My First Day at Cornerstone Daycare Center as an Assistant Teacher
I walked up to the front door of the building and pressed the buzzer. The door opened as I entered the lobby. I saw the mission statement, poster boards, children’s artwork, and a huge clock on the wall with the time showing 7:30am. I felt my heart raced as I walked closer to the Director’s office. I stopped walking, took a deep breath, and looked outside through the glass window that stretched from one section of the lobby to the door. I saw cars and buses passing, parents and children walking and dog owners walking their dogs. I heard the buzzer for the door and felt my heart thump. I quickly pulled my thoughts and nervous body together and tapped on the Director’s office door . I heard “Come”. I then opened the door with a smile on my face and said, “Good Morning” The tall, beautiful, slender woman greeted me with such joy and excitement as she welcomed me to the center. I felt, that is how I should be feeling but instead I was nervous. Her warm smile and excited reaction took my nervous feelings down from 10 to a 5. She then walked me out her office and handed me over to the Educational Director.
The Educational Director greeted me with a huge smile that made her eyes twinkle. She spoke with a calm voice and expressed her delight of having me on board. When she was finished talking to me my nervousness subsided to a 3 and the smile on my face got wider. She showed me around the school and introduced me to the staff. At this time, I felt pumped, happy, and ready to meet the students of my classroom. I was still a little nervous, but no one could not tell by looking at me, my smile was that big. On our way to the classroom, we walked up two flights of stairs to the second floor. When we got to the floor, all the doors were closed, and no one was insight. The walls were covered with poster-boards , parents’ bulletin boards, healthy eating habits charts, children’s work, and signs with directions to the bathrooms. All the posters and signs were clearly displayed to navigate one easily throughout the school.
My smile got wider knowing I could not get lost on that huge floor. Everything was labeled. As I looked around the quiet floor, I thought to myself “maybe the children are not here yet.” We then walked over to the classroom, the door was open, and as I proceeded to walk in, I saw students sitting around a table playing with table toys. The lead teacher walked over and greeted me with a big smile as she welcomed me to the Pre-K class. I was then introduced to the students. Some shyly told me their names, and others started talking to me immediately sharing with me what they were doing and invited me to come sit with them. At this time all my nervousness was gone. I felt special, almost like it was my birthday. Everyone was so polite, caring, and friendly. This was the start of my first day at Cornerstone Daycare Center. I can happily say it has been seven months and it still feels like my first day.