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Anita Khurana Chander

Anita Khurana Chander

Pleasanton, CA USA

"Being a part of a child’s growth and development and seeing the world through their eyes is incomparable."

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Anita's work combines: Education, Music, and Teaching / Mentoring

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Day In The Life

Preschool Educator

I educate preschoolers through exploration, compassion, and understanding.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree


    Suffolk University

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Preschool Educator:

Bachelor's Degree: Communications

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    Was heading for a career in Communications. Wanted to become a journalist. I was working on a talk show where I was responsible for recruiting guests on opposing sides for various different topics.

  • 2.

    The show ended. I liked the experience and tried some anchoring techniques at the studio on some late nights. I would read the scripts off of a teleprompter and present them to the camera (audience).

  • 3.

    I felt like something was missing. Maybe the Communications/Broadcasting route is not what I am truly meant to do.

  • 4.

    Somehow I tripped upon preschool job openings and that really sparked my interest. I felt this may be right up my alley as I have a ten year younger sister and many cousins who were younger than I.

  • 5.

    When my sister was in preschool I used to love volunteering there and I got a chance to see how things were done. How the teachers made an impact (positive & negative-unfortunately).

  • 6.

    The activities and interactions were always endearing to me. I felt a connection with all the children and all that they were doing. I used to take my younger sister to the library programs—

  • 7.

    Story time, Mother Goose, Games & play, crafts. I would read, play games, and help my sister with homework. I loved watching and being involved in her growing into this amazing individual.

  • 8.

    All of these experiences led me to my passion of being an educator. I realized the impact I could make in their lives and vice versa. I attended Early Childhood classes via my first preschool job.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    There is no money in this field and that is all you are involved with.

  • How I responded:

    To me, educating young children and being a part of their early years or beginning of their lives is an immense honor. Being a part of a child’s growth and development and seeing the world through their eyes is incomparable.