Intira Maimamueang, Early Childhood Educator

Intira Maimamueang, Early Childhood Education

What were you doing before attending Sprott Shaw College?

I was working as an ECE (Basic) in a 3-5 program and wanted to learn more about infants, toddlers, and children with exceptionalities for professional development.

Why did you choose Sprott Shaw College?

I chose Sprott Shaw for it’s Early Childhood Education program because SSC has many locations, a long history, and a good reputation. Additionally, the waiting time for the program was short—only one month to get started in my case. I was impressed with the advisors; they showed me many different program options to help achieve my goals.

How was the admissions process?

It was fast, clear, and informative. My advisor was very professional, and I was impressed with our first meeting. Everything went quickly; there were no headaches.

What program did you choose and why?

I chose the Early Childhood Education program because I knew it was my passion to work with and care for children. I also find fulfillment in helping and supporting their families, as well as serving the community for their well-being.

What was the environment like during your time at Sprott Shaw College?

From the first day until I graduated from the program, it was a memorable experience. I met great advisors, instructors, and classmates. It was a healthy, supportive, encouraging, and caring environment, with a natural feeling of understanding and diversity.

Where was your practicum or co-op and how was it?

I had various practicums where I could learn in different settings. It was a fantastic experience to have the opportunity to learn from such diverse environments. I gained valuable hands-on experience and learned a great deal. These practicums helped me better understand my role and the responsibilities involved in my practice

How long did it take you to find a job after graduation?

It didn’t take long because this field has high demand, with many job opportunities available.

Where do you work? Can you explain your duties?

I am currently working for a children’s centre in Vancouver. My duties include caring for and guiding children, following their milestones and individual needs, and collaborating with their families and other community members to support their well-being.

If you could give advice to someone coming to Sprott Shaw, what would you say?

As a graduate of the ECE program at Sprott Shaw College, I encourage you not to be afraid to ask questions, share your opinions, or seek help. The instructors and your classmates are there to support you. Sprott Shaw College is especially inclusive of international students, regardless of their first language, and understands the challenges they may face.

Is there anything else you would like to share?

I am grateful for the knowledge and qualifications I have gained to pursue my career, and I deeply appreciate all the support I received. I hope you have a similarly enriching experience. Best wishes!

Intira Maimamueang,
Early Childhood Education program
        New Westminster Campus

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