My name is Ria McCormick and I live in Inkoo Fin­land with my 3 chil­dren and hus­band.

About me

For the past 20 years I have worked in child edu­ca­tion which I abso­lutely love and could nev­er think of doing any­thing else.

I recently star­ted my own day­care and with it a shift in focus and drive.

My val­ues

I per­son­ally believe every teach­er needs to think about what is import­ant when respons­ible for little human beings.

Each child deserves to learn, grow and devel­op in a safe and caring envir­on­ment. To be heard, respec­ted and to be giv­en a chance to voice their indi­vidu­al needs, val­ues and have access to under­stand what is hap­pen­ing in their world and the chance to not only make a dif­fer­ence but that instils lifelong val­ues.

Edu­ca­tion, what mat­ters?

What else is import­ant to learn in early years apart from the cur­ricular guidelines of math, num­bers and ICT? Which  all the above has become a massive focus by gov­ern­ments across the nations for young chil­dren lately, please! Give me a three-year-old who does not know how to turn on or use a smart phone. I’m not say­ing we should not have it but is it really that neces­sary in under school age chil­dren? Should we be invest­ing half our resources and time towards it? In my opin­ion, not.

What I believe we should be doing is right under our nose, issues that are hap­pen­ing all around us. Most of which are being ignored in early years, such as sus­tain­ab­il­ity, devel­op­ing a more eco lit­er­ate envir­on­ment & how to sup­port an eco­lo­gi­al view of life. In a nut shell, caring for our world and our future, and what we can and should be doing to help it.

We need Action!

I star­ted dream­ing of a learn­ing envir­on­ment that offers pos­sib­il­it­ies for chil­dren to par­ti­cip­ate and engage in pro­tect­ing our world and mak­ing a dif­fer­ence daily, a way of liv­ing without even think­ing about it. Yes, we do the nor­mal recyc­ling but what else can we do to make an impact. A ‘cur­riculum’, that has a strong eth­os towards our envir­on­ment and world we live in and what is needed to pro­tect it.  A cur­riculum to instil lifelong val­ues and respons­ib­il­ity so our future gen­er­a­tion (your chil­dren) are pre­pared and know how to live in our big beau­ti­ful world.

So, I decided to write a blog (my first blog ever!!! So, I apo­lo­gize before­hand for any blog­ging mis­takes this will be filled with) of our jour­ney through 2019 car­ry­ing on mak­ing big sus­tain­able changes, reor­gan­ising our pri­or­it­ies and devel­op­ing our eco-friendly cur­riculum to make the biggest impact any oth­er day care has ever made and to share it with like-minded people like your­self.

There will be no stress with each post it’s more when the mood strikes and how we are get­ting on with a focus on dif­fer­ent top­ics and sub­jects.

Please feel free to email me at ria.mcc@clp-education.fi  if you have any ques­tions about a post you see here. Thank you so much for drop­ping by.

So excit­ing! Can’t wait to start