This is a nightmare. Pure evil driven nightmare. There’s been a huge hole in my heart since I stopped working with children to move out here. I thought a break from those germ infested monsters is what I needed. So I got a few retail jobs and hated it just as much as I always have. It just confirmed to me that working with children is what I’m supposed to do. My purpose. I have never been happier ( or stressed) than when I am working with kids. It’s just awesome.
So apparently here I need early childhood education credits to work with children. Which makes sense, but really? I have worked with children 7 years. YEARS. I have more experience with kids then people who just sit in those classes and cheat their way to pass. 7 years and over 40+hours of training courses isn’t enough. It’s good but I need a paper from a college to say that I know how babies are made to do what I love.
It’s sad too cause when I worked at Spirit Halloween, I talked to tons of people about kids. I don’t know how many times I said ” this is my first job without kids” to people and they told me how crappy their extended care is or how their staff could care less about the kids and it seriously breaks my heart. I would do anything to work for children and these people, because they can afford to go to college and bs through some classes, get to work with children?
And because I am from Phoenix, I have to pay taxes once in CA in order to get california resident college tuition. If not, I have to pay out of state. Which I can’t pay for. I probably can’t even afford in state tuition. Plus we moved In march so I can’t even take a class until fall 2013. Maybe summer If they have the classes I need.
Le fricken sigh.