Level 8 in Montessori Education
My name is Tetyana and I am an owner of Mi Casa Montessori Preschool. I was born and raised in Ukraine where I finished English school. After getting master’s degree in English Philology at Linguistic University I left my country and had a chance to live in different countries of the world which provide me with opportunities to grow and develop both my personal and professional life. I made a career as an academic teacher, tutor, and mentor in secondary and high educational institutions.
In 2005 I took another important role in my life, that of a mother. I became a stayed-at-home mom and spent full time with my daughter. I have always known that I wanted to be a teacher and for quite some time my focus was on early childhood. This whole idea came after my daughter’s birth. Montessori method really amazed me. Playing with my daughter, observing her development, using Montessori method, gave me an understanding that teaching and working with children was definitely a passion of mine and I could see myself as a preschool teacher. Because I had my own child to care for, I became more aware of children who do not have a professional support, but they need to realise their full potential. This created in me great concern about children and lit the flame of desire to study more and went to my teaching career path as an early year educator. I entered the teaching area with a new idea about further education in early childhood and in 2010 I graduated from St Nicholas Montessori College and started working in Fidelma’s Montessori school with 3-5-year olds, so my passion was found!!
Now I could use my knowledge and experience with not only my children but also the others. In 2013 I decided to open my own Montessori school. I am qualified First Aider, and completed other child development related courses. I am devoted to helping each child achieve his or her potential and develop a lifelong love of learning. An attractive and orderly prepared environment, unique learning materials, and special way of viewing and teaching the child are essential parts of education in my preschool.