I am committed to and enthusiastic about working with children and helping them reach their full potential. Throughout childhood, the one thing that I remember the most is loving to play with younger kids and this naturally developed into a role as caregiver. After high school I knew that working with children was my vocation. Throughout my studies at Vancouver Career College my passion continued to grow and now I feel ready to make a difference.
I strongly believe that young children learn best in a play based, child centered environment. While gaining my ECE license I was inspired by the various approaches and theories. In my eyes, the role of an educator is to give children the tools they can take on their journey of life and enable them to build their own bridge that helps them succeed and overcome any challenges they may encounter. I hope that myself, Miss Becky, the children and the parents of Bayview Treehouse can learn about our world together and grow alongside each other.
I also speak English, Mandarin and Cantonese fluently and Japanese conversationally.
I am a dedicated Early Childhood Educator assistant, having studied at the AMI Montessori Training Center in Vancouver and currently in the process of completing my ECE certification with Pacific Rim Institute. I have worked in both Reggio Emilio and Montessori preschool settings.
I have two daughters and know the joys of working with children, as well as their parents. I am influenced and most drawn to play-based as well as Reggio Emilia and Montessori inspired preschool settings. I understand the value in these philosophies and methods and feel there can be a lot gained in exploring innovative ways to facilitate children’s projects and expand on their ideas. Guiding children to learn in fun, creative ways while developing theme based activities based on their individual and collective interest is rewarding.
With our outdoor program we will have the opportunity to explore many of the natural settings around Vancouver and from here their imaginations can take flight while playing, building and creating eco-art! I look forward to endless learning with each child I encounter at the Bayview Treehouse Preschool and working with Alice.