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2.Early childhood teachers often report feeling isolated during their first years of teaching. Did you feel isolated ever? Please explain. How did your director or supervisor contribute to your experience?

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Yes, it can be isolating if you let it become that. You  have to draw others into relationship....set up a meeting time each month to chat with peers about things going on in their classrooms. Invite others from the community. Use this both to gain knowledge and to build professional and personal relationships. If that is how they are feeling, let them talk with their supervisor. I would be proactive in the sense that I would find ways to combat this!

Remember who you are. Make sure you are separating yourself from the job when you go. Build a life  outside of work!

Have fun and laugh a lot! Relax. See the joy..and hope in helping other generations! Trust in your call and passion!

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Cindy Caporaso

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I can answer questions in various areas of child development including ages and stages, how to foster growth in the development of young children, what to look for in early childhood centers and in early childhood providers. and ways to stimulate a child`s natural curiosity. I am fully versed in the Creative Curriculum and teach CDA for all age groups.

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I have worked extensively in Early Childhood education leading extensive trainings for early childhood educators including the 120 hour National CDA program for both infant-toddler and preschool professionals. I have served in a variety of leadership roles throughout my career in early childhood, school-age and camp settings. in In my past role as a school-age child care Site Director, I planned, coordinated, and led activities for 40+ children. My responsibilities included the training and supervision of staff members. I also participated in the training, mentoring and supervision of high school students in an educational setting. Presently, I work in a faith based program as Director of Children's Ministries while continuing to work as a teacher in a school-age before and after school program.

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NAEYC

Publications
I love to write. At this time, I have completed four faith-based children's books and hope to be published one day. My most recent work, titled "God's Table is For Me," is a rhyming pictorial book about Communion. Some of my original art ideas are included in "Primary Art" by MaryAnne F. Kohl.

Education/Credentials
I hold a B.A. degree in Education from Moravian College. My graduate work in Human Development and Community Counseling was completed at Lehigh University. Along with taking Theology classes at The Center for Lifelong Learning at the Drew Theological School, I completed a year long certificate program in Theology and Ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary.

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