Colette Yvonne Ultes From U.S.A., San Diego, California I grew up in America and Europe (Spain, Italy, and Germany) with an American father and German mother. While my own three children were young, I worked as an English teacher for children aged 3-9 years at the Abrakadabra Language School. Wanting to learn more about the remarkable journey of childhood, I decided to study pedagogics at „Helen-Keller-Fachschule für Sozialpädagogik“ in Weinheim. After obtaining my Early Childhood Degree, I worked in different kindergartens in the Mannheim/Heidelberg area as a „Bilingual Kindergarten Teacher“. I have been working with the DAI since 2013. Kids allow me to access my uninhibited, silly and imaginative side and give me the opportunity to spread positive lessons and gain insight on things from a totally new and awesome perspective. In my free time, I enjoy biking, hiking, running and traveling.