- B.S. Early Childhood Education; B.S. Elementary Education; UCLC Teacher since 2018
- My purpose as an early childhood educator is to provide children a safe, nurturing, and consistent environment that allows children to grow and thrive. I believe in providing children opportunities to interact with peers and explore the world around them. I strive to foster each child’s curiosity, creativity, and independence. My goal is to build strong relationships with children, parents and co-workers.
This classroom currently has an open teacher position. It will be filled with student workers until a teacher is hired.The Red Family is comprised of 10 children ages 18 months to approximately 3 years old. They transition from the Red Family to a Preschool Family when they are developmentally ready (determined by parents and teachers together) and there is space available.
Children of this age are seeking independence, therefore the Learning Center encourages it whenever possible. Cubbies, shelves and chairs are sized for their growing and developing bodies. They are able to hang up their coat, put away their nap items and get toys on their own.
The toys are open and allow for them to make independent choices. Teachers will put purposefully planned activities on the tables or maybe on the carpet but other toys are also available for their use through the day.
Books are always available to the toddlers. The Learning Center believes that exposure to books and having someone to read them is critically important.