You Know You’re An Early Childhood Educator When…
One of the best parts of connecting with other educators in the same field as you is sharing inside jokes, stories, and daily occurrences you can all relate to. And when that field is early childhood education, those moments can get pretty hilarious. Here are some signs you’re a true-blue, tried-and-tested early childhood educator.
You know the tell-tale signs of the potty dance.
You have at least one speck of glitter somewhere on your body at any given moment.
You have extreme difficulty naming your own children because every name means something to you.
You always have marker on your arms and legs.
You are constantly counting all of the people in your group.
And just a few more…
- You can never find pens, but crayons are aplenty.
- You save EVERYTHING for arts and crafts.
- You can’t hold a conversation with another adult without saying things like, “What kind of emotion did that make you feel?”
- You always have a tissue in your pocket and have to stop yourself from wiping some stranger’s kid’s nose.
- You sing the clean-up song while vacuuming at home.
- You spell out curse words, even when kids aren’t present.
- You’re able to turn any situation into a great teaching opportunity.
- You feel the need to buy school supplies and tissue boxes any time they’re on sale.
- You refer to yourself in the third person even when your students aren’t around.
But mostly, you know you’re an early childhood educator when you know how important the work you do is—and you wouldn’t trade your job for anything.