Preschool Teacher At First Steps Learning Academy
My name is Alison Ramos and I currently live in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. When I am not working, you can find me at the baseball fields with my younger brother or painting with my younger sister. I enjoy reading, drawing, and painting. Growing up I always wanted to work with in a classroom, but my backup option was child psychology. I am currently enrolled at Northwest Florida State College working on my degree for early childhood education. Most of my free time is spent studying or reading. My friends like to call me a perfectionist because everything I do; I like it done exactly how I want it.
I come from a big family, and I think that's where my love for children started. I am one of thirteen children. I am twenty-three and the fifth oldest amongst my siblings. I currently have no children of my own. Working with kids really helps the baby fever, at least until I am ready for one of my own. My parents currently live in Philadelphia because my father is in need of a double lung transplant and all of his family, besides me and a few of my siblings, live there. My mother was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2020. I like to think of my family as the Brady Bunch. We all are different from one another, from the color of hair down to our skin tone. I was born in Pensacola and spent most of my life in Fort Walton Beach. I am closest with my younger sister, Destiney. She is two years younger than me and it's like having a lifelong best friend. We do everything together and I couldn't imagine my life without her. We are currently living together since our parents moved up North in July of 2020. Our home life is very relaxing. With us both working Monday-Friday, we normally spend our weekends together studying and hanging out with friends from time to time.
My interest in Early Childhood Education has been present for as long as I can remember. In elementary school I would always play 'teacher' with my sister. I would 'grade' her papers and would even give her pretend 'homework.' Throughout high school I took on a lot of babysitting jobs. I started working for a Daycare after I graduated high school in 2017. It had become my favorite place to be. I loved spending time with the kids. While being employed there, I knew working in a field of childhood education was something I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I started classes for childhood education in 2019. I was already two years into my AA when I knew what I wanted to go for as my major. I stopped working in that facility because the director closed the facility and retired. After that I wanted to explore new job interests: retail, managing, serving, etc. It wasn't until my employment at FSLA that I remembered why I loved the field of teaching so much. Although I have made accomplishments over the years, I feel as if I have made the most growth while working at FSLA.
Working with Children
Imagination is endless when it comes to children. I could spend hours and hours conversating with children because they can spark conversation over the craziest things. Growing up, there were times I lacked love and affection from my parents. I want to be able to give children a place to feel the extra love and affection they may not get from home. I want to build a positive classroom for them to know they are safe to express their own feelings. The children I work with are still very young and new to emotions. Sometimes they don't know how to express their feelings. Too often are their tantrums discarded as bad behavior, when sometimes it's simply because they don't know how to express themselves. I want them to know that it's okay to feel the emotions they feel. Setting this foundation is what drives my passion.
Life's Awesome Moments
Working With First Steps Learning Academy
The first thing I love about working with FSLA is the children. Each one is different in their own way. Each child has their own personality, making them each individually unique. Not only do I love the children, but the staff is like no other. The staff was so welcoming when I started. They answered all my questions even when I asked too many. Working here has showed me what a real work family looks like. It allowed me to grow and learn at my own pace, but also be challenged by having deadlines to things.