Brittany Mitchell works for Child Care Associates, better known as Head Start.
She is a current NW Campus student who is taking Creative Writing I and Business Computer Applications and plans to obtain a master’s in library science.
Mitchell said she teaches 4-and 5-year-olds at Head Start. She said it is not hard to transition between children and adults, but said she has had a lot of practice. She said if a child doesn’t want to follow a direction given to them, they can be distracted by making them think they are doing something they want to do. She said the same thing works with adults, but most have caught on to this tactic.
“Children and adults act a lot alike actually. It’s just easier to redirect a child compared to an adult,” she said.
Mitchell said working with children has not discouraged her from having them.
“I don’t have any children currently but would love to be a mother someday,” she said.