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Congratulations, Terri Kottwitz.

Announcement - Terri Kottwitz Resized 

Terri Kottwitz is an Early Childhood Educator with 27 years of experience in the child care sector who has devoted much of her adult life to mentoring young children and fostering learning in natural environments. Terri is a Cedarsong certified Forest Kindergarten teacher from Cedarsong Nature School and a certified Forest and Nature School Practitioner from The Child and Nature Alliance of Canada.

For the last 14 years, Terri has been the owner and director of ForestKids Early Learning, a family run and family oriented child care centre that provides a nurturing, stimulating environment where children learn and grow. This centre is special because many of the current staff were looked after by Terri when they were babies, showing that this is truly a family institution in Hammonds Plains.

Terri has built an amazing opportunity for children and their families where parents and family members are welcomed to play an active role in their children’s day. Her biggest accomplishment is being able to give children the opportunity to explore nature with the same freedom she had as a child. Seeing children laugh, sing, dance and play all while learning to have repect for others and the willingness to help and care for nature, the other children, and themselves. This core value is very evident in the quality of child care that Terri provides.  

Terri’s own mentor is Elizabeth Hicks, an Early Childhood Consultant who Terri has worked with for 14 years. She has inspired Terri and kept her going through the good and the bad times, and helped her to continue to provide this amazing centre for the community to grow in.

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