Who am I? Primarily, I am an infant-toddler teacher but I do have experience with all ages.
What is my purpose? I want to share my experiences as a teacher with other teachers, and I want to share my knowledge and education with parents (first time parents, third time parents, sixth time parents alike).
Why a blog? I realized when I entered my BA program for Early Childhood Development, that most teachers were either educated OR experienced, and were seeking advice from their counterpart. While I will never be the most educated or the most experienced, I do know that I have both settings and have a lot to offer other teachers. As for parents, when I worked with Infant-Toddler, I realized that most parents were hungry for information, but often were afraid to ask questions until I brought up a topic. Maybe because of the constant judgement against parents by online presences and trolls alike, or because of their culture, or because of who they lived with, or because of experiences they had...Parents more often than not, seemed afraid to ask for support, or simply didn't know where to ask for support.
What will be in this blog? This blog will cover topics ranging from development to curriculum to discipline, for ages 0-5. This blog will mostly cover infant-toddler because that is my passion and experience, and I also realized that there is not much on the internet from a teachers perspective on infant-toddler caregiving. I am a passionate advocate for the professionalization and recognition of infant-toddler teachers as teachers. In this blog, I hope to show how that is true, and where the current recognitions lay.
What will be the atmosphere of this blog? My goal for this blog is to create a non-judgmental space for parents, teachers, pediatricians, psychologists, and other professionals working with children to read, discuss, and feel informed, whether you agree or not. I do not want to give the idea that I know everything because that would be 100% false. I am ever-learning, ever-growing, and want people to be able to come to this zone without judgement or fear of correction. This blog's goal is to inform and keep myself informed.
In this blog:
- We are Respectful
- We are Helpful
- We are Kind
- We are Friendly