I have a Diploma in Early Childhood Education from George Brown College, a Master of Arts in Education, and have completed postgraduate studies at the Superior Educational Sciences Institute in Lisbon, Portugal. After nine years of experience implementing different child care curriculum models in Portugal, I returned to Canada to continue to pursue quality care and education for young children. I joined the Early Learning Centre (ELC) team in 2011.
Since becoming a member of the Ontario Reggio Association, I regularly collaborate in documentation study groups held at York University. I collaborate with my colleagues at the ELC to develop and lead presentations in the early childhood education community and in the School of Early Childhood Studies. To promote my own professional development and curriculum knowledge, I was thrilled to attend a pedagogy study week in Reggio Emilia, Italy, in May 2015.