Early Learning Champions 2018

Tina Mosley

Tina Mosley Arizona
  • Nine Network of Public Media
  • Our Daycare & Learning Center
  • Normandy, Missouri

“We’re so much more than ABCs and 123s!” early child educator Tina Mosley is often heard saying. Once you see kids run to hug her or snuggle on her lap to read, it’s evident that Tina practices what she preaches at Our Daycare and Learning Center. As the matriarch of in-home and center child care in the North St. Louis County region of Missouri, Tina’s 20-year experience, humility, grace, and inspiration have led her to be a respected model for children, families, and educators in this highly impoverished area. She creates spaces for children to feel empowered and to develop a strong sense of self-worth, focusing on their emotional development and meeting children where they are in life. In addition to helping her students develop, Tina is a lifelong learner and shares this with her staff and community. She makes the emotional development and education of her teachers a top priority so that families experience the best educators. Tina is a child advocacy leader in her community as well, serving on numerous committees of the Normandy School District.

PBS KIDS Character Connection: Curious George because of his focus on friendship and honesty along with his impactful sense of adventure and nostalgia.