Welcome to my blog, where I’ll be sharing all things related to early childhood education! But before we dive into that, let me take you back to where my journey began—a passion for photography that ignited at a very young age.
Growing up, our family camera was a Kodak Instematic. Back then, photography was quite an expensive hobby. As the youngest of four siblings, with a significant age gap between us, I often found myself enjoying the benefits of being somewhat of an only child. My parents, hardworking individuals—my mom a cleaner and my dad a factory worker—made sure we ventured out every weekend. Whether it was a trip to the park, the beach, or simply an open field, my mom would hand me the camera, and off I went capturing moments. However, developing those photos came with its costs and occasional blurry surprises. Thank goodness for the digital era!
I am truly grateful that my parents recognised my passion for photography and never held me back. They nurtured my interest, which led me on an incredible journey.
In 2013, I took on the role of president at Erinwood Preschool. It was an incredible year spent at Erinwood, allowing me to spend precious time with my youngest child during their kindergarten experience. That year, Erinwood launched Bush Kinder, and it was during this time that my second passion ignited—early childhood education. Observing teachers’ interactions with the children, I learned a simple yet profound lesson: it all starts in early childhood. This crucial stage shapes our lives, and I deeply value the remarkable role early childhood educators play.
Majority of the centers we photograph follow a “learn through play philosophy.” Through play, children explore, experiment, and discover the world around them. It sparks their curiosity, ignites their creativity, and nurtures problem-solving skills. Each playful moment becomes a stepping stone in their development. Play enhances cognitive abilities, improves social skills, and fosters emotional well-being. It encourages collaboration, empathy, and resilience.
Join me on this blog as I share this passion relating to early childhood education. From that famous Kinder Teacher’s Cool Play-Doh recipe you’ve always wanted to replicate to tips on dealing with separation anxiety when dropping off your preschooler at school—I’ll cover it all. Let’s embark on this journey together, celebrating the foundation upon which life is built: early childhood education.