The October entry in Learning Ladder Academy’s Getting to Know You series is Miss Dani.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I love to spend time with my family. If I am given spare alone time, I enjoy watching DIY videos, crafting, or watching Dance Moms!
Why did you choose this career?
I feel that I was destined to be in this career. When I was a child, I always loved playing the teacher. I would sit my sister down in the living room in her “desk” and ask my mom to give me “worksheets” for her to fill out. I would read to her and thoroughly enjoy the role of the teacher. As I got older the feeling continued while I was getting babysitting jobs, attending BCTC for ECE and eventually decided that’s what I wanted to go to college for!
Tell us about a favorite teaching moment or time with a child…
My favorite moments are when I have been working on a skill with a child for a while, and then all of sudden they have an “ah-ha!” moment and complete the skill entirely on their own!
Favorite place you’ve been and why?
Personally, I do not have a favorite place. I have favorite memories with my favorite people. My favorite place is anywhere WITH my family. I love laughing with my sisters, running around with my son, cracking jokes with my dad, all while annoying my mom!! Anywhere we go together is a great time.
Best advice for parents:
Do not compare yourself, we all parent our children differently. Do what you think is right for your child and stick with those choices. Our children need us to be their biggest advocates!