When I was a little girl, I used to LOVE playing school with my brother and sisters. I am the oldest of 4 kids, so I was never short on students. Ha! I remember designing worksheets for my siblings, teaching them about letters and numbers, and even preparing lesson plans for the next day...seriously!

Even at such a young age, teaching came naturally to me. I think it came naturally because I was used to watching my mom teach for years. I just knew that it was what I wanted to do when I grew up.

Fast forward many years later. I had just graduated from college with my teaching degree and was set to marry my high school sweetheart. Shortly after we got married, I interviewed for a job as a Head Start preschool teacher. Many people told me I should avoid that job, but as a newlywed fresh out of college, we needed the income....and fast!

A few days later, I was offered the job. I remember feeling so disappointed that it wasn't a position as an elementary school teacher. For whatever reason, I had my heart set on elementary level, but I wasn't about to turn down a teaching job in 2008.

Looking back, I now see that the Lord had a much bigger plan for my life than I could ever imagine! While working "the job I never wanted," my heart began to change. Just a few short months into the year, I began discovering my passion for all things preschool! To this day, "the job that I never wanted" is still my absolute most favorite working experience. Funny how things work out, right!? 

Fast forward again to March of 2020 when the world shut down due to COVID-19. I had been a stay at home mom for a few years at this point, but suddenly, I found myself going from mommy to my son's virtual teacher literally overnight. It was a difficult transition for all of us, but we managed to make the best of it.

Several months into virtual teaching, it became very apparent to me that some of my friends with preschoolers were really struggling with teaching their children at home. As a former teacher, I wanted to help, so I started making printable math and literacy preschool activities to share with them. They all loved the resources and found them very helpful.  

That's when the idea to create My Preschooler And Me was born. I am so thankful for the mentors and teacher friends who poured a wealth of knowledge into me many years ago when I was a young teacher. I am excited to now have a platform where I can share my knowledge of preschool with other preschool parents.

Before you go, be sure to grab a FREE copy of my Top 10 Strategies for Making Teaching Your Child at Home Successful!  You can download your free copy using the form below. 

After you download your guide, check out the My Preschooler and Me blog for fun activities you can do with your preschooler at home. I look forward to getting to know you and your child better!

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

-Maria-

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