I’m Kim: a Registered Early Childhood Educator, Masters student, best friend, sister, cat-and-plant parent, avid cross-country skier, singer-songwriter, and blogger apparently!

Kim Barton

I became a Registered ECE in 2020 after returning to post-secondary school in 2018 to learn more about working alongside young children. Little did I know that what started as a career stepping stone into counselling or school-aged teaching would unfold into a journey of becoming. My transformative experiences prompted me to start documenting some of my insights on a blog for one of my projects. I continue to use this space professionally and personally to reflect on my learning. I am a current MSc student at UofG in the Family Relations and Human Development program investigating Ontario ECE’s mental well-being.


Pedagogical Consultant

Previous Local Outdoor Education Facilitator

“Retired” Camp Counsellor/Director

Supply Educator (ECE/Primary Teacher)

Lifelong Learner

Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant

Past Experiences

Teaching Assistant at University of Guelph
(2020 – PRESENT)
Courses: Child Practicum (F’20, W’21); Principles of Program Design for Children (W’21); Child Practicum III (W’21)

Research Assistant with Family Relations and Applied Nutrition Department, University of Guelph
(2020 – 2021)
Working under the supervision of Dr. Tricia vn Rhijn, I contributed to the Reimagining Canadian Family Policies project, funded by $2.5 million SSHRC Partnership Grant

Emergency Supply Primary Teacher and “ECE” with the Upper Grand District School Board  (2018 – 2019)