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About Ms. Lily

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Ms. Lily

I have been teaching early childhood at a Head Start school in New Jersey for four years. Prior to early childhood, I taught high school English in New York City for 9 years. I stumbled upon early childhood by miraculous accident, when my youngest son had been diagnosed with a developmental delay and began receiving services from early childhood intervention. Although my son no longer needs any services for his delay, my passion grew and I became an early childhood teacher.  I have a Bachelor’s of Arts in English Literature and I hold a Child Development Associate. Currently, I am studying at Walden Unversity in an MS program for Early Childhood Studies with a specialization in Teaching Diversity.

I am trained in Teaching Strategies Gold: Creative Curriculum and have some working knowledge of High Scope.  Although I haven’t been formally trained in the Reggio Emilia practice and theories, I try to bring some of that natural element and child-directed exploration into my classroom.  I’m a member of the NAEYC and International Reading Association. In addition to being trained in Creative Curriculum, I am a certified Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) observer and have received training in Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale Ecers3.

I have taught 4-5-year-olds in my 4 years in early childhood, so the activities, books, and resources on this site are focused towards that age group. I absolutely love teaching and I love developing new games and activities for teaching. I have enjoyed writing for as long as I can remember, which has served me well as a blogger and writer of teaching ideas.

 

2 thoughts on “About

  1. I like reading your blog because it has other information that’s beneficial to the early childhood community. I liked reading about the Vegetable Watercolor you did with your kids. Your posts go the extra mile and that’s the type of early childhood professional we need today. You had surveys anyone can answer about the professionals we mirror. You even added additional web resources, articles and books. I see you as a leader, keep up the good work!

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