Brianna Hicks

Brianna Hicks

Miss Brianna

Lead Educator

Qualifications:

  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Senior First Aid and CPR
  • First Aid Management of Asthma and Anaphylaxis

My Inspiration:

Growing up, I had the pleasure to see first hand the efforts and wonder of children developing and how imaginative and pure children could be. Through this experience I was inspired to be a part of shaping their minds and to follow my mother’s footsteps to become a mentor and a role model for children.

 

My Interests:

Art, reading, horse riding, animals, photography, children, and music.

Statement of Philosophy

The first five years of a child’s life are the most important. This is when children develop mentally, emotionally and physically into the adults they could become. I believe that each child is an individual and as an Educator I value and develop each child’s strengths, interests, skills, abilities and knowledge to extend their learning. I believe that young children are master observers and are very concerned about themselves and the small world – comprising their family and home – in which they live.

Children need the assurance of being loved and cared for while they are enjoying an educational environment. Teaching children is my passion. Security and trust are also very important components of my relationship with each child.

I believe children learn through play, and through play I will provide opportunities for children to explore, discover, create and imagine.

I believe in cultural diversity and will celebrate the benefits of diversity with each child and enable them to understand and acknowledge differences.

I believe the environment plays a major role in the success of an early childhood education program. It should enhance the children’s interests in all developmental areas. I believe learning in an early childhood environment is done most successfully through areas that can be visited, explored and revisited again and again. When considering the environment, it should support the development of social skills, communication skills, physical abilities, and learning styles of the children in attendance.

I consider families a vital aspect of my program. Parents who are able to spend time in the classroom occasionally are more aware of the details of their child’s day. Observing what goes on first hand helps parents know what to ask the child at the end of the day, which will then continue to develop the child’s personality, social and communication skills at home, outside of the classroom.

At the end of the day, week, month and year, my goal – my joy – is that I see each child grow into people that are fulfilled and happy.