Transcription – Yvette Sorin-2018 Prime Minister's Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Education
[Black screen fades up to close-up of woman in interview setting, against a mottled background. Music playing.]
[Caption: Yvette Sorin, Les p’tites crevettes d’Yvette]
[Yvette speaking in an interview setting alternates with voice over accompanied by photo of Yvette lying on the ground with three children playing a game.]
Yvette Sorin: The factor that best promotes learning for children is play. I mostly work with children ages 1 to 5 years old, and I find that by playing they learn the essential skills they need for now and for later.
[Cut back to Yvette in interview setting alternating with voice over accompanied by photos, as follows: five children wearing large t-shirts or just in diapers, covered with paint, on a large drop cloth; Yvette and five children in a playhouse, smiling through the windows; and Yvette and the children playing on the floor.]
Yvette Sorin: The perfect context, the perfect environment, would be one in which a child has ample time to play, such that they can express their creativity, their imagination, while being themselves, and would also feel loved.
[Cut back to Yvette in interview setting followed by voice over accompanied by a video of Yvette speaking into a mic behind a podium. Cut back to the interview setting to conclude.]
Yvette Sorin: I would say that for children from 0 to 5 years technology is not really necessary. It is rather me who uses technology to help them learn. Examples: photos that I send to parents about what their children do during their day and also pictures of their crafts, because we know above all that the children like it. And also, maybe pictures in learning activities, such as in the five senses theme in which I incorporate pictures of the eyes, the mouth, hands into an activity.
[Yvette speaking in interview setting with voice over accompanied by photos, as follows: Yvette playing in the snow with children in snowsuits; and Yvette smiling at children sitting around a table doing a craft activity. Back to interview setting to conclude.]
Yvette Sorin: If I had to give advice to an educator starting an early childhood education career, I would say that you always need to be energetic, have a positive attitude, smile. Also, as you gives challenges to the children, it is important to challenge yourself so we can become better and better for them.
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[Cut to white screen, with the Government of Canada FIP followed by the Canada Wordmark.]