Puppies - Winter 2017/2018

Hi Everyone! I wanted to begin with thanking everyone for welcoming me so warmly and kindly as I join the Ark of Hope staff as the new puppies teacher. I am very excited to have the opportunity to walk alongside your children as they continue to develop and take their first steps into the world of education. 

A little bit about myself, My name is Jamie Sung (Ms. Jamie) I was born and raised in the San Francisco Sunset area for a large part of my childhood, but later moved to the East Bay and have been living there ever since. A few things I enjoy are, cooking/baking, crafting, hiking, sunny days at the beach, and rainy days cuddled up with a book and some hot tea. I graduated from BIOLA University in 2016 with a BA in Psychology. I spent a year post-graduation working as a Behavioral Therapist with children diagnosed with autism. Although, I enjoyed my time as a Behavioral Therapist, my past experiences working with and teaching children made me realize my calling was more towards early childhood development and education. Which led me to a position at Ark Christian Preschool. I started working as an afternoon staff at Ark Christian Preschool in June 2017, and soon after joined the Ark of Hope afternoon staff. 

A few things I strive to focus on as I take on the responsibilities of the Puppies Class is:
-Character Building: By teaching simple acts of kindness and responsibility towards their peers and their community. And by modeling confidence for your child to be motivated and confident to learn. 
-Social Skills and Table Manners: By continuing to teach them their “please” and “thank you’s” as well as expanding their vocabulary, working on eye contact, and greetings. 
-Fine and Gross Motor Skills: Through daily activities either at the table or during body movement that will stimulate and develop your child’s motor skills as they continue to advance. 

Again, I am very excited and grateful for the opportunity to teach your children. If at anytime you have questions for me I am available to you in person before or after school as well as by phone during nap time. 

I look forward to meeting you all and getting to know you better as well. 

See you around!