What can I expect from the teachers?
Our teacher’s goals are to provide program excellence valuing flexibility, cooperation, creativity and motivation by:
- Capturing children’s natural curiosity
- Engaging children in their learning
- Accepting and celebrating the individuality of each child
- Encouraging children to love learning
- Building strong realtionships with each child and family
- Respecting the needs of each child and family
Working with children has always been a passion of mine. Going to University and getting my Early Childhood Educator Diploma, gave me a better foundation to build upon something I already knew. Children are smart, capable little beings. Curious about the world around them and full of great insight on how they view the world. The study of people in general is really fascinating to me. I am currently enrolled in University to get my Educational Assistant and Support Worker Certificate. I also work with SCACL on the Sunshine Coast, supporting people with disabilities. I have a son, Louis. He is 6 years old and loves to play baseball, go swimming and have play dates with friends. We are originally from Alberta but came for a visit to the Sunshine Coast, and decided we wanted to stay. We love the outdoors, the rain and the beach. My son went to preschool here and I’m so happy to be teaching at Jack and Jill.
Hello! My name is Susannah and I have been a resident of the Sunshine Coast full time since 2011. Prior to that, my partner and I bought our first home here in 2006 and spent our time split between Vancouver and Gibsons.
I have always been passionate about fostering connection and relationships with people; and working with young children was a natural fit for me. I studied at Capilano University in the Early Childhood Education Program where I completed my Certification in 2007. When I finished my program, I chose to spend some time getting to know the Coast better, and spent some time volunteering at Jack and Jill Preschool with Teacher Ann. I always knew I would want to send my own children to this preschool and have been proud to be a part of the Jack and Jill community for the four years as a parent and on the executive committee as President.
Before I settled permanently on the Coast, I used my time in Vancouver exploring different Early Childhood Learning centres for inspiration and to solidify my own personal teaching philosophy. I have worked in the Children ‘s Centre at Capilano University, as well as the Vancouver Waldorf School, and the Vancouver Child Study Centre Preschool where I had the opportunity to grow my experience as an educator, as well as working alongside many other amazing teachers who taught me to view children as competent, capable thinkers with a unique lens to observe and engage with the world.
I am committed to providing a nurturing environment for children and families to play, explore, learn and grow. Open communication and inclusivity within relationships and community are a foundation of my personal philosophy as well as integral in my teaching philosophy.
I love art, nature and literature and I look forward to sharing all of that with the children and families of Jack and Jill Preschool!
Bio coming soon…..