Bio - Danielle Aylward

Danielle Aylward is originally from Newfoundland, a descendant of settler Irish, French and Qalipu Mi’kmaq families. Danielle first came to live and work in the Northwest Territories in 2017, where she taught JK/Kindergarten for two years in Ulukhaktok on the lands of the Inuvialuit people.

In 2018, she began consulting with the Beaufort Delta Divisional Education Council and currently works at the regional office in Inuvik as the Junior Kindergarten/Kindergarten Consultant. Her 11-year career in education has ranged from JK to Grade 7 with a majority focus in the early years, including positions in Newfoundland, London (UK), and the NWT, and training opportunities locally and internationally. Danielle’s educational background includes a B.Sc. (Psych), B.Ed. (Primary/Elementary), and she is currently completing a Masters of Professional Education in Early Childhood Education at Western University.

Danielle is passionate about the unique nature of learning in the early years, with a focus on the power of attending to play and learning in relationship with each other, our environment, and our communities. She enjoys working collaboratively with teachers to recognize the many ways young children show their learning and strengths, and listening to the many stories they share along the way.