Through the course of my education and Northern Michigan University, I was placed for field experiece in several different daycares or schools around Marquette county. Never once was I in one that was "child directed." That was until I began at Child Central Station. I met for an "interview" with Ms. Amy a few weeks before my summer internship was due to start. And she explained how her daycare was run. The things that she told me, the beliefs she had, and the way she said things were run, were exactly how I felt I could see my own daycare being run some day. So I knew right away this was where I wanted my internship to be.
I really enjoyed this new type of teaching. It taught me a lot and really helped me to learn new things and techniques that will help to guide me in my future as an early childhood educator. It's true, its a lot of work and a lot of on your feet types of experiences, but the benifits that I was able to witness were incredible.