Kelsie Castro

Kelsie Castro

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn." -Benjamin Franklin

"There are a million things one might do with a block of wood. But what do you think might happen if someone, just once, believed in it?" -Suzanne Weyn (Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium)

Kelsie graduated from CSULB with a BA in Linguistics and a minor in Anthropology. While her original goal was to work as a teacher for ESL students, she realized shortly after graduating that her true passion was working with young children. She decided to continue her education at LBCC, this time focusing on Early Childhood Education. There she had the opportunity to learn from several experienced and knowledgeable professors who helped guide her understanding of different philosophies while also helping her to develop her skills as an educator. She is now working on extending that development by pursuing a Masters in Education.

Kelsie is constantly inspired by the natural creativity and inquisitive spirits of the children she works with. She believes that children are willing and capable learners who find the most success in environments that support and inspire them. She strongly supports the idea that children learn through play and that they construct knowledge from their interactions with the world around them. As an educator she values opportunities that allow her to collaborate with children and participate in the learning process. She sees herself as a co-researcher, learning both with the children and from them.

Outside of the classroom Kelsie enjoys art, movies, snowboarding, yoga, going to Disneyland, playing with her puppy, and spending time with her friends and family.