Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Educators and Assistants are inspirational on many levels for me. The ability to shape and influence the developmental growth of an infant, toddler, preschooler, and/or kindergartener is a powerful role that requires a variety of skill sets. Patience, empathy, leadership, and creativity are just some of the essential ECE traits that I strive to attain daily. Not just professionally, but in my personal life as well.
It is for this reason that I chose to leave behind my career in advertising, and decided to pursue a more meaningful vocation. With a bachelor’s degree in design from OCAD University, and six years experience working in the creative field, I felt my artistic background could be helpful in encouraging childhood expression. Art and play are areas I cherish wholeheartedly.
In order to improve the developmental health of a young child, consideration should be given to the child’s physical, cognitive, emotional, and social well-being. This role of the educator requires responsibility, attention to detail and safety, supportive and personable interactions, and the implementation of an emergent curriculum. I believe that I possess the skills necessary, and as I continue to grow, can ultimately become an effective Early Childhood Educator for years to come.
References available upon request.
RELATED EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE:
Trust Child Care Inc. (Toronto, ON.) 2014.
Support Teacher (ECA)
• Developed and implemented emergent curriculum in Infant, Toddler, Preschool and KG rooms on a daily basis
Whys Learning (Vancouver, BC.) 2014
Contributing Writer (ECA)
• Wrote articles in relation to children's social development on a monthly basis. Researched and pitched environmentally friendly, visual arts curriculum to editor.
George Brown College, Toronto ON
Early Childhood Education (Honours) 2013-2015
• Field placement history: Faywood Arts Based School. TDSB. (KG) 2015
Queens Park Childcare Centre (Toddlers) 2014
Richmond Adelaide Childcare Centre (Infants) 2014
Casa Loma Childcare Centre (Jr. Preschool) 2013 Developmental Psychology, (Honours) 2013.
Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, Toronto, ON.
University of Toronto. Bridge to Business Executive Program, 2007.
OCAD University, Toronto ON
Bachelor of Design. Major in advertising. (Honours) 2007.
WORKSHOPS & CERTIFICATIONS
‘Kids Have Stress, Too’, Psychology Foundation of Canada (2014)
This program helps parents, caregivers and educators understand childhood stress and how to provide children with the tools to deal with stress effectively.
Good Beginnings Nutrition Project (2014)
This program incorporates principles of healthy eating, foundations for creating positive feeding environments and key regulations that impact the nutrition of children.
Food Handler’s Certificate (2013)
A Toronto Public Health course providing food handlers with the knowledge of safe food handling practices to prevent food-borne illness.
Child Abuse Workshop, Children’s AID Society (2014)
This workshop is designed to generate practical and action-oriented knowledge about child welfare in Ontario and covers such forms of abuse as: neglect, physical, emotional, and sexual.