Student Information

Student Name

Justyna Krol




Internship Information

Company/Organization: Happy Times Daycare Preschool

Mentor(s):Agnieszka Pogorzelska

Topic of Internship

Early Childhood Education/ Nursing

Background Information

Located in Garfield, New Jersey, Happy Times Daycare Preschool offers children from the age of 2 and 5, and their families with a school filled with love, care, and patience. All teachers are bilingual, in Polish and English, which offers the studentsa language they can understand and the basis of another language that they will need to use to further their education. The teachers are dedicated in creating a safe and secure atmosphere, which they work around the schedule of the parents, by opening at 8am and close at 5pm. Happy Times Daycare Preschool is state licensed childcare and plays an important role in expanding the intellectual, social, physical, mental, and emotional development ofall the young children in their facility. The compassionate and most importantly patient staff, understands and almost expects that, for many of the children, this is the first experience they have inside of a classroom. With this, the teacher’s help the children build their character and prepare them for a lifefilled withlearning and strength in overcoming lives little obstacles.

Summary of Internship

As an intern at Happy Times Daycare Preschool, every Thursday held a surprise. I have the opportunity to gain an appreciation in working with three amazing teachers who help me understand the world of being an “all-in-one” teacher. They explained to me that the children look at me as an adult someone to keep them safe, understood, and calm; they have their trust in me. Usually my days consist of assisting the children in a variety of daily activities which include creating art projects, supervising the children when they play, and even teaching the students a lesson about the seasons, a poem, or even a song. Every week brought a new lesson, giving my internship a bit more life. My mentor and the staff that I worked with are an amazing group of people. They assist me with I need help, give me some pointers in dealing with little children, and even expanded my Polish. It is something I will cherish. My internship is not only teaching little children, but I learned how a young children presents themselves to new faces, to new material, but most importantly how they act accordingly to each other. This internship helped realize that this is the building block in pediatric nursing. I need to understand the child before anything. As time continues, I see I not only work better with the faculty and staff, but better with the children. I am truly grateful that I enjoy every moment at my internship; it is something I will always be thankful for.

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