As an Educator I respect each child as an individual as well as part of a group. I will do everything I can to help children gain their sense of belonging while I provide a warm, nurturing, healthy, safe, and happy environment. I will provide opportunities for children to explore, discover, create, and imagine. I will always aim to provide constant comfort and support and work with the individual child to build a trusting secure relationship, showing them, they are safe, secure, supported and cared for while in my care. Security and trust are very important components as well of my relationship with each child. Children need the assurance of being loved and cared for while they are enjoying an educational environment.
I acknowledge, respect, and extend on each child’s strengths, interest, skills, and abilities while focusing on their developmental areas and teaching them to explore, imagine and create.
I am a strong believer in children learning through play and exploration, linking with Piaget’s theories, believing that children need to be able to see, touch, taste, smell, move and hear the things they are learning about. This is called “concrete learning”.
Teaching and caring for children is my passion and it is a blessing to be able to watch children learn and grow daily while thriving in an educational environment.
In planning my program, I will strive for a developmentally appropriate, child centred atmosphere where children can master new challenges through activities and topics meaningful to them while they build their self-esteem as they develop and learn.