I was a teacher for many years before I was a mother. I had no idea what it meant to be a parent until I became one. Lately, I have been thinking about my new group of early learners in a way that I haven’t focused on before. I want them to love learning and I want their parents to feel comfortable sending them to me. With a safe, inviting, and engaging environment, hopefully school will be a desirable (and valuable) place to spend so much of their time.
This is how I think about my son. I don’t expect my son’s teacher to love him like I do, but I would like her/him to know that he is a boy that is bright, cherished, sensitive, curious & loved.