Early learning teacher profile: Dole Ledesma

"When the children see you, and run to you. .. you feel special because they remember you."

Dole is holding up a little girl who looks extremely happyAge

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Home town

I grew up in Manilla, the capital of the Philippines.

Why I love ECE teaching

I love being with children. They make you child-like and you are able to come into their world, and forget your problems when you are with them. 

It’s like you are in a different world.

How I got into ECE teaching

I did a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and was working in a bank as a teller in the Philippines, when I decided I wanted to teach. 

I resigned to do post-graduate study in early learning.  Teaching is a good qualification to have for getting work overseas. 

Most rewarding moment

It’s the simple things every day - like suddenly when the children see you, and run to you ... you feel special because they remember you.

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