Little Root Founder and Lead Teacher
What do you love about Little Root?
I love that we have fun! These first years are for play, joy and wonder. At Little Root we foster these aspects of early childhood.
Little Root | Lead Teacher | 2014 to present
St Johns Swapnplay | Founder, Executive Director, Board Member | 2008 – 2015
Education and training:
LifeWays Early Childhood | Certification: April 2015
Medic First Aid Certified – PediatricPlus, CPR, AED, and First Aid for Children, Infants & Adults
National Registry Background Check | Verified
Who is someone you admire?
I just adore Mr Rogers. He exemplifies compassion and presence. Two primary characteristics needed in early childhood work. He sees the child as they are and steps into their world with them. He experiences the wonder, the joy and the deep feelings they share. I aspire to be like him in everything I do. To go gently and take care of those I am entrusted to care for.
What skills do you bring to Little Root?
As a mother of three, parenting for over 23 years I bring a heavy dose of perspective and grace. I have personal knowledge of what it is to be a parent in these times. I am a childhood trauma survivor and believe in the importance of supporting parents and developing in children healthy boundaries. I am also a Reiki level Practitioner who can offer Reiki to children when they need extra emotional support. I love gardening, singing, weaving oral stories and bringing felt puppets to life at Little Root.
At this time Little Root is hiring a co-teacher/assistant. Those interested in applying should contact Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org