Cross Country Education is pleased to celebrate our January 2020 ECE Teacher of the Month, Lilybeth Carrillo! Lilybeth, an Early Childhood Educator, shared some advice for those starting out in the field as well as why she chooses Cross Country Education.
Why did you become an ECE Teacher?
As an Early Childhood Educator, my motivation to become a teacher began when I was in Preschool. Teaching, for me, is natural and enjoyable. The preschool environment has always appealed to me as I recall enjoying participating in activities and storytelling. I decided to attend Los Angeles College to learn more about how to spark children’s interest in education. I value spending time with children and I love to sing and dance with my students. Teaching is such a rewarding career.
What do you like about Cross Country Education?
As a substitute teacher for Cross Country Education, I found that the company offers a variety of ECE schools to choose from. I also value the fact that Cross Country Education is flexible to fit the needs of workers that attend college. Cross Country Education has provided me with the platform to execute my teaching profession.
What have you liked about your experience working at schools with Cross Country Education?
My experience as a Cross Country Education teacher is an honor to represent my company. On an assignment, I always do the best in my classroom to provide quality teaching. The schools I have worked with have been wonderful.
What kind of advice would you give to those starting out in your field?
My advice to Cross Country Education teachers is that the best way to teach a child is to offer learning activities through play. Cognitive communication skills are developed when the child experiences hands on activities. I suggest for new teachers to engage with the children and to encourage the children to explore, think and question topics. Teachers should make the learning process welcoming for children to participate in. As a substitute teacher, be open to new suggestions from other teachers or directors. Educators must modify the learning experience to fit the needs of each individual student by having patience and understanding. I also advise to remain professional with your communication and appearance.
Congratulations, again, Lilybeth and we are so fortunate to have you on the team! Your passion for education and children shines bright.
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