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My name is Tyronica Burks, and I have been working in the Early Childhood Education field for over 15 years.
The Learning Cupboard was created to provide educational curriculum that will help increase the quality of childcare educational programs, parental awareness, home schooling and will help stimulate school readiness in young children.
During my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and my dog "Nikko". I also enjoy exercising, making arts and crafts, reading books, magazines & watching movies.
For more information on my specific expertise, see below:
I have earned my Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential, Childcare Center Directors License for Kansas and Missouri, and I am endorsed as a Professional Development Specialist through the Counsel for Professional Recognition.
In December of 2007 I graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Family Life and Community Services from Kansas State University. In 2008 from the same university, I also acquired a Certificate in Conflict Resolution. In 2009 I became a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) and in July of 2010, I received six facilitator certifications from the Active Relationships Center in the following areas:
• Active Military Life & Resiliency Skills
• Active Relationship for Young Adults
• Active Choices
• Active Marriage
• Active Families
• Active Adults
I am currently working on a Financial Planning Certification through Boston University. I have been a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and a member of the National Council of Family Relations (NCRF). I am currently building educational curriculum that will help increase the quality of childcare and adult education programs, parental awareness, home schooling, and will help stimulate school readiness in young children. Several of these programs have been approved for in-service training hours for childcare providers through the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Some have already been taught in a variety of community based and workshop settings.
Those programs are as follows:
• The Importance of Reading: A course for Parents of Preschoolers
• Volunteer and Intern Programs
• Quality Childcare On A Shoestring Budget
• Techniques and Skills to Help Diffuse Challenging Behaviors Before During and After Military Deployments
• An Essential Guide to Curriculum and Lesson Planning