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Connect with Brittany Kozak,

Founder of Kindergarten for Life

from Vancouver, Canada

Connect with Brittany Kozak,

Founder of Kindergarten for Life

from Vancouver, Canada

Introduction

Headline:

Founder of Kindergarten for Life

I am a(n):

Education Consultant Academic Advisor Mother Dog Lover World Traveller Beach Volleyball Player Food Obsessed Teacher

I can help you:

  • find the time to do the activities that you dream about doing with your kids when you become a parent.
  • see how math, literacy, and art are easy to do at home in fun and playful ways.
  • find the language that helps your child form healthy friendships and kindness.
  • save time and money, because this is a catch-all program.
  • create lasting memories with your child.

Why me:

I love children. I love play. I love community. I love to help people. I love to learn. I love to teach. I love health and wellness. I love welcoming people. I love stories, your story.

I am available for:

📞 Telephone | 💻 Virtual | 🤙 In person | ⚡ One time payment

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Discovery Call

Free


  • Over the phone
  • 20 minutes
  • 1 booking(s) remaining this month

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Let's Grab a Coffee

Free


  • In person
  • 1555 Yew St, Vancouver, BC V6K 3E5
  • 45 minutes
  • 2 booking(s) remaining this month

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Kindergarten for Life: Drop-In

USD $35.00


  • One time payment
  • 10 booking(s) remaining this month

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Kindergarten for Life: 10 Pack

USD $299.00


  • One time payment
  • Currently available

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Kindergarten On-Call: 1 day

USD $120.00


  • In person
  • 2201 York Ave. Unit 1, Vancouver, BC
  • Currently available

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Kindergarten On-Call: 10 day pass (1 day FREE)

USD $1,080.00


  • In person
  • 2201 York Ave. Unit 1, Vancouver, BC
  • Currently available

About

My story:

If you want the bullet points of my credentials, scroll down. If you want to get to know the person behind those black and white credentials, read on.

Education is what I live and breathe in every aspect of my professional and personal life. I am the teacher who is always on. It is not my job, it is my identity. As soon as I learn something I want to teach it, but most of all I want to be taught. I am a life-long learner, a teacher-researcher, with the goal to make knowledge and experience acquisition easy and accessible to as many beating hearts as I can (children, adults, animals). Learning is for everyone, especially me. I am the teacher who wants to learn with my pupil, because let me tell you, the best learning is always a two-way street. I love to empower people, especially children, with the realization that they can–they can make mistakes, they can persevere, they can learn it. It is all about setting the right goals for each learner and each experience. It is about layers, many layers of context that make the learning matter. It is about confidence and equity. I love my profession, and don't ever feel like I need to escape it. I cry on the last day of school. I will always miss my students and their families. I always want more. I never left the elementary school classroom for a reason. It is where I belong. All this, and yet I have so many other diverse passions in life. I love to explore the unknown. Perhaps this is why I have moved, travelled, and sought novelty my whole life. This thirsty curiosity is why I speak fluent French. It is why I have turned down dream jobs to explore the unknown. It is why I graduated high school at 16. It is why I know so many people from so many walks of life. It is what makes me an amazing teacher.

Resume

Professional experiences:

  • French and Kindergarten Teacher at Pear Tree Elementary
  • Academic Advisor at Voilà Learning
  • French Teacher at Boardwalk Montessori
  • Educational Consultant at Self-Employed
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Therapist at Above and Beyond Consulting
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Educational experiences:

  • Masters in Child Study and Education at University of Toronto
  • Elementary Teacher Certification at University of Toronto
  • AIM Language Learning for French at Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study - University of Toronto
  • French Diploma at L'Université de Montpellier - Paul Valéry
  • Double BA in Psychology and French at Dalhousie University
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Portfolio

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Kids thrive in the space that is colourful, soft to the touch, dynamic enough to explore, yet organized enough not to overly distract. Having a kid doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your living room and have it become a plastic rainbow. It is important to strike a balance so that the room still reflects you and remains space that you want to spend time, but now WITH your kid.

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Games and activities that are extensions to what your child sees YOU doing will be so interesting to them, not to mention you are more likely to join in and play. I obviously bake a lot of cookies.

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Fun fact: you should prioritize teaching letter sounds over teaching letter names.

There’s so much research on children’s language and literacy development, let me share this research with you!

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I obviously love being a kindergarten teacher, but have I mentioned how much I love being a mom? How exciting that I get to be a mom and a teacher, but with kids and their parents, in the Kindergarten For Life classroom! Dreams do come true.

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If I’m going to show a picture of how much I love being a mom, I should probably also show a picture that shows how much I love being a teacher.

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Animals are so good for us and our children. They teach us so many things, and in this case Taboo, my dog, is teaching us French!

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The beach is not just for volleyball and reading my book, it is where are the sand monster comes out to play. Play like no one is watching.

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Etch-a-sketch

Hello 90's! Perfect "screen time" for a toddler and beyond. Come on, you know you want to!

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