I’ve always known what I wanted to do when I grew up and decades later, nothing has changed. Except maybe the depth of delight in what I do.
My career started when I was 8. Babysitting.
Hanging out with kids was ‘me’. Playing, learning and working with children was a natural fit. Over the years my credentials grew from neighbourhood ‘sitter to daycare worker, from Childhood Educator to Parent (revered position!), from Victim Services Worker to Bachelor of Professional Arts in Human Services and most recently a certified professional Life Coach, credentialed by the International Coach Federation.
I have not stopped growing, nor has my commitment to make a difference in the lives of children, families and my community. As a childcare professional, educator, mother and coach my game plan embraces the health and well-being for children – of all ages.
“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to play like a child.”
~Dr. Seuss / Maureen Caley-Verdonk
Believing that children have made a difference in my life strengthens my resolve to support Early Childhood Educators. Aligning my values to the vision of the ECEBC, “To influence society to value children and childhood and to respect the professionals who care for and educate children.”
Not everyone plays nicely in the sandbox and it can be frustrating and stressful when we are faced with:
- Challenging behaviours from children and adults
- Conflicting perspectives in the workplace
- Maintaining balance between work, continuing education and personal lives
You are not alone.
The fellowship of sharing lightens the load and gratitude brightens the road…I appreciate you.
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