Bridget Zito

Bachelor of Fine Arts

The School of The Art Institute of Chicago

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." - Pablo Picasso

I believe that emanating positive energy in a warm and nurturing environment is the greatest gift one can give a developing mind. When a student feels welcome, safe and respected and their efforts are appreciated and praised, a lifetime love of learning is established. My role as an Early Childhood Teacher is to provide the support and guidance that is so crucial during the formative years. I am committed to the social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth of each student.

By working collaboratively with other teachers, the students observe a sense of community and follow the examples set by their mentors. I love having the ability to share my creative background in fine arts, visual and performing, with all involved in the classroom. I also love the opportunity to learn new concepts in STEM, the strengths of my peers, on a daily basis. The positive relationships between the teachers and the students are fostered by being a part of the bigger picture, while having the ability to stand out and share their own individual ideas and talents. 

Each child is a unique person and possesses their own learning styles, strengths and talents. As a teacher, I am there to observe what makes each student special and understand their specific needs in the learning process. Students are most excited to learn when they are able to make choices, share their ideas, and have the necessary tools to build upon their knowledge. I strive to know each child individually and help them discover and build upon their strengths. 

Early Childhood Associate Teacher

Lakeview Classroom