The innocent smiles and candid questions of children are a big part of the reason I committed my professional life to early childhood education. In the past few years, in order to affirm my professionalism, I have been constantly innovating and actively accepting new challenges. Providing an enjoyable and suitable learning environment in which the children may grow is not something that can be achieved by just one individual. I am fortunate to work with a group of professionals endowed with a rich sense of responsibility, and together we strive to create a safe and happy interactive learning environment for the children.
The pre-school stage of the child’s learning journey is an important cornerstone in the development of their lifelong love of learning. Children learn from playing, constructing meaning and understanding from hands on inquiry, and making connections to the reality of their world.
I believe that all children can succeed given the right motivation and support from those around them, especially educators. To truly help children reach their full potential, child-centric learning is key, where students are given ownership for their learning and development; creating programmes of inquiry centred on their own interests. Another important factor is that it is inherently important that children are able to embrace their own, and other, cultures within a school setting. This creates a stronger sense of belonging and gives the children more concrete ideas about their sense of identity.