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Patricia Gruber

Major: Child, Adult, and Family Services



Company/Organization: Lily Pad Learning Center
Company/Organization website: http://lilypadlearningcenter.com
Destination: Huxley, Iowa
Timeframe: August 2017

Advisor/Coordinator Email: enloe@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
My internship responsibilities are doing business tasks in the main office with the director and assistant directors. Other days I help cover ratios in the classroom ranging from ages 8 weeks old-5 years old (preschool).

I accomplished...
One of the greatest accomplishments I have received from my internship is getting to see the children grow and develop over my semesters at Lily Pad.

I learned...
My greatest lesson learned from my internship is no two days are ever the same! Each day at Lily Pad is a new day full of smiles from the classrooms! I also have learned many new strategies in the classrooms for each of the different ages levels.

Advice for others...
Be yourself and have fun! This is a great field to work in! You will create so many memories!

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