Teaching children to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.
My story with the little ones started a long time ago…. We already have a history that lasts for twenty years and still promises many other pleasant moments spent together. I have always put conscientiousness and perseverance into this relationship, but also energy and self-discipline.
Over time, I've built my own educational program, focusing mainly on rapid adaptability to change, cooperation, receptivity and imagination to capture all the attention and energy of those I dedicate myself to. In order to become an even better psychologist and educator, I attended and graduated the courses of Master's “School Psychology and Educational Counselling”.
The ability to work at IOANID means developing all the attributes that characterize me as a teacher. The kindness, patience, and love are the attributes I wish to pass on to the team I coordinate, and without these qualities a teacher could not complete his mission.
The Fireflies Group
"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn"
I have been teaching children on three continents over the last 11 years. I started in the Philippines, my home country, continued in Dubai and since 2012 I'm in Romania. I strongly believe in the power of the example and my experiences so far have proved I am right. When handling children from different cultures, you need to be aware of different things but caring, smiling and passion are universal language. No matter if we are talking about toddlers or grown ups.
The Fireflies Group
My name is Diana Gabriela Căpățină and I am delighted to be part of IOANID Kindergarten’s team. I started on the journey to knowing the very young ones three years ago. I have always been fascinated with working with children and I have always known that this is the only job in the world that can give me so much joy, so many satisfactions, smiles, and a will to learn. It is through children’s eyes that we rediscover the world while understanding that only the little things that make our life remarkable. Therefore, I can say that this job did in fact choose me, since childhood is the starting point of all future achievements.
"The future of the world is in my classroom today."
We all dream of a better world for the little ones, and their education is the first step we take together. I am delighted to be able to contribute to their formation and adore to be guided by the playful spirit, the positive attitude, the uniqueness of their thoughts, emotions and behaviours that surround me every day in the classroom. We discover so many interesting things together … I’m convinced that I have chosen one of the most beautiful jobs in the world.
With 11 years of experience in private pre-school education and many children who have grown and evolved around me, I have so many beautiful memories, but also the greatest satisfaction a teacher can get: the certainty that I helped a little one become a grown up. I Joined IOANID team eager for new challenges and looking forward to creating even more beautiful memories together with the rest of the team!
"All the great men were once children." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
A child is like a diamond…you can only see his true brightness by polishing it. I started working in the private teaching system in 2012 eager to be surrounded by children, to help them discover their personality and to enjoy the most beautiful years of their childhood together.
Being a teacher is a form of art! For me it is like living in a small universe where everything is possible through knowledge and play. By joining the IOANID team I wish to help the children discover this special universe, making them confident in their own abilities, giving them wings to fly in the pursuit of their dreams.
My interest for children’s education started being an adolescent admiring 3 of my family members who have embraced and honoured the teacher duty. Mixing my education interest with the painting dedication, I became aware of the children’s faster evolution in gaining information, through my didactic activities.
I have followed the uniqueness of each and every child being guided by their imagination and the way they express their feelings, through my 7 years of experience in primary and preschool learning.
My aim in education represents that of introducing the children through a wonderful world where they are the core of it. I chose IOANID KINDERGARTEN because this is the place where I have discovered the value system alike the one I believe in.
I am a graduate of the Faculty of Letters, within the University "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" of Iasi. I am specialized in English Language and Literature - Spanish Language and Literature and I have an experience of 7 years as an English teacher in private preschool education.
During this time, I have been learning that the profession of teacher involves first and foremost a lot of affection and dedication, also requiring creativity and involvement in an activity that requires a very good professional training, patience and understanding.
I love children, their warmth, the sincerity in their eyes and their way of enjoying each moment, which has led me to approach this profession and to get to love teaching English to children.
Recently, I have joined the IOANID team, where I discovered a group of professionals with a lot of dedication and involvement in the education and harmonious development of children.
This is a career that offers me many satisfactions and being part of the IOANID team is an experience that will help me develop professionally, along with the wonderful children I guide.
I love toddlers, during their first years of life, especially the look in their eyes. I feel like they open towards eternity… More than that, they are persons who follow eagerly their target-again, a feature of young age. So, as I wanted to become a teacher one may say I was meant to succeed. That is why I chose to study four years at “Stefan Banulescu” Pedagogical High school getting specialized as tutor-teacher. After graduation I was hired as a teacher and had the opportunity to work with wonderful children. Together we took part in countless contests and festivals: “Carols Festival - 2007”, the National Educational Project “Romanian Traditions-2008”, “Pipo Educational Project”. In 2009, I got licensed in pre-school teaching and was granted the second level Professional Title. At the same time, I studied at the Orthodox Theology college, part of University of Bucharest 2007-2010 and then for the Master Degree in Ecclesial Communication and Communion in the Orthodox world. In autumn 2010 I joined the IOANID Kindergarten team.
I graduated the Faculty of Psychology and started to work in the private teaching system, where, for five years I worked as a teacher in one of the most prestigious private schools in Bucharest.
I joined the IOANID team, convinced that it can offer me the possibility of professional development, where I feel welcomed and appreciated. It’s also a place where children learn in the best conditions. I’m happy that I chose one of the most beautiful jobs in the world.
Working with children helped me discover that I have the qualities of a great teacher: patience, creativity and the ability to adapt myself to their needs.
Seeing their progress, curiosity and desire to learn new things every day makes me love this job even more!
“A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heart’’.
My name is Cristina Mihai and I am very excited about the beginning of my fifth year at IOANID. The ten years’ experience in prestigious international schools (British School of Bucharest; Acorns) has formed me as a specialized teacher in modern teaching and education. I’m a dedicated person and strongly believe that quality education taken from the first stages of life highlights a child’s maximum potential. That’s why I chose to continue with the IOANID team, where I found teachers who provide a proper educational environment and harmonious development within an atmosphere filled with care and respect for the little ones.
I am aiming to remain the same enthusiastic and creative person who likes to be around children, guiding them through the most exciting activities and at the same time discovering their fascinating universe.
Childhood is the most beautiful stage of life! Even since high school I have had a great love for children and I have felt that this is my calling: to guide them through their first steps in life, to help them discover the world, to be next to them when they learn the first things.
For this reason, I work with toddlers. I am a sociable and calm, open-minded person who knows how important communication is for the harmonious development of the child. That is why I’m always willing to listen, understand and support them. I have completed my professional development with the master’s degree in “School Psychology and Educational Counselling” at Titu Maiorescu University in Bucharest and with studies on English language skills. In the spring of 2013, I joined the IOANID team and met passionate and dedicated people. We are a compact and enthusiastic team!
The Crickets Group
The Crickets Group
In order to understand the mind and the reactions of the children you need, first of all, to immerse yourself into their world, to become a part of their play and their interaction with everything that is new. My debut in this unpredictable world was twelve years ago, after graduating university, with a degree in Foreign Languages. At the beginning I was worried about not letting them down...and they were afraid of the novelties that would appear along our journey together. But, along the way, we found out that together we can have fun while learning. After finishing my studies at Spiru Haet University, I met lots of kids that I enjoyed working with. I have organized different contests, prepared genuine plays in English with the kindergarten children, I have organized events, we had fun “English style” and we bonded creating true friendships...
Also, I enjoyed teaching at an after school giving children all my love and my involvement. In 2012 I joined the IOANID team where I found really involved people and really happy children. I will be a part of all these, with all my heart!
The Crickets Group
The Crickets Group
I chose this job because I love the sparkle on children's faces...the one that sends us into a world where everything is possible.
That's why through my work I do everything I can to value each person's particularities. I graduated from “Elena Cuza” National College in Bucharest, teacher-educator specialization, and then I attended The Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences. Afterwards I attended multiple courses aiming at the development of creativity and emotional intelligence for children of young age.
I joined IOANID team being eager of new experiences and challenges through which I can offer high level education. I am thankful for the fact that here the spontaneity and creativity of the preschoolers are encouraged and then channeled for a harmonious development. At the same time, I feel proud that I can join the innocence and joy of childhood every day!
The Crickets Group
In 2015, I graduated the National College, "Elena Cuza", the specialization educator-teacher, and in 2018, I completed the courses of the Faculty of Letters, the Romanian-Catalan specialization. Immediately after graduating, I started my activity in a private educational unit, and since September 2018, I have been a part of IOANID team.
I chose to be among children because it is a "soul occupation, which is done with the soul and rewards you... with the soul".
I am a sensitive, calm, patient, balanced person, so I will always find ways to fascinate children, and to help them develop harmoniously.
“If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older!” (Tom Stoppard). Working with preschool children I discovered an extraordinary way of carrying childhood with me!
After a four-year break, during which I have taught in primary schools, I returned to my first love: the kindergarten. I have a total of 16 years of teaching experience, mostly in the kindergartens and international schools in Bucharest.
After I became a mother, I returned to teach with even greater joy and love for the children, combined with an enormous confidence in the potential of each pupil.
The skills acquired through initial and continuous training, the experience, the creativity, the spontaneity and, last but not least, the empathy are the magical "ingredients" that help me, day by day, to inspire children to have confidence and courage to overcome obstacles, but also to assert their own abilities.
I have always had a beautiful connection with the children, and the sense of satisfaction I feel when contributing to their education is fantastic. I love children and this has caused me to turn my attention to this field, to study and to dedicate myself to them. With much love for their kindness, empathy and passion, I know I can make preschoolers happy and fulfilled.
I started my teaching activity in 2014, after, through different volunteering activities, camps, programs over several years, I realized that my place is with children, helping them to discover their values and to progress every day.
Thus, at IOANID I have found the framework that suited my professional and personal aspirations. From the beginning I was convinced that the whole kindergarten group is dedicated to the development of children and all together, we will have a significant contribution in shaping their personality.
I started this special “journey” towards Childhood Wonder Land 8 years ago, having the belief that a teacher is not only the one who trains, but also a person who offers a piece of his/her own life to the children that he/she is working with, who always guides their steps, satisfies their needs, gives them unconditional love and, last but not least, sets up examples.
Having these standards in mind, I graduated “Matei Basarab” Pedagogical High School from Slobozia in 2007 and the Social Communication and Public Relations section of Bucharest University. From 2011 onwards I have been completed the specific preschool teacher examinations and a Master in Educational Management.
I joined the IOANID team with enthusiasm, eager to focus my vitality, creativity and strong motivation in a prestigious educational environment. I was warmly welcomed by a team of professionals. Here, every day that I spent with the children brings me joy and satisfaction and each end of year comes with incomparable feelings.
I have always enjoyed sharing what I know, a little of who I am. I’ve been feeling that each child that I taught has left with a piece of myself, and this is the way I bring my own contribution to the evolution of society. In my point of view, children are the future of one nation, of a civilization, and this is why a sound education is needed since a baby’s first days of life. Considering this, I chose to work with very young children, although I started my career as a primary school teacher. For 13 years I had the opportunity to experience the British educational system, by being part of a famous international school team. I had the chance to participate at various conferences, in Bucharest and abroad. The training topics were related to development and learning on early years, interactive teaching methods, but also educational pioneers’ theories and practice.
For me, each child represents a whole universe by himself, a universe that we get to know and help function, according to his own gravitational laws. As teachers we must offer the children not only knowledge, but also the tools that facilitate lifelong learning. The first years are the most important for child’s development and this is why my attention is focused on cognitive, physical, linguistic and socio-emotional development equally.
I joined the IOANID team and I believe in the education we promote. I appreciate that, based on the Romanian traditions and values, IOANID’s aim is to shape valuable people using modern teaching techniques. I hope and I believe that we are the change that is required by the modern society.
"Music starts from the heart and talks to hearts." George Enescu
I joined IOANID Kindergarten in the winter of 2016 because I love children and music. IOANID is the place where musical education has a particularly important role in helping with the emotional and cognitive growth of children, where they learn to love singing in a choir, playing the piano and being on a stage.
I graduated from “George Enescu” National University of Music in Bucharest, the Faculty of Composition, Musicology and Musical Pedagogy, I used to be a lyrical artist in the National Chamber Choir Madrigal for 10 years, a musical editor with Radio Romania International, all the while working as a teacher in both state-funded and private schools. I pass on my love for music through singing, elements of musical language, through joy, while shaping the children’s musical talents, encouraging their creativity and self-reliance.
In preparing meals, we use fresh ingredients provided by carefully selected suppliers on bio-nutrition criteria. We offer a varied and balanced menu, established with the help of healthcare professionals, respecting the necessary nutrition principles for the child`s best development and growth.
The purpose of these workshop courses is stimulating creativity, their capacity to express themselves and practicing different creative or academic techniques.