“Children are our greatest untapped resource.”
— The Dalai Lama
I became a childcare professional because of my experience of being a mom and working at a centre where my child attended. I realized my potential to exercise patience and also enjoyed engaging in activities with young children. Watching their curiosity as they explore their environment, I decided I wanted to aid in the development of young children.
I was fortunate to have been chosen for an Infant teacher position when an opening became available at St. Michael’s. At St. Michael’s my passion for working with young children grew. Though I enjoyed working with Infants I felt my personality was best suited working with Preschool children, I really appreciated their need to learn and need for autonomy, and strange as it sounds at the same time their need for dependency. I felt I had a lot to offer and was motivated to obtain a diploma in Early Childhood Education, which was made possible with the generous incentives offered by St. Michaels at the time.
Over the years the management team of St. Michael’s has upheld high standards and our philosophy of “Every child has the inherent right to develop to their full potential…” has become one of my own. My years of working with a team of caring professionals who held similar professional values as myself, as well as building a warm family atmosphere has sealed my commitment to the centre.
I get great joy each day observing the children’s different personalities and their unique abilities. I am proud that I can make a difference in a child’s life and that I can support their learning and overall development.
I enjoy many areas of programming; Sensory however would be my favourite activity as I feel it encourages language development, builds creativity and social skills.
As a parent myself, I too realize the importance of placing my child in an anti-bias environment which is loving and caring, supportive of my needs, provides optimal supervision, and will aid in the overall positive development of my child.
I have been working in the daycare field for 15 years as a Teacher’s Assistant and have been at St. Michaels for 9 years. Now I work full-time in the Infant Room. Growing up I always wanted to work with children and I have been fortunate enough to have the opportunity.
I grew up in the St. Clair neighbourhood and walked by St. Michaels all the time. I thought it looked like a nice place to be. One day I decided to check out the centre when I was looking for work – lucky for me they happened to be looking for a part-timer. I was hired to work in the Junior Preschool room as a part-timer and also had the opportunity to work with all age groups. I really enjoy working here. There is great teamwork and we all care about the daycare field and the children’s needs.
My favourite thing about working here is how easy going the staff and parents are and how we get along and care about the children. My favourite activity with the children is Art, because of how they express themselves through different types of art activities.
I would like to let parents who are looking for child care know that we are a loving, caring and nurturing centre. We work hard to attend to each individual child’s needs and we will do our best to make the children and parents feel welcome and a part of our St. Michael and All Angels Day Care family.
— coming soon