2. How long have you been with ADPP?
I started with Action Day in November, 2008 at the Phelan location and in January, 2009, I moved to the Lincoln location.
3. What is your teaching background and experience?
I have my BA in Child and Adolescent Development from San Jose State University. I have 6+ years of child care experience, in addition to teaching infant care at a company in Sunnyvale.
4. What do you like most about your job?
What I like most about my job is that whenever it may be busy or you may be having a rough day, I am able to go into the classrooms and get extra cuddles with the children. When you work outside of childcare, you do not have the extra distractions to help you through the day. I have loved being around children my whole life and this is where my heart belongs.
5. What do you think is special about your ADPP location?
What I feel is most special about the Lincoln location is that we are a smaller school and with that, the parents and myself feel more at “home.” With a smaller school most parents know each other and do things outside of school which is also nice.
9. What is the funniest thing a child has
said/done in your class?
Typically I do not curl my hair for work. One day I had some extra time and decided to curl my hair. When I walked into a classroom to do breaks a child asked me, “Ms. Lindsay, why is your hair crazy?” After leaving that classroom there was a child in each classroom who said I had crazy hair. It cracks me up that the children pay attention to small details. There is never a dull moment with children considering they have zero filters when talking.
11. What achievement are you most proud of?
The achievement I am most proud of is graduating from college. I started out at a Community College and did not think that I would go further than receiving my AA. My Dad had given me a little nudge that pushed me to strive for a higher goal which was attending San Jose State. Receiving my BA from San Jose State was my highest achievement that I am most proud of.
12. What should children look forward to
doing/learning in preschool?
Children should look forward to meeting new people such as friends and teachers. Having social skills as a child is important. Children should look forward to learning about all new things. This could be from academics, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, and independence.
13. What is the single best piece of advice you can give parents of preschool? The best advice I can give parents is to be patient with your children and spend as much time as possible with them. Time goes by so fast with children and before you know it they will be off to college and out of the house. As for patience, it is a virtue, as frustrated as you may get sometimes remember your child is still learning and they do not always do the right thing.