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Vanessa Vicente


Former teacher turned daycare provider!

My name is Vanessa Vicente I am 32 years old. I have over 15 years of experience working with individual with special needs in the school setting and outside the school setting. After graduation in 2005 I took my Para-Educator (educational assistance course). I provided care to those with special needs in the school district along with providing respite in foster homes. This led me to take my Degree in Teaching which I completed in 2013 and taught grades K-7. During this time I completed my Post Bacherolette in Special Education. I was in charge of running an Austim Program for the school division for 3 years.


I decided not to go back to teaching after having my son. I didn't want to miss out on a lot of his life but still wanted to be around other children and make a difference and in some form "teach". I thought that I could do both by staying at home and still providing care to children which is my passion. So I went ahead and opened Junior Explorers Daycare within our home in Spring 2021. 


I aim to provide a stimulating learning environment that fosters confidence and encourages children to reach their full potential. I also recognize the importance of trust and successfully established

relationships with children that result in a sage comfortable, yet challenging, learning environment. I am a team player who develops and maintains a strong rapport with my "Explorers" as well as, parents. I believe its essential to bridge the gap between a student's home and school/daycare life to help foster a cooperative learning environment. 

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