to observe children as they move through the various developmental stages is magical.
Walking through the gates of Kidz Village is always a joy, and I feel privileged to be a part of such a special community. I truly feel like I have the best job in the world!
I believe that for children the gateway to all learning is hugely through their senses during their early years of discovery and learning and that play brings learning to life. My role as a teacher is to nurture and assist their discovery.
Education has always been an important part of my life and the way I view the world with lessons all around me. Working in early years education has become such a large part of my own educational journey as children are incredibly curious and interested in the world around them. It is amazing getting to witness students explore our natural environment here at Kidz Village and question the world around them. As student’s gain interest in different aspects of the environment such as insects, leaves, cars, plants, animals, etc., Teachers are able to adapt our lessons to better meet the individual interests of our young learners. I find it extremely rewarding to have the opportunity to guide students through the learning process!
Being a teacher is a gratifying experience. You always bring an open mind, positive attitude, and high expectations to the classroom. What you tend to forget is your students bring the same, and not only do they learn from you, you learn from them too. Working as an early childhood educator, you automatically get to nourish your inner child, be a nurturer and creativity automatically abounds.
Discovering, exploring and learning with nature is especially important to me when teaching. I am convinced that our immediate environment offers the best learning opportunities for children. As a teacher, I try to promote curiosity, engagement, as well as independent and innovative skills in the students and try to combine indoor and outdoor activities as much as possible.