I graduated from Ryerson University in 1990, and completed a Family Support Certificate in 1996. I have been teaching at the Early Learning Centre (ELC) for over 25 years and have facilitated a variety of curricula, such as:
An inquiry and project-based curriculum.
I collaborated with Roma Chumak-Horbatsch on the Linguistically Appropriate Practice (LAP) pilot project in the Toronto District School Board's Fraser Mustard Early Learning Academy in 2013/14. I am currently engaged in a similar project with the City of Toronto Childcares. In 2013, I was a recipient of the Prime Minister's Award of Excellence in Early Childhood Education in relation to my work with LAP in the ELC.
My areas of professional interest include:
Inclusion within a childcare setting.
Communication within the organization.
Integration of music and movement.
Yoga with children.