Hi, my name is Kalli, I have been with World Around Us Child Care in White Bear Lake since August 2017.
I decided to become part of WAU to gain further valuable experience in child care. WAU also has the reputation of offering a warm and loving atmosphere even for employees, which really appealed to me.
Ever since I was five I knew I wanted to work with children. My cousin had her own day care and I always loved to help her out and play with the kids. Those moments were the first contact points that I had with childcare and I am always grateful that I took that path.
In my leisure time you can usually find me in the outdoors doing whatever is fun.
Besides that I am also a passionate swimmer and could spend hours in any pool.
"If you believe in yourself anything is possible"
What does a typical day @ WAU look like for you?
We use creative curriculum throughout the day with the early toddlers. I love teaching the children and seeing the growth in each child. I love to have a variety of activities available to the children to ensure the brainwaves are constantly connecting and growing. The children have so much fun with music and movement too. I would have to say that is my favorite part of the day!
What's the most rewarding part of your job?
I love the teachers I work with and the families. World Around Us provides a loving and educational atmosphere! I love seeing each child growth and being a part of that! I basically love to put smiles on their faces.
What is the most ridiculous fact that you know?
Ostriches lay the largest eggs. (Don't ask me where I learned that or why I remember it)
What is the strangest talent that you have?
I am double jointed. That means I can bend my arm differently.
Last but not least: Describe World Around Us in three words:
A friendly environment!
5 Fun Questions for our White Bear Lake infant teachers aide
1. Surprise party or theme party? - Theme party because I am a very organized person.
2. Be creative or genius? - Be creative because then you have a more open mind.
3. Swimming pool or lake? - Swimming pool! It is heated and cleaner.
4. Christmas or Halloween? - Definitely christmas because you get to spend time with family and make great memories.
5. Cats or dogs? - I am more of a dog person also because I am allergic to cats.