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 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.
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)