My experience is as an Early Childhood Educator. I taught for 14 years in Montessori schools in both California and Colorado in a both primary and kindergarten classrooms. I participated in numerous educational programs, conferences and trainings throughout my time as an educator. I also worked at a school for Gifted and Talented children. I also taught for many years an art class as a certified MonArt instructor - a way of teaching a more step-by-step and directional approach for young children to drawing and painting. I aided various student teachers while they were interned in my classrooms and as they worked towards getting their certification as Montessori teachers.
Teaching all of the academic disciplines (language arts, math, social studies and science) I like to create beautiful materials that are pleasing to a child's eye. Art uses all the senses and provides a hands-on approach to learning and developing personal awareness and expression of the entire personality. I believe in incorporating art into all the academic subjects sparks a child's imagination for all things about the world. As a teacher I have always provided children with beautiful materials to manipulate and create with their own hands, to stimulate their minds and imaginations through art.
Early Childhood NCME Degree in Montessori Education Certified as a Monart Instructor BA from The University of Missouri in English and Creative Writing
University of Missouri-Columbia BA in English with an Emphasis in Creative Writing 1994 NCME National Center for Montessori Education Early Childhood Educator Certificate 1998
I have lived and taught as an Early Childhood Educator in California and Colorado. I am now currently living in Budapest, Hungary creating my own website and portal for parents and teachers involved in Early Childhood Education. I worked for 14 years as a Montessori Teacher, I worked at a Gifted and Talented School, I attended many lectures, seminars and workshops over my years teaching and taught Montessori interns working towards their Montessori Certifications. I work also as a freelance writer for a media/marketing company, I have a Early Childhood blog as well as my own website, www.littlelearner.com. Thank you for your support and interest, please feel free to send me feedback on my materials or on any questions you may have. I welcome your contact any time. Thank you!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Geometry, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Biology, Earth Sciences, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World Language, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Vocal Music, Special Education, Drama, Other (Specialty), Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Classroom Management, School Counseling, General Science, Writing, Asian Studies, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Easter, Spring, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, Summer, Informational Text, Occupational Therapy, Handwriting, Early Intervention, Phonics