Vivian Ng

I was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to Canada when I was two. I spent my childhood growing up in Richmond and feel fortunate to live in such a vibrant and culturally diverse community. I love putting myself in new and unfamiliar situations or experiences because I believe change is the only constant, and I try to embrace that in its entirety. I don’t travel as often as I want to, but I love learning about different cultures and seeing how as human beings, we can all be the same yet also have such unique and special values and practices. One of my most amazing experiences was getting my scuba diving license and being able to see first-hand the sea life in Porteau Cove. It was an eye-opening experience to witness the life and activity that exists underneath our waters, and it makes you realize how small you are in this big and wonderful universe.

My passion for children and education was borne from my experiences back in high school when I volunteered at children’s summer day camps for community service hours. It was during my third summer volunteering there that I seriously began to consider pursuing early childhood for my post-secondary studies. I decided to take the leap and follow my heart, and I haven’t looked back since. There is something almost magical about being with this age group and being able to witness their innate curiosity and love for the world around them. I felt inspired from the first time I was around these young children and almost a decade later, nothing has changed. I continue to be inspired each and every day.

Coming from a background and childhood where I didn’t always feel like I fit in, my personal teaching style focuses on children’s individual strengths and unique traits. I believe the differences in each of us are what make us closer and help us to embrace who we are as individuals. Each and every child is capable and able to pursue their goals as long as we, as teachers and guides, help them to realize it. I truly believe each and every person has potential, and this is at the core of my teaching philosophy; we all have potential and can achieve greatness, we just need to believe and know that we can.

Witnessing their first moments and first experiences, and the genuine love and curiosity in their eyes. Working with children is such a grounding and pure experience, and I go to work knowing that I am going to feel inspired just being around them. Working with children at this young age allows me to be surrounded in an environment that’s filled with constant wonderment and exploration.

I enjoy baking more than cooking, and my favourite dish to bake is apple crumble. It’s perfect for any occasion!

Teleportation, so I could travel anywhere!

I have a pet Labrador Retriever who I spend most of my free time with on the weekends. We go on hikes, to the beach, anywhere that involves nature which includes parks and our own backyard. I also enjoy spending time with my friends, and reading and watching movies to relax and unwind.