January 2020 Student Spotlight – Laura Brown

I began my career as an assistant teacher in the Early Preschool room at Oregon Park Primrose School in 2017.  By 2019, the center had earned the privilege of having the teacher of the year at their school and becoming the Best of Cobb for childcare.

My training with ChildCare Education Institute has helped me meet state requirements for my position.  I have completed the GACE and want to continue my education with CCEI to be a better teacher.

My favorite activity and part of the day is morning Circle Time because the children are ready to start the day and so eager to learn!  As I began working in the school, I felt so drawn to the children as they clearly need love and affection in a safe environment and as such, they can learn so much about life.  The motivation that keeps me going is when they have an “Aha” moment and began to build on their own skill set to improve the language, social skills and cognitive abilities.

I currently live in Marietta, GA.  During my free time I am painting or crafting or refurbishing/recycling household items or I cycle with other bicycle enthusiasts. I am an amateur photographer and love to travel to destinations that lend themselves to photography.  I also enjoy opportunities to spend with my children and grandchildren and for ways to volunteer and give back to my community.

In the future, I see myself as lead teacher at Primrose and eventually running my own franchise or at least being part of their management team.  I have and continue to seriously consider adding CCEI coursework in an effort to have credentials such as my CDA.

I absolutely recommend CCEI to my coworkers and friends as it is incredibly convenient to anyone’s lifestyle and the support is invaluable. I truly feel like my thoughts and opinions matter to the people who work to make CCEI the awesome teaching platform that it is.   I look forward to taking more CCEI courses and continuing to make a positive difference in our youth’s future.