June 2018 Student Spotlight – Cheyenne Harwell

I’ve always loved kids since the age of 12-years-old.  I had worked and helped my husband with his dream of owning a restaurant for 5 years and decided it was time for me. I worked at the airport but I wasn’t happy there so the position became available at the child care facility where I work at now.   My favorite activity with the children would have to be art. My kids get so excited when they hear that we have an art activity to do. Just to see the excitement on their little faces makes my heart melt.  To be able to see a child’s excitement when they learn something new and to know that I am making difference in their life is what motivates me.

I enjoy the most being around the kids in my care. I come in the morning to a group of 3-year-olds running up to me giving tons of love as if they hadn’t seen me in weeks or years. They need to know that they are loved, wanted, and safe.  In the future, I would love to be able to teach the same age group maybe a little older special needs children. They’ve always had a special place in my heart.  In my free time, I love to facetime with my 4-year-old and 2-year-old granddaughters, spend time with my husband, and my friends. I also like to read and go the beach.  I currently live in Mary Esther, Florida.

I just finished my FCCPC and I plan on pursuing my education further with additional coursework or certifications from CCEI.  I would definitely recommend CCEI to everyone. The best thing that could of happened to me!