💡 Kindergarten specialist turned curriculum writer and educator support system 🇨🇦 On a mission to help all Canadian teachers stress less 💪 Over 1,000 educators trained and worked with 💻 Over 19,000 resources being used by educators 💖 Prevents educator burnout by providing engaging resources and quality PD 👩👦👦 New mom of three under two, including twins 💻 Flagship program, Kinder Planned, with 240+ educators enrolled
Kindergarten specialist turned curriculum writer and educator support system and the owner and CEO of A Playful Purpose: Learning for Littles, where I create engaging French and English resources and provide quality professional development opportunities that truly support and inspire educators. I'm also a new mom of three under two, including twins, on a mission to help all Canadian teachers stress less by simplifying their planning and re-igniting their love of play-based learning.
Through workshops, courses, coaching, programs, and outreach, I have trained and worked with over 1,000 educators. I'm an Ontario and Nova Scotia certified teacher who has taught Kindergarten to grade 8 in both English and French, and I've mentored teachers across Canada as part of my programs with A Playful Purpose. I've also welcomed almost 400 educators to Camp Kinder, virtual PD for educators by educators, in its first year and to date, more than 19,000 of my resources are being used by educators coast to coast.
Rainbows are my jam, but helping educators is my calling. I'm an early learning specialist with a passion for play-based learning and preventing educator burnout by providing engaging resources, quality PD, and teaching them how to use effective systems and routines to re-ignite their spark for teaching.
ARE WE ABOUT TO BECOME BEST FRIENDS?
If you are:
🌈 A kindergarten educator
🌈 Spending too much time planning
🌈 Feeling a little (or a lot) burnt out
🌈 Ready to feel excited about teaching again
And you're looking for:
🌈 French and English play-based resources
🌈 Simple but engaging activities and ideas
🌈 Support and real connection
🌈 Systems and routines that really work
Then you're in the right place!
A Playful Purpose is all about helping YOU re-ignite your love for early learning by removing the stress of searching for resources and planning for play-based learning. By implementing simple systems, reliable routines and not re-inventing the wheel, you can leave work at the bell and leave your prep to prep time. Sound too good to be true? I thought so too. But after years feeling burnt out and on the brink of stress leave, I finally realized that teaching didn't have to be like this.
Now that you're here, I'll show you the way.
I DIDN'T KNOW
I totally get it - when I first started teaching, I thought working all weekend and being on the verge of burnout was just part of the job. Those beautiful classrooms on social media made it seem like that was just the way it was, right?
But man, was I wrong. I took all the AQ and ABQ courses to become a Kinder Specialist and even led dance club (which was so much fun after 10 years of teaching dance as a teenager). I was the kinder lead, joined planning committees... you name it, I did it. But then one day, I found myself so burnt out that I was about to be put on stress leave. That's when I realized that my job was just a part of my life, not my whole life.
I was missing out on all the other parts of me - the parts that love yoga, hanging with friends, playing games, and going for walks. The parts that make me human, not just a teacher. And to be honest, I was even missing out on the chance to fall in love because I was so consumed by work.
So, I made a change. I stopped doing all the extras and focused on prepping during my prep time. I left work at work and you know what? My life started to get better. I fell in love, had a baby, and even turned my hobby into a business! And the best part? My students still learned, still had fun, and I was still a great teacher.
That's what I want for you too, and I'm so excited you found me! Because together, we're going to change your life.
LET'S GET THIS PARTY STARTED
My flagship program is here to help you take back your weekends. It's a kinder educator's best kept secret: monthly plans delivered right to your inbox (goodbye looking for passwords). Want two weeks of plans to see what Kinder Planned is all about? Hit the button below.
Finding play-based resources that are actually engaging and simple to prep is hard - especially in French #amIright. That's actually why I started my business! I asked my community to describe APP resources and they said they are: fun, engaging, easy to implement and effective.
We love a theme. Themes get a bad rap in kinder (I have a podcast episode on this) but the truth is, themes that follow student interest are an awesome intro to inquiry. I put together printables and learning ideas based on favourite kinder themes like dinosaurs, space and baking to do all the planning for you!