Tania Hino talks to Matt McKenzie about respectful communication with children.

I am an experienced educator with more than fifteen years’ experience teaching in the preschool setting. I hold a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education and currently work as the director of PRLC Preschool in the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle. I’ve done guest lectures at North Seattle College in their ECE department on the topics of curriculum implementation and administrative roles in the field. Besides my full-time job, I work on several projects that include student support at NSC and a program called My Brother’s Teacher – an organization aimed at increasing the number of men of color in the field of Early Childhood Education. I was born and raised in Seattle and my wife and I have two young children of our own: Cameron (2.5) and Maya (4 months). I’m passionate about creating systems to ensure every child gets the best start in life and is equipped with the skills and tools they need to thrive. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking and exploring outdoors, and cooking.