Teija is an experienced pre-school teacher and school leader. She has been in a key role in creating the language immersion program in English Playschool in Vaasa, Finland. She is specialised both in school leadership and in language immersion and teaching methods.
In her pedagogical philosophy she emphasizes creativity, free play, observation, documentation and rituals to best support the children on their individual learning journeys. She looks forward to working with international partners to help create unique learning experiences for children around the world.
Kristiina has a 40-year career in early childhood education as a teacher, pre-school teacher and as deputy school director. Sha also has extensive international experience. She has trained ECEC personnel and teachers in Central-Asia and the Middle-East as a part of international development programs and given lectures about family and parenting in Central-Asia, Russia and Ukraine.
She has also published two books in Finland about children and parenting.