Val Capetillo

One step closer to becoming an Early Childhood Educator

After graduating from the Early Childhood Education (ECE) program at Stenberg College, I was a little unsure about what the next step in my career would be. Fortunately, I had signed up for Stenberg’s co-operative work experience program. This allowed me to gain real work experience right after graduation.

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My journey to becoming an Early Childhood Educator

After 10 cherished months, the Early Childhood Education (ECE) program was coming to an end. I went through many emotions as I completed the final paperwork I had to submit to Jill Hammer, my practicum monitor.

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Skills developed in Early Childhood Education

In our first practicum, which was earlier in the program, we gained experience applying the skills and techniques learned in class to the job site. These skills and techniques had been mainly theoretical up until our first practicum.

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Scheduling Normalcy

COVID-19 altered our daily life. Every day feels like a never-ending Saturday. By creating a schedule, I’m able to maintain “normalcy” in my days.

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From Classroom to Chatroom

This is a different and difficult situation we are all forced to live in right now. It is out of our hands and although we are supposed to stay inside our homes due to health recommendations, we are encouraged to continue with our daily routines. That helps bring a sense of normality to our day-to-day…

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How I found my calling as an Early Childhood Educator

Since I was young, I’ve enjoyed taking care of younger children. It began when my baby sister was born. I would insist on changing her diapers and feeding and bathing her. As she was growing up, I played “babysitting” with her and her friends and my love for helping and taking care of children continued to grow.

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