A Little About Me
I am a Montessori teacher and mother to a busy preschooler. My mission is to help caregivers create a prepared, organized and child-friendly home.
The Montessori philosophy has played a major role in my life. My parents enrolled me in Montessori preschool at age 3 and I continued in a Montessori school until Grade 7. I volunteered in a Montessori school during college and university as I was completing my Bachelors in Art History. It was clear that I was drawn to working with and teaching children, so I decided to go into teaching and completed my Bachelors of Education from UBC in 2006. I completed my AMS Elementary I-II Credentials (2007) and a Montessori Approach to Education Post Baccalaureate Diploma at SFU (2008). I have been teaching in a Public Montessori school since 2006.
When I had my daughter in 2016, I was so excited to use what I learned about Montessori and implement that philosophy in our home. I wasn't expecting such a learning curve. I felt so overwhelmed. There were so many things to think about and all I could really focus on was trying keep her alive and getting sleep whenever I could! I just wanted answers and quickly. Whenever I thought I had a handle on things, she changed. I wished there was some magical fairy godmother who could come and help (and who would help me to do it myself...that's the Montessori child in me).
After I got out of the "newborn baby fog," I started researching and making a plan. I was determined to help others not feel the way I did. I took a few courses geared towards younger children and completed a professional organization course. I am still learning along the way, but feel so much more prepared.
I want to help other parents by eliminating some of the guess work and giving guidance on how to prepare the home so it is a space that is beautiful, organized and supports the developmental needs of each child...this is what Montessori called the "Prepared Environment."