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Student Profile - Kayla Skye

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Get to know Six Nations Polytechnic’s Alumni: Kayla Skye 👋🏼

As one of the oldest granddaughters in her family, Kayla was always surrounded by babies and children. This upbringing sparked her interest in working with children, eventually leading her to discover the Early Childhood Education program at Six Nations Polytechnic!

SNP's Early Childhood Education (ECE) is a two-year diploma program offered in collaboration with Niagara College. The program provides students with the opportunity to understand the world from a child's perspective and engage in practical learning experiences. With a focus on hands-on learning, students participate in a minimum of 600 hours of fieldwork experience. Kayla had the opportunity to do all her placements within the Six Nations Community, allowing her to stay close to home. At Oliver M. Smith Kawenni:io School, one of her placements, Kayla found her passion for working within the school system and is now employed in their Kindergarten classroom! She aspires to further her education at University and become a teacher in the future!

Kayla shares how her overall experience at SNP was awesome! She notes that “the teachers and faculty did everything in their power to make sure I was successful, whether it was with schoolwork or my well-being. They always reassured me that they were there to help me.” Kayla particularly appreciated the small class sizes, which helped ease her initial nerves and encouraged her to push beyond her comfort zone. She also loved the unique Indigenous perspective woven into the curriculum, making her learning experience even more enriching!

Kayla is grateful to SNP’s ECE program for helping her discover her true passions. Prior to joining the program, she had no idea about the wide range of job opportunities available to Early Childhood Educators. She recommends SNP’s program by saying “I’ve learnt so much while being in this program, not just the studies but as myself as a person. If you’re in the program, stick to it! And if you were thinking of applying, do it! You’ll have the best experience.”

For those interested in joining the Sept 2024 intake, visit