My name is Sherilyn Balisi, a recent graduate from Washington State University. I graduated with a BA in Human Development and a certificate in Early Childhood Development and Care. This blog serves as my portfolio documenting my experience as an intern at the WSU Children’s Center from January 13, 2014 to May 02, 2014 and as a guide to becoming an effective teacher. To become an effective teacher I will be using the Mariners Star as a guide in planning, implementing, and reflecting my curriculum, and in building positive relationships with the children and their parents/families. Each point of the start represents one vital role of what teachers and early childhood programs must do to promote the learning and development of the children and to enable them to reach important goals.