I am a second mother, best friend, confidant, playmate, doctor, nurse, magician, actress, singer, and entertainer. My job is one of the most important jobs in life. At the end of the day, I am exhausted and tired. I am underpaid. There are days when I am ready for coffee by 10a, or when I want to bang my head against the wall. I love chocolate. Sometimes I want to hide in the closet or a corner. I never have a chance to sit down. My job doesn't have corner offices, company cars or vacations. Instead, I am rewarded with the love of a child, appreciation from their families and the fact that I made a difference in a child's life. Who am I? I am an early childhood educator and love what I do. Writers suffer from "writer's block", while teachers suffer from "teacher's block". We need an idea for an art project, a title of a story we can't think of, or new ideas for activities with our class. We may have a problem and need a solution. This is what early childhood education is: networking. Some of us are experienced educators, while others of us are newly minted. Everyone needs someone to talk to who understands their job. What better way to do that than at The Teacher's Lounge? Educators and nannies welcome!

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  • October 5, 2013 · 10:00 AM

    The Teacher's Lounge Coffee Break

    1 Member

    Let's chat, drink coffee and eat bagels. Something about Panera melts in your mouth....
  • September 12, 2013 · 6:30 PM

    Let's Meet For Dinner

    1 Member

    School starts in 2 weeks-ARE YOU READY? Let's get together after the school year starts to make new friends, find support and have fun!

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    Helen Helen joined
    February 2, 2014
    Helen
    "I am an Early childhood educator an have a 44k class. This is my first year in this age group as I have just moved to USA from South Africa. I have taught first, second and third grade for a total of 23 years so am certifiably insane!"
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    Saturday 10:00 AM at Panera Bread (@ East Towne)
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    "I'm Ann...new to the area"
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    Gerry F.
    "I have been a police officer for the past 20 years, served in the US Military for 28 years. I have decided to switch carriers and more into the Early Childhood field. I'm currently a student at Concordia University in their Early Childhood program."
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    Nancy
    "I'm a piano teacher, songwriter and performer."
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