I started working with children in camps, exploring the great outdoors. As part of the program, we would make short trips to state parks around Missouri. Children ages 5 to 13 had the "camping experience" by spending time at places like August A. Busch. Memorial Conservation Area, interacting and understanding nature. From this point on, I knew I wanted to continue to understand the world from a child's point of view and encourage and inspire children to learn and explore.
In the last 12 years at UCCC, I have had the opportunity to not only grow as an educator, but also better understand myself and grow as a person. My experience at UCCC has been unique with so many opportunities to be involved in programming and curriculum.
At UCCC, we create partnerships. I feel connected to parents and staff. I feel confident opening the door to conversations that strengthen our approach and help families.
I feel supported with resources so that I can continue my journey as a lifelong learner. What might people not know about me? It's a Wonderful Life is one of my all-time favorites. I love the messages that you're here for a reason, your presence matters, and it takes the village.
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We are so pleased to share that Ms. Veronica received the Early Childhood Trailblazer award at the Provider Appreciation Event on May 15. With over 30 years in the field, she works to learn and grow as an Early Childhood Educator. Everyday she shares her wisdom, compassion, and gentility. Congratulations Veronica!