Hello everyone! As you all know I began my Infant/Toddler AMS training last June and loved every second of it! What you may have not known is, in order to fully receive your AMS credential you have to complete 540 hours of hands on work, in the classroom. Well I am happy to report that September 3, 2013 I began my practicum portion of my AMS Infant/Toddler training.
First of all, I would like to note that it has been almost three years since I have worked in the classroom, consistently. I forgot how intense being in the classroom can be at times but I have also forgot how wonderful it is to interact with children everyday. I am so grateful for my supervising teacher, Ms. Jennifer from our Lake Forest school. She is awesome! She makes working with children look so easy and natural. I aspire to be like her by the end of my training. It is a really cool experience working with the same group of children on a consistent basis because you can really observe them, day in and day out.
I am really looking forward to this practicum portion of my AMS training. I am a firm believer that you do not really get the full experience until you are actually living the experience! I will definitely keep you all updated as I embark on the second part of this journey. Wish me luck!