Educator Spotlight | Evelyn
Educator Spotlight | Evelyn
June 4, 2018 | Alexandra Louis
Blue Bell Academy Inc | Toronto, ON
HiMama is improving learning outcomes for children zero to five. We support early childhood education because the sector is the most challenging teaching environment.
Low wages, lack of professional development and long days; HiMama's aim is to ease childcare management and support early childhood professionals.
The HiMama team firmly believes that early childhood professionals deserve to be celebrated and that recognition is important. Our Educator Spotlight is one way we are shining a light on the important and undervalued work of childcare professionals.
"I have always loved working with children. When I began my studies, I really thrived and was excited to learn more about the early stages of development, such as cognitive, physical, social, emotional and communication, language and literacy. By finding ways and various strategies to support children with strengthening skills (of independence or basic skills) in play brings me so much happiness. Children are our future, why not help them be the best they can be! This is why I decided to work in early childhood education”.
Challenges in Early Education
The challenges Evelyn describes are familiar to many early childhood professionals. She reflected on three challenges that increase the daily difficulties present in early learning environments:
“Finding qualified, educated, and experienced staff who are passionate about their work”.
“Scheduling tours and meetings with families and staff that does not interfere with my personal time".
Keeping Staff and Families Happy
“I like to keep my staff and families happy at all times and sometimes I can find this a challenge, however I always make it work"!
What could be better?
"I do everything in my power to make the working environment and everything included the best. However, one thing I wish I could do is take more children on. Childcare is so high in demand, and our waitlist keeps growing, but we have no more spaces to fill".
“The children; They teach me new things everyday”!
"This is one thing that I can’t stress enough. Parent communication is of the upmost importance when working with children. By keeping home life and school life consistent and having those strong relationships, really helps with child development".
High Quality Child Care
"As a relatively new child care, all my time right now is focused on what my business partner and I just accomplished. By keeping a high quality childcare running with happy families and staff is a lot of work, but I love every moment! Currently I am happy with the role I am in and learning constantly, but who knows what the future will hold or what projects I may want to take on".
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