Brenda Footer

Director, Early Childhood

“I run a Jewish early education center.”

MY WORK LIFE:

Director, Early Childhood

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My work allows me to combine the foundation of LEARNING AND BEING CHALLENGED and the interests of EDUCATION and PHILOSOPHY & RELIGION.


DAY IN AND DAY OUT

Spending time in classrooms, greeting children and families, mentoring teachers, interacting with other synagogue staff.

SKILLS, TRAINING, OR EXPERIENCE NEEDED

Be an autodidact. Read the latest research on brain development and learning. Study educational philosophy. Travel. Connect with others in your area as support and guidance. Play...a lot.

EDUCATION TO GET HERE:

Director, Early Childhood

I RECOMMEND COMPLETING:

  • High School
  • Undergraduate - Early Childhood Education and Teaching

What I studied STRONGLY RELATES to my work...

MY EDUCATION

  • High School - Booker T Washington high school for the performing and visual arts
  • Undergraduate - Trinity Washington University, Early Childhood Education and Teaching

SOME HELPFUL FIRST STEPS FOR SOMEONE IN HIGH SCHOOL

Gain experience with young children.

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