Gardening with little ones.

See how this simple activity influences the young minds.

Published by emijg1015

I began my road to profession during my high school years. I started at a day care center. During my stead, I pursued my love for hospitality and enrolled at the Hudson County Community College Culinary Arts program. Since then, I dedicated a good portion of time in the food and beverage industry. I was always too happy to work and be engaged in every aspect, including doing dishes and mopping to bathrooms and trash. I learned early on that hard work and dedication defined who I was, who I am, and who I will be. During a time of temporary relocation I took on a role as Case Manager for a mostly Hispanic community. Here I fell in love with psychology. Soon after going back home I enrolled in the Psychology program at Argosy University in Sarasota Florida. I applied much of what I learned to how I performed my duties, how I made hiring choices, and more importantly, how to be. On the home front, I applied what I learned when engaging with my family and friends, and in doing so, I have been privileged to inspire my grandchildren to grow up with curiosity and a deep love for adventure. My family is my ultimate love, and my grandkids are my greatest motivators for wanting to pursue an educational path that allows me the opportunity to inspire a young mind. Taking a moment to reflect, I have come full circle. Evaluating the things that I have done, and the strides I have made towards positive professional growth, I return to the place where it all began, school and child care.

2 thoughts on “Gardening with little ones.

  1. Emily, I see you are all about gardening, me too. I have a small raised garden in my back yard, and I usually garden with my students. I got a grant about 2 years ago from the Smart Start Children’s Partnership, and I ordered a little greenhouse for the students. They loved growing flowers and veggies.Cynthia Hunt


    1. Hi Cynthia. Gardening just happened to become me. I never really had a green thumb. But one day, after four years of active grandparenting, I stopped life long enough to see that my grandchildren spent most of their formative years. They represent my true strength. And if all I ever do is influence the ever increasing family of mine, I want to make sure that they grow up with the tools to manage the different obstacles that will inevitably find them. I want them to represent themselves with knowledge and confidence and push on to make a difference of their own.


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