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 a play-based curriculum. I believe that I can acquire the skills necessary, and if mentored appropriately, can ultimately become an effective Early Childhood Educator for years to come.
References available upon request.
George Brown College, Toronto ON
Early Childhood Education, (Honours), 2013-2014.
Developmental Psychology, (Honours) 2013.
University of Toronto, Toronto ON
School of Continued Studies: Marketing Management, 2011. Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, Toronto, ON Bridge to Business Executive Program, 2007.
OCAD University, Toronto ON
Bachelor of Design, (Major in Advertising) 2003-2007.
Little Feet Little Faces Preschool of the Arts, Toronto ON
Supply Teacher, 2013.
AWARDS & CERTIFICATIONS:
Good Beginnings Nutrition Project
This program incorporates principles of healthy eating, foundations for creating positive feeding environments and key regulations that impact the nutrition of children. (2014)
Food Handler’s Certificate
A Toronto Public Health course providing food handlers with the knowledge of safe food handling practices to prevent food-borne illness. (2013)