I am Ms Wani the Principal for Ubi centre and this is my very first time blogging after a very very very long time. So please bear with me as I try to figure out how to make this post fun and interesting for all to read!
Just to share a little background of myself, I have been in the childcare industry for slightly over 10 years now. My journey in the Early Childhood line was bittersweet as there were so many interesting and challenging experience that I had to grow through to be where I am today! Well it has always been my childhood dream to be an Early childhood teacher since I was 7! Yes, and I am very proud and happy to be achieving my dreams. Many questioned me on why an Early childhood teacher, why not a primary school teacher or just any kind of teacher. Why I specifically wanted to be an Early Childhood teacher?
The reasons are different my parents put me in childcare when I was younger and I had a very blessed childhood in my Kindergarten with very good teachers.
They were my role models, and maybe that was why since young I knew that I wanted to be an Early childhood teacher. Personally I feel that learning starts young and other than education alone, values such as compassion, caring, sharing, empathy starts from young. If we do not instill this values in children when they are younger it will be tougher for them to understand these values as they grow and it was also one of the main reason why I wanted to be an early childhood teacher; to nurture and change children mindset filled with values that they can grow up with and be successful in their growing years.
Well and of course another cliche reason why I want to be an early childhood teacher is because I love children! I have 2 younger siblings and well being the elder sister caring for my younger sibling it also had changed me in a way to learn to care and share since young. Well there are always sibling rivalry when I was growing up with them but I end up losing because I had to be the more sensible one but at the end of the day I still love my younger siblings dearly.
And my love for being around children interacting with them, sometimes even till now these children are my teachers. Every child is different and how we communicate and interact with them is also different from each and every child. The saying “It takes a village to raise a child” is so true to me as nurturing, educating and loving these children under my care with the teachers and parents are what makes children develop and mature better because they understand that learning will not just takes place in school but everywhere be it at home, at the shopping mall or even a trip to the supermarket.
Throughout my 10 years in this industry, I love seeing children blossom on at their own pace, the child who had problems writing and suddenly one fine day he/she writes their name and shows it to you with a big smile is one of the best and simplest happiest and achievement that I is just too special of a moment to describe in words. When a child who comes to school all quiet, very shy one day is able to come out in front of the class to read a story to his/her classmate is the proudest achievement that they can have especially when teachers praise them and motivate them to do better.
And with that I shall end this post.
Thank you for taking time to read this post!