Vancouver and Lower Mainland (area 3)

Diana Tjin

There's the story of an old lady who lived in a shoe with many children. I think if there were to be a play about it my team and I can probably score the lead on that. We are constantly on the move and problem solving throughout the day mixed with a number of incredibly positive moments watching children do amazing things and being able to share experiences with them and their families. Part of our main responsibilities at work is to teach and provide opportunities for children to develop effective social skills. This can be both exhausting and exhilarating as it seems like we are constantly advocating to have these kind of skills to be more appreciated. Society and even the children themselves tend to talk about who can be the strongest, fastest, and even the meanest as more desirable characteristics to have versus emotional intelligence and effective collaborative skills. People tend to think that preschool / daycare is basically a place where children learn to do simple academic skills as well as how to be 'nice.' However, it is definitely far more involved as we all know how important the early years are in a child's overall development. Teaching young children about emotional intelligence and problem solving skills are definitely worth every effort if one wishes to live in a more inclusive and intelligent society. This kind of society will not only need more individuals who can be academically and/or technically inclined but also who can be adequately skilled at being socially responsible for themselves, others, and the physical environment that we live in.
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Vancouver and Lower Mainland (area 3)

Kathy Bergman

I go in and watch, ask the children questions as to what they are doing and also one never knows what's going to happen as a toddler is like watching a butterfly; one never know what direction they are going to go. To watch their learning and thinking process is rewarding yet challenging as you never know what they are going to ask next.
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Vancouver and Lower Mainland (area 3)

Skylar Osborne

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Vancouver and Lower Mainland (area 3)

Caroline Kent

I work with infants and toddlers and my work day varies depending on my shift. Things that are consistent are engaging in play with the children inside and outdoors in our playground. I join them while they are eating and help them when needed. I attend their personal needs and sit with them while they nap. I write journals about their daily experiences for parents to read. I also write documentation about learning that was taking place during their play.
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Vancouver and Lower Mainland (area 3)

Marc Erickson

Checking guests in and out, doing a walk around the building once an hour checking for problems
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Vancouver and Lower Mainland (area 3)

Espérance Mukeshimana

Each work day is different to an other and depends on residents needs. Once I arrive on shift everything is about taking care of my clients. I make sure that the get physical and emotional support they need .
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Vancouver and Lower Mainland (area 3)

Andre Clement

Sometimes people come into the hotel when they have either been barred or it's past visiting hours. I have to handle domestic disputes, deal with overdoses, or phoning 911 in cases of medical emergencies, etc.
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Vancouver and Lower Mainland (area 3)

Crystal Dixon

Get to work, check emails, have a morning meeting, assign jobs for the day and support my crew to carry them out and be as independently as they possibly can
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Vancouver and Lower Mainland (area 3)

Crystal Dixon

Get to work; check emails; have a morning meeting; assign jobs for the day; and support my crew to carry them out and be as independent as they possibly can.
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Vancouver and Lower Mainland (area 3)

Liliana Guerrero

Busy!!! Lots of multi-tasking, helping staff, clients and liaising with the community.
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Vancouver and Lower Mainland (area 3)

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