I am Janani, a mamma, an AMI birth – six years Montessori Guide & an Early Childhood Educator. My journey with education began as a passion for teaching as a young child. I would neatly arrange my dolls in a file, resembling my 2nd grade classroom and ‘teach’ for hours on end. That was my idea of a teacher – an adult who stood in front of a classroom and told the children what to do!
Since then, it has taken me two Montessori trainings & daily contemplation to unlearn my idea of teaching and re-learn what it means to be an educator. As adults, we are at an advantage! This is because young children are watching us and learning from us. They are using us as inspiration to create themselves and with this, comes tremendous responsibility. So, I have learnt that to be an educator, I must first be willing to observe myself, to accept that I am a work in progress, that I can learn throughout life and that learning doesn’t have to happen in just a classroom. After all, isn’t this really what we want for all the children in our lives?!
Along with my Montessori trainings, I also completed a Masters in Education and worked in different schools in India, my home country and in the United States, my current home! I am deeply passionate about the early years of a child’s life (from birth to three years) and in order to impact the littlest children, I learnt that I have to work along with the families of these little children. Srishti was born as a result of this!
Srishti is creation & this seemed fitting since my work is dedicated to the child who is continually working on creating her unique self. I see Srishti as a tiny drop in the ocean. My hope with this platform is to create a community that will inspire us to reflect on our thoughts and actions, helping us create holistic environments to raise curious, responsible and joyful children.
How do I get in touch with you?
Hang around & check out what this platform has to offer! You can also find me on Facebook and Instagram.
I have a specific question about my child and family. Do you offer personalized assistance?
I love working with individual families and children. I do offer video and in-person consultations, and will be happy to work with you to see how we can best help your child. If you want to know more, please drop a message.