Hi. My name is Stefani. I am a 27 year old mother to two daughters aged 8 and 1. I started in Child Development with a class my high school offered my freshman year and I fell in love. After high school I started taking classes at our community college and while in my Creative Activities class, got to announce I was pregnant with my oldest. Since then I continued learning with classes and trainings in Trauma informed care and developmental learning. I began working in a classroom from 2018-2021 with children aged 1.5-6.
In 2021, I pivoted and tried a career in Social Work supervising visitations for children who had been removed from a parent. This is a very hard job and I respect every person in that field as it is mentally and physically draining. I loved my time helping these families but when I found myself commuting an hour and a half each way and pregnant with my second child, they were very understanding on accepting my resignation.
After having my youngest child in 2022, I happily accepted a position at a center where my daughter could too attend. I quickly moved up from Assistant Teacher to Lead Teacher, to Health and Safety Coordinator, to Third in Charge (a real title). I now proudly plan monthly drills in Earthquake, Fire and Active Shooter preparedness. I do monthly/weekly/daily inspections and create reports stating my findings. I also still get to curate curriculum and classroom enhancement for the children in my care. I have always loved caring for a enriching children’s development in any way that THEY need.