My love for children began when I was just a child myself and was known as “the pied piper of kids”. At the age of 10, I was already taking care of neighbors, friends, and families’ children alike. Starting as just a babysitter the ability to work with children in many different settings became a great passion for me. From working as a nanny and community pool lifeguard/ swim instructor, to camp counselor and nursery school teacher I’ve worked with children aged 0-12. Since then I have surrounded with people to help me better myself and broaden my range of care taking skills. After high school I attended classes at both Los Angeles Valley College and Santa Monica College in Child Development and psychology. While studying I began teaching fulltime at my first childcare facility and was introduced to the wonders of Waldorf education and Nature- Based Play. My deep personal love for the outdoors and all things organic and natural were rooted in Waldorf’s’ philosophy for early childhood. The principle of Waldorf ECE being that the child learns deeply through their hands, heart, and head. By taking that basic concept and many other philosophies I have created my own eclectic teaching style and am so blessed to be able to share my love and light with the Treehouse Tots Preschool family.
“I am struck by the fact that the more slowly trees grow at first, the sounder they are at the core, and I think that the same is true of human beings. We do not wish to see children precocious, making great strides in their early years like sprouts, producing a soft and perishable timber, but better if they expand slowly at first, as if contending with difficulties, and so are solidified and perfected. Such trees continue to expand with nearly equal rapidity to extreme old age.”
~Henry David Thoreau