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Hi, I'm Josie.  I am the owner, operator and lead teacher for Loving Beginnings Preschool and Child Care.  I have a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education: Inclusive Education and Curriculum and Instruction.  My bachelor's degree is in Human Development and Family Studies with an emphasis in Early Childhood Development.  I have been working with children in a variety of capacities for the last 22 years. 

 I did my student teaching at the Oregon State University Child Development Lab preschool.  I have volunteered in kindergarten classrooms.  I taught for a private preschool for a brief time.  I was a lead teacher for the Head Start program in Bend.  I also spent time as a family advocate for the same Head Start program for a year.  I was a Girl Scout troop leader for several years, taught Sunday school, VBS and was on the Children's Ministry team for several years.  Eleven years ago, I decided that I wanted to start my own preschool.  I began very small as a registered provider with only 5-6 children.  Four years later I decided that family child care was a good fit for me.  I expanded to a certified family child care in 2010.  In 2014, I decided to go back to school and work towards my master's degree.  Through the work, I did completing my master's degree I have been inspired by constructivist teachings and the Reggio Emilia approach.  I am constantly researching new and best practices in teaching.  I have a strong value that as a teacher I am a lifelong learner, learning every day right alongside the children.

 Some areas that I am passionate about teaching children are a love of language and reading.  Children become familiar with fiction, non-fiction, poetry, nursery rhymes, storytelling, singing, signing and anything else I can fit into our days.  I believe that science is a foundation for early learning.  Through science we learn about ourselves and our environment.  We learn math, language, writing, and a variety of skills using science as our base.  I enjoy trying new things, last year the children and I began a garden project.  We have learned so many things with this adventure! I have an interest in teaching children mindfulness and yoga techniques because these techniques promote positive connections in the brain and support healthy social emotional development.  I love to sing, dance and be silly with the children and I have a personal goal of creating an atmosphere where children are inspired, feel loved and have joyful experiences each and every day. 

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