My name is Jodi and I am the owner, teacher, program developer and parent educator here at Welcome Home Learning.
I also created and offer monthly children's workshops from May-September called
Story Time in the Garden.
I am a graduate of George Brown's Early Childhood Education program (2000) and I have worked with children birth-18 years of age for the last 24 years.
I was a preschool program instructor for the YMCA for 15 years where I taught recreational, parenting and parented programs. I was also the director of Camp Buradaca, Tansley Woods and Waterdown Day camps.
I have worked in licensed centres such as the Infant room at CAMH, Waterpark Place, a George Brown Lab School, as well as teaching a School age program at Orde Street School (Toronto) and a Before and After school program at Kings Road school (Burlington) I was also a volunteer at King's Road School.
In 2000 I was elected as a trustee to the Halton Catholic District School Board where a happily served my terms on the Board and the Suspension Appeals committee before retiring to open my home based childcare full time.
Most importantly I am mom to a great 20 year old son.
Ongoing training and continuing education is vital in the field of childcare. In addition to graduating from George Brown, High 5 Certification, being Trained in Asset Development and having my Food Handlers Safety Certification, I have many additional certifications and training courses.
In/Outdoor Safety in Early Childhood Settings CCEI
From Picky Eater to Healthy Eater
Addressing Racial Injustice with Young Children
How to Teach with Wonder Based Learning - Fairy Dust Teaching
Finding and Reading Great Stories with Kids -Embrace Race
The History of Racism & Anti-Racist Workshop - Anti-Bias Montessori
Preschool Nutrition - Good Beginnings
Building a Healthy Start - Alabama Public Health
Language Rich Environments- CMAS
Anaphylaxis in a Childcare Setting - Food Allergy Canada
Epi Pen Training - Halton Region
First Aid and CPR
A complete list of trainings I have participated in can be found as a highlight on our Instagram page.