With 10 years professional teaching experience in unique, child-centered environments, various trainings and certifications and ample opportunities to discover how to best reach each child, I learned many valuable lessons when it comes to caring for children of all ages. To me, nature and children are the two closest things to spiritual enlightenment; I honor the way in which children view and question the world around them. Throughout my teaching career, I addressed each child as a unique learner who held within herself all the wonder of the world. I encouraged individuality as well as independence while maintaining a balance with community, support, kindness and acceptance. These are some of the philosophies I will always carry with me when working with children. Experience is the greatest tool for learning -- children learn through doing. It is my job to provide the environment that allows for positive educational and social experiences.