In early childhood care and education, teachers have the privilege of educating but also continuing to nurture children in their first years. Children learn more in the first five years of their lives than they do at any other time, and dedicated teachers are the individuals that help mold these experiences!
It is important for children in daycare and childcare programs to feel as safe as they do at home. Are you driven by sharing knowledge and inspiring others? At The Children’s Workshop, passion for early learning is what drives their commitment to children and their families!
The field of early education is not only an emotionally rewarding career, but it is a great stepping stone for those seeking to teach at any age. Witnessing the fundamental learning styles of infants, toddlers and the curious preschoolers can help a teacher form their own foundations for any age group. It is not just what happens in the classroom, either. There are many careers out there that seek to better the lives of young children, and working in a classroom is just the start.
The field is constantly looking for dedicated individuals who wish to make a difference in the lives of young children. The field of early learning is as rewarding to the teacher as it is to the precious children it encompasses. If you have an inner passion for working with young children and making a difference in their lives, then maybe early childhood is the right career for you!
We spoke with Heather Grocott of The Children’s Workshop, who shared the following skills they look for in dedicated professionals seeking to be early educators:
- Team player
- Highly motivated
- Eager to learn new things
- Willing to go above and beyond and do what’s right
- Demonstrates patience
- Has the ability to be flexible, and “go with the flow”
- Willing to think outside the box
- High level of problem solving skills
- Eager to have fun while at work!
At the Children’s Workshop, their team of passionate teachers and caregivers promotes the following Workshop Ways:
- We are safe
We will be excellent, be ourselves, take chances, and always do what’s right!
- We are kind
We will promote trust, respect, and dignity universally
- We do our best
We will be passionate, pay it forward, and make a difference in the lives of our students and families
- We play to learn
We will remember that run, laugher, and love are the essentials to being a lifelong learner and educator
If you are interested in pursuing a career in this field, take your passion, and let it thrive! Here are a few tips to get you started!
- Be sure you have the knowledge – seek guidance from our local colleges right here in RI
- Become familiar with organizations such as BrightStars, RIDE, DCYF, Exceed, and CELP
- Attend local early childhood education events
- Research high quality programs throughout the state