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About Salma

About Me

Welcome to Small Wonders Dayhome & Playschool! I'm Salma - keeper of this blog, busy wife  and  over-achieving mother of 4 (3 girls 1 boy).  Small Wonders is a unschooling project that turned into my livelihood. 

In 2014, after working and volunteering in various fields that aimed to promote the best of childhood and family life, I decided to take it back to the basics, and start my own daycare. Transitioning into a dayhome/program was not difficult for me - it was just an extension of what we had been doing at home since forever.

How so?  Well, I began (un)homeschooling aka unschooling my daughter who is now preparing for university when she was a toddler. 
Most week-ends my childrens' friends would ask to join in our "school" activities. On any given weekend I found myself surrounded by 4 or 5 kids, doing art, music or language. It was quite interesting! As time went on I began to learn different skills and subjects so that I could teach my kids.  I have unschooled all my children and I still love it.

Back in school (eons ago),  I earned an Honours degree in Criminology and Women & Gender Studies. Just before I started Small Wonders I was working in a poverty law office- I had found my niche (or so I thought). I loved the work that I was doing, however, after the birth of my daughter Z in 2013, returning to work was not the same. I decided that I could maximize my skills just as much inside the home as outside.

I am a past mommy blogger, turned your neighborhood dayhome/playschool lady. Past lives have seen me as a Special-Needs Nanny, Kids Party Planner, Social Service worker, Literacy Administrator, Fundraiser,  Amateur Photographer, and Caterer. I have worked in the Educational, Legal, Shelter, and Human Services. Since 2010, I have worked behind the scenes as an Infant Loss Peer Supporter (something my family has been through) 
I'm creative, organized and passionate. I'm also pretty much a Jill of All Trades. Just give me a challenge, and I'm on it!

I think my past experience flows in all that I do both as administrator of Small Wonders as well as a hands-on childcare provider. Presently, I spend a great deal of time reading and learning about new ideas and best practices in childcare, and learning just about anything, so that I can pass it on to my little group. I hope to continue studying as my children grow.

When I'm not wiping snotty noses, changing poopy diapers, or cleaning up spaghetti sauce off my walls and floors, you'll probably find me editing the blog, working out, or finding something (that's not TV) to keep my young kids preoccupied.
 
My hope for this blog is to share honestly, beautiful trifles of our days at Small Wonders. I am a very social, yet, sometimes private person. I don't blog about my personal life here, but there may be some hints of the story behind the story if you read between the lines OR if you know me personally.


Would you like to get in touch for a non-childcare matter? Drop me a note here.


Where you will might find me
I am the Creator of The Sole Sisters Collective
I blog about various aspects of my life at World Moms Blog
I am one of the original CG girls...

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