Hello Blogging world!
I have been reluctant to really commit to blogging about early childhood education as I felt I had nothing to say that anyone would care to take an interest in – until now.
So here are my credentials as I begin this new experience:
I have an AA in Social/Behavioral Science, BS in Management, 2 ECE permits from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, 1000′s of hours of professional growth experience/conference attending, PITC trained.
I am a: (no particular order)
mom for 23 (24 if in utero counts) years,mentor, fully-qualified teacher/site supervisor by California standards, trainer.
I have worked:
In traditional preschool classrooms
Play-based preschool environments. (The world is the classroom)
Elementary classrooms (parent volunteer)
After school programs for both profit and non-profit organizations
Assistant Director for Corporate child care centers
In non-traditional settings, including drop-in, faith-based programs, title I and title V.
As a director in an infant-toddler program
A program director for the YMCA
As a girl scout leader
Home school educator/coordinator
Umpire for ASA and Bobby Sox Softball
….the list could go on and on…..
Bottom Line – I have had a long and diverse career in working with kids and their families. I like working with and for kids. I have seen fads in education come and go. I am ready to discuss, educate, teach, advocate those who are willing to be open minded and ready to move education forward in ways that may seem backward to some, but fascinating to others –