As the mother of two school age children and an experienced teacher with a Masters in Education, I believe that learning is a life long journey and that all of an individual's experiences help shape who they are as a person.  

Working with young children has taught me the value and importance of developing soft skills to help children interact with thoughtfulness and kindness.  This became a core value of my preschool.  I believe that learning is much more than what one can find in a book, it extends to social interaction, environmental awareness and beyond.  By engaging families in meaningful interactions with a focus on using the language of kindness I believe children are gaining skills for life long success.

Formal Education:

  • Master of Science in Education, Medaille College
  • Master of Arts, Criminology, University of Toronto
  • Bachelor of Arts, Honours Sociology & General History, Wilfrid Laurier University

A few of the roles I have experienced as an educator:

  • Owner and facilitator of EducatorMama Outdoor and Play BasedPreschool Jan 2013-March 2020
  • Dean of Students
  • Acting Vice Principal and Guidance Counsellor
  • Grade school teacher in various grades and subjects
  • Challenge Course Manager and Outdoor Education Facilitator 
  • Adapted Physical Education Teacher
  • Black Belt TaeKwonDo instructor and coach

Certificates and Addional Qualifications

  • Ontario College of Teachers, OCT certified
  • Guidance Levels 1 & 2
  • TaeKwonDo 2nd Degree Black Belt
  • First Aid & CPR
  • The Wonder of Boys workshop- Waldorf/Steiner approach to working with boys in ECE

Thank you for your interest and I would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Tara Gratto M.S.Ed, M.A., B.A.

For more information please contact educatormama@gmail.com