Janika van Ekeris was born and raised in Estonia. In 1992 she graduated cum laude from Tallinn Pedagogical University Teacher’s Seminar, Estonia, after fulfilling a 4-year study programme in Preschool Pedagogy and Psychology. Ms. Janika has been teaching Preschool since 1991, last 14 years (since 2007) at the International School of Estonia. She is trained in the Primary Years Programme in the International Baccalaureate (IB) system. In 2009 Ms. Janika won a prize for the best Literacy Corner in Estonia.
She has participated in the International Erasmus + job shadow programme, Lead several Math and Play Based Learning workshops for parents. Ms. Janika has participated in several workshops about teaching and accommodating children with ASD and how to lead outdoor teaching. She is certified first aid provider.
Ms. Janika is the Seesaw Ambassador at ISE.
She has lived in Holland and New Zealand and speaks 4 languages fluently – Estonian, Russian, Dutch and English.
Ms. Janika enjoys music, Zumba, dancing, swimming, gardening, reading, traveling and handicraft.