To be a teacher or a dancer was my ambition as I was growing up. I chanced upon early childhood in early 2002. Starting with no experience, I found my interest and passion working with the children. This inspired me to learn about early childhood. I began taking up courses related to the field to strengthen my knowledge. I completed my CPT, DPT, DPL & Degree in Early Childhood Education as I was teaching. During this journey, I have had the opportunity to work in centres that have offered different approaches to learning.
An approach that is mixed with play, hands on and inquiry is ideal for children at a very young age. This allows children to build their self confidence, learn basics of academics as well as self help skills which is very much needed as they enter their primary school years.
I eventually was offered the opportunity to lead a team and thoroughly enjoy it. I strongly believe that young children should be provided positive experiences from small to build a strong foundation for them in the later years. The preschool teachers who work with young children are equally important people. They have the ability to mold the young children providing them with positive experiences.
Children should be allowed to make mistakes, get messy and engage in discussions with their peers and adults.