Healthy communities start with healthy relationships
Jeanne Puritch Practicum Coordinator
Jeanne began her work with children and families twenty years ago as a Camosun graduate in Early Childhood Care and Education, now known as the Early Learning and Care Diploma Program. She went on to complete a degree in Child and Youth Care at the University of Victoria while working as an early childhood educator with a focus on children with extra support needs, infants and toddlers and young parent programs.
Before joining Camosun in 2008, Jeanne worked for social service agencies in school and community settings. Primarily, her work was in areas of counselling, mentoring programs, child abuse prevention, sexual health, and parent education. She is currently finishing her graduate degree researching the powerful relationships of family, culture and nature with young children.
In her role as Practicum Coordinator Jeanne enjoys the opportunity to work collaboratively with faculty and students from across the department programs and in partnership with many professionals in the field from a wide variety of community services, programs, agencies, and schools. As an instructor in Early Learning and Care, and Community, Family and Child Studies, Jeanne values a student-centred teaching philosophy which fosters critical, reflective, creative and divergent thinking; she strives to create an environment of co-learning through the sharing of ideas, curiosities and passions.