Cynthia – Baby Bears Educator

2017 will be my 22nd year working as an educator and my 16th year working for the SSMU Daycare. I graduated from Vanier College in 1997 with an Attestation in Early Childhood Education. I started a degree at Concordia University which I would like to finish one day, but for now, I am content of focusing my extra energy on raising my 10-year-old daughter. I have worn many hats in the field, from working as an educator with each age group, to being a coordinator and then director. Now having had the opportunity to help start up the Nursery, I feel most at home because I get to be part of seeing eight little people grow from tiny babies to toddlers. Early childhood is so important because “it is the most intensive period of brain development during the lifespan”. That is a quite amazing thing to witness and I feel honoured to experience and help facilitate every day.