Ms. Gulzar Saleem
Meet Gulzar Saleem, Montessori infant toddler teacher, trainer, and blogger. I’m an AMS certified teacher. I did my training 2 years ago. It all starts at the Casa Dei Bambini Montessori where I started my career as an infant-toddler assistant teacher. That time I had no idea if I would pursue this as a career. But I was there at the right place and at the right time. I worked under a great team where I learned not only from the teachers but from the children too. I believe that toddlers are like a sponge, whatever they see, or feel they follow you. I love this age group. You can observe a lot of changes in them. How they undergo different phases whether a transition change, welcoming a new sibling, or potty training.
In 2018, I went for my Montessori Infant and toddler training from Houston Montessori Center. That 2 month was life-changing for me not only academically but also I see a lot of changes in myself. My whole Montessori perspective was changed. Often parents do ask me how you manage a 24 months old and a 15 months old child together? It is a tricky question but the answer is simple. The answer is “Montessori.” let me explain:
A Montessori environment is designed in such a way that a younger toddler will learn from the older one and an older toddler will imitate his/her teacher. Our Montessori materials are designed in a way that they are connected with one another. The connection between the materials will help the child to develop concentration.
Montessori helps me to teach not only the toddlers but also to myself too. Each day I observe myself in the environment and I ask myself Am I providing the right thing to my students? Am I doing justice to Montessori? I even started my blog not to earn the money but to create awareness about Montessori and to give back to my community. I hope I can help you and your child at Petite Maison Montessori see you soon!
Note: you can help me to create awareness by visiting www.theworldoftwos.blogspot.com
Ms. Osaretin Omole
My name is Osaretin Omole. I have been in the field of Education for almost 25years; and the majority of those years I specialized in Early Childhood Education, as an infant/toddler teacher and facilitator. I have also taught at the primary (elementary) and middle school levels.
I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Educational Psychology and Curriculum Studies, B.Sc.Ed from the University of Benin. I also have an active CDA (child Development Associate) credential. I obtained my director’s credential recently amongst numerous other certifications and trainings. I serve at my church, the Dominion International Center (DIC) as a consultant of the children ministry. It is a real joy to be able to liaise with families and children with a lot of diversity.
I am passionate about creating an individualized curriculum for each child through observations and reflective practices. My main interest is literacy development and linking theory to practice. It is quite humbling to interact with children at this age level because you learn so much from their resilience and most importantly their readiness to explore their environment with so much eagerness.
I live in Sugarland, Texas with my husband and two children. My family and I love to visit and explore new cities together, play board games and generally have fun together. I understand and speak English, some French and Yoruba. (A Nigerian language).
Ms. Hina Fatima
My name is Hina Fatima. I have been working as an Early Childhood Educator for 4 years. I have a bachelor’s degree in Commerce as well as a certification in Early Childhood education. I am also currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Education. Some of my favorite things outside of teaching are reading, spending time with family and friends, traveling etc.
I am excited this year to be a part of the Petite Maison family. At Petite, we teach and abide by the Montessori philosophy.
I love what I do! It is my passion to instill a love for learning in my students and the desire to become lifelong learners. I want to inspire them as they continue to inspire me every day.
Thank you for entrusting us with your precious children. I am grateful for the opportunity to assist your child as they bloom to reach their full potential. I look forward to working with you and your child.