Wisna

Position: Firefly Teacher PM

Start Date at FCDC: September 2019

Education: Some college

My favorite activities to do with children at FCDC are reading stories

I hope to impact the children and families I work with by providing rich, cultural experiences and creating a diverse environment that is inclusive to all families and children at the center

My hobbies or special interests are dance and performing. I enjoy dancing traditional African dance, Afro-beats, bachata and kizomba. I love to bike and be politically engaged.

Molly C.

Position:  Firefly PM Aide

Start Date at FCDC: January 2021

Education:  Majoring in Communications and Marketing at Augsburg University

My favorite activities to do with children at FCDC are  playing sports with them and listening and dancing to music!

I hope to impact the children and families work with by creating a safe space for children to express themselves.

My hobbies or special interests are  playing soccer, listening to music and being outdoors.

Dani

Position:  Aide

Start Date at FCDC: December 2020

Education:  Bachelors of Arts in Sociology, working in my Masters in Counseling and Psychological Services

My favorite activities to do with children at FCDC are  arts and craft activities

I hope to impact the children and families work with by  spreading positivity and supporting each family any way I can.

My hobbies or special interests are  cooking, playing with my kitty and getting lost in a good book.

Sami

Position:  Aide

Start Date at FCDC: December 2020

Education:  Current student at the University of Minnesota getting my Elementary Education degree

My favorite activities to do with children at FCDC are  reading with them and seeing how they progress over time!

I hope to impact the children and families work with  I hope to have a positive impact on children by helping them learn and play safely and effectively.

My hobbies or special interests are  watching movies and spending time with my friends and family.

Kayla

Position: Aide

Start Date at FCDC: December 2020

Education:  Some college

My favorite activities to do with children at FCDC are arts and crafts, especially painting

I hope to impact the children and families work with  by being present and learning each child individually as much as possible

My hobbies or special interests are  I love hanging out with my two dogs!

Mytsua

Position and Shift: Float Teacher

Education: Finishing A.S Degree in Child Development

Start Date: August 2020, but originally August 2013

My favorite activities to do with children are: reading books, building legos, arts and crafts

I hope to impact the children and families I work with by: creating a safe and positive environment where the children can learn and flourish and the families feel supported

My hobbies and special interests are: photography, football, building legos and watching scary movies

Brittany

Name: Brittany 

Position and Shift: Honeybee Teacher

 Education: Studied Early Childhood Education

Start Date: October 2019

My favorite activities to do with children are: Reading stories, singing songs and teaching children yoga

I hope to impact the children and families I work with by: Providing a positive, fun, and nurturing environment

My hobbies and special interests are: Yoga, baking, anything purple, hiking, and nature

 

Desiree

Position: Honeybee Teacher

Education: Elementary Education

Start Date: October 2019

 

My Favorite activities to do with children are: Playing actively outside. I also love indoor reading and art times!

I hope to impact the children and families I work with by: Being positive in their development and valuing their interests. I love to share stories and successes with families at the end of the day and to partner with parents on their child’s development.

My hobbies or special interests are: Walking, hiking up north, or running. I am an avid coffee drinker and love checking out new coffee shops. I just got married, and my husband and I have season tickets to the Twins and Timberwolves.

 

Denise

Position and Shift: Lead Grasshopper Teacher

Education: Elementary Education

Start Date: August 2019

My favorite activites to do with children are: dance, movement, read stories, create with manipulatives (blocks, etc)

I hope to impact the children and families I work with by: being a positive, fun, and caring teacher who encourages creativity and friendships

My hobbies or special interests are: I practice yoga, and like to “power walk”! I read every free moment I have! I love to garden and listen to music!

 

 

Ashlee

Position and Shift: Caterpillar Assistant Teacher, Closing Shift

 Education: Urban Education and working on Early Education

Start Date:  June 2019

My favorite activities to do with children are:  Read, paint, assist with walking and hitting milestones

I hope to impact the children and families I work with by: creating a nurturing environment and a relationship with the parents, where they can feel their baby is safely being taken care of while they are away at work.

My hobbies or special interests are: Crocheting, Harry Potter, and going to dog parks with my dog.