Meet Jenny! – blogger and dayhome owner extraordinaire!
February 3, 2014
Hi everyone, my name is Jenny Campbell. I live in Edmonton, Alberta and just turned twenty- four. A little background on me: I completed my diploma in Early Learning and Child Care from Grant MacEwan University in 2011 and then transferred over to University of Victoria Child and Youth Care program last year, where I am completing my third and four year of the degree program. I will be graduating in September of this year! I am also contemplating starting my masters degree with a specialization in the early years ( 0- 18 months).
From the beginning I have always loved children. As early as I can remember I always wanted to babysit. Then it turned into nannying and then ultimately a career path. I looked at every possible career that involved children but I always came back to childcare. As I continued through my studies it became apparent that my skills and abilities to take care of children flourished with my increasing educational base. I can remember my first class in child development: I was so fascinated and stimulated that I knew I had found my calling. After I completed my diploma I realized that I wanted to further my education and pursue the degree program through distance at UVIC.
This is when things changed for me. A family approached me about caring for their nine-month-old son full time. I had known this particular family for a long time and felt that it would be a great fit. So the journey of distance learning and full time caregiving began. As the year went on what I thought was my “job” became more than a job; it became my true passion. For the first time in my life I knew where I was headed and it had everything to do with caring for children. So I started dreaming big about one day opening my own day home. I had never intended on owning my own business, but as the demand increased, I realized that I could provide a service that was desperately needed. As quickly as I told one family, two more would inquire, and right before my eyes my dream was coming true.
Stayed tuned for more blog posts from me and my journey in childcare!