Last Back to School Day

Last Back to School Day

Hello! Yesterday was my last back to school day, ever. After having a relaxing break, I was dreading the sight of my backpack. Every time I looked at it I was reminded of having to drag myself out of bed…

NAEYC Conference: An Amazing Experience

NAEYC Conference: An Amazing Experience

As they would say in Atlanta: Hey y’all! Yes, last week I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Atlanta, Georgia for the annual National Association for Young Children conference/expo. I received the Volpe Family Scholarship which entitles an all-expenses…

Commercial Holidays in Child Care

Commercial Holidays in Child Care

Halloween is coming! I love the holiday personally because I love being scared. Haunted houses and things that jump out at me? Love it! But this enjoyment for the holiday needs to be kept to my personal life and not…

Field Placement Week

Field Placement Week

This week was my first week of my third field placement. I am placed in a 100 Voices program and really enjoyed my first week out. The only downside to this week was the cold weather that decided to pop…

In a bad mood? Work with kids.

In a bad mood? Work with kids.

This week I was back for two days at the Child Care Centre for a few hours after classes and will be back next week as well. After an emotionally challenging class in my Family & Community Issues course, working…

I Found my Quiet Place

I Found my Quiet Place

Hello! I’m starting to feel the pressures of second year now. Assignments are starting to creep up on me and papers are rolling in, but I’m still making it! Just when the stress was starting to hit its peak, my…

Commence Student Mode!

Commence Student Mode!

This is my first blog post as a student! I’m proud to say that I’m now enrolled in my second year of Early Learning and Child Care. The semester has started off with more theory-based learning and understanding the meaning…

Anna's Last Day at the Centre

Anna’s Last Day at the Centre

Sadly, today was my last day at the centre for the summer. While it was extremely sad for me to say goodbye to the children and families, I managed to contain my emotions. I know that I will visit the…

Exploring Art with Children

Exploring Art with Children

This week I worked two days at the Child Care Centre, and today proved to be an exciting one. I accompanied the children and staff from the Koala Room to the Fine Arts Building at the University of Alberta to…

I Love Working With Children

I Love Working With Children

I can’t believe how much of an impact I’ve had on the children at the centre. Because I am a casual staff, I was not scheduled last week. On Monday morning when I came back, I was greeted with many…