Early Childhood Educator in Calgary, Alberta
Hello, my name is Katherine Hardardt. I have taught preschool, junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten. I have my level 3 Child Development certification. I also have my B...... in Education. I have taught in private and public schools, and have been the ESL Coordinator with the YMCA. I have training in the Fine Arts-art, drama and dance and teach through the vehicle of the Fine Arts. I have also worked with many special needs children in the public schools, and have worked with various kinds of therapists to assist their learning: Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists, and Behavioral Therapists in the classroom.
I also have my First Aid Certification, and CPR-C, as I am also a trained lifeguard.
As a Teacher, I am comfortable communicating with parents, Teacher , therapists, and building a team support system around the child. I have experience with setting up IPP's to suit the needs of children. I also have designed Year-long programs, and comprehensive lesson plans for the children, as well as set up many field trips.
As an Assistant, I have been professional, caring, appropriate, and helpful in many aspects of the program; prepping crafts, designing activities, contributing ideas, facilitating IPP goals, taking care of children's immediate needs, and modelling appropriate behavior.
I have limited experience with thee Montessori model of teaching and learning, but believe in the overall philosophy, and am open to learning more about the details of facilitating this program.