I graduated from Indiana University in 2000 with Bachelor Degrees in Psychology and Sociology. While in school the focus of my studies was on development, learning, families and the impact of schools. I am taking my time in pursuit of a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. I have worked in the field of Early Childhood Education since 2001 and have experience working with children ages 6 weeks to 13 years. I have been working at Campus View Child Care Center since April of 2005. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my husband, our two sons, and our dog and cats. In my spare time I love to cook and feel that food has the power to bring people together. We often have cooking and baking projects in our classroom as well. Making connections with children and families is the most rewarding part of working at Campus View.
I earned my BA in Elementary Education from Purdue University in May 2001 and moved to Bloomington to begin my career in the Early Childhood Education field. While working as a kindergarten teacher and then as an ECE administrator, I took several graduate courses through IU and attended many early childhood workshops, conferences, and classes. I have been a lead co-teacher at CVCCC since August 2009. I have always loved reading, and I share this passion daily with the children through various types of books, felt board stories, and finger play rhymes. I am honored to work amongst a group of early childhood professionals who are caring, thoughtful, knowledgeable, and fully in support of Continuity of Care for infants and toddlers. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and our families and friends–hiking, cooking, sewing, traveling, and exploring our amazing Bloomington community!
I have worked as an Early Childhood Educator for almost 5 years. I earned a BA in Sociology in 1998 from Indiana University, and when I discovered my joy for teaching, went on to get a CDA in 2003. I am actually working at Campus View Child Care Center for the second time! I was here as a teacher from 2000-2004 and was so very excited to return here last fall.
My husband and I are parents of three very active children—we love family cycling, hiking, gardening, reading lots of books, and playing all sorts of games together. My love of nature has a huge influence on my teaching—we learn so much on our walks together, simply digging a hole and finding what’s living down there, or just exploring the outdoors in the creative, hands-on manner children innately find. As a teacher, I also encourage a great deal of sensory exploration both indoors and out. Finally, my love of books and storytelling leads to some exciting and fulfilling reading and conversation times.
There is a lot to enjoy working at Campus View. The staff are both professional and inspiring and the children continue to renew my energy and teach me just as much as I teach them.
I graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology with a minor in Comparative Literature. Throughout college I worked at Hoosier Courts Nursery School (another IU child care program), which led me to my current position at Campus View where I have worked for a little over 1.5 years.
All my life I’ve been a very curious person, I am interested in how and why things work and how and why people work the way they do. This interest led me to pursue my degree in anthropology and I believe it has also led me to a career in early childhood education. I try to provide an environment that provokes inquisition and stimulates creativity in a fun and developmentally appropriate manner.
Working at CVCCC is always adventure! Each day provides the opportunity for new experiences and change, both in the classroom and out. The curriculum is driven by the children which makes way for a constantly evolving culture to form within the classroom. No class is the same, no child is the same, and no teacher is the same. Each person provides a valuable and critical perspective on our program as a whole.
I began teaching young children in 2000, and joined the Campus View Teaching Staff in the fall of 2005. I am really grateful to be working in such a positive, supportive environment that holds relationships in high regard. I studied at Indiana University (Bachelor’s Degree in General Studies), so it
was exciting to return to the university community, that supports open minds and continual learning. I have since taken many classes and workshops in Early Childhood Education.
In my teaching, I try to connect closely with each child, and have them be heard, which is supported here with our continual care, as trusting relationships evolve over time. I delight in sharing my love of, and training in: dance, yoga, music, gardening, languages, massage, visual arts, and myriad sensory experiences with children—who are the most amazing creative partners! I value our center’s emphasis on observation-based curriculum and play-based learning, as the focus stays on the children and their needs. I like to set the scene for children’s exploration, and then get out of the way, just until it seems helpful to add another element to take their learning to the next step. It is a joy to see the world anew again and again through the eyes of children!
I graduated from IU with a degree in Early Childhood Education and a minor in Special Education. I have experience working in Headstart, Child Care Centers, and First Steps. I came to CVCCC in July of 2011 as the program assistant and moved to my current teaching position in April of 2012. One of the best parts of working at CVCCC is the teamwork atmosphere. When I am not at CVCCC, I enjoy spending time with my three children.
I am a transplant from Texas who graduated from Indiana University in 2003 with a Bachelor’s Degree in General Studies with minors in Family Studies, Sociology, and Criminal Justice focusing on early childhood development. Upon graduation I began working at Campus View Child Care Center where I have had the pleasure of getting to know children and families through continuity of care. I am currently a graduate student in the IU School of Education in Early Childhood Education, and I have worked in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 15 years. When I am not working I am enjoying time with my husband, two children, two vibrant dogs and cat!
I graduated from Indiana University Bloomington with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, which I decided to pursue following several years of work with young children in Indianapolis and my home town of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Prior to my enrollment in the I.U. School of Education, I was a studio art major, but ultimately I couldn’t resist my passion for teaching. I’ve had the good fortune to work with a broad spectrum of programs and age groups throughout my coursework and professional employment, including a public Montessori preschool, a public Reggio Emilia-inspired preschool, and several different primary schools. My favorite age group has always been infants and toddlers, and I am so glad to be working in an environment that genuinely values and nurtures children’s development and growth. I have worked at Campus View since 2010 and I love bringing my passion for visual art, storytelling, literature, and problem solving into the classroom through conversations and hands on activities. In my free time I enjoy spending time, hiking with my dog Radar, taking pictures, working on art and craft projects, and spending time with my husband Warren and our daughter Iris.
Director Linda Fields
I have a MS in Early Childhood Education from Indiana University. Before becoming a director, I was a classroom teacher in various different early childhood settings for 21 years. I’ve been the director of Campus View Child Care Center for four and a half years. I enjoy working with and serving the needs of children and their families. One of the most wonderful things about working with infants and toddlers is observing their development as well as their drive to make sense of the world that surrounds them. I feel very fortunate to be part of a program that nurtures and supports children and their families through relationship based care.
In my spare time I enjoy reading, knitting, cooking, and taking long walks.