Meet Your Instructor

Pam Schweim, Child Development

Faculty photoHi, I am Pam Schweim and I have taught in the Child Development Careers Program at SCC for the past 21 years.  I love each passing year looking forward to the next and all the unique individuals entering my classes.  One thing you must understand about me is my passion for young children to succeed in life and to do so by having a “great start!”

I have lived in California, Iowa, Texas, Upper Peninsula of Michigan and now Minnesota.  I have taught high school, middle school, tutored elementary students with reading delays as well as being a Director of a Child Care setting for 16 years.

Regardless of where I have lived or taught, all children are the same; they desire to be loved, respected, feel safe and secure, have fun while learning, and above all they want you to listen to what they have to say.

I received my BA in education from Wayne State College. I have been a member of the Board of Directors for Child Care Resource and Referral for Region 9. I have created and implemented trainings for child care providers in the areas of creating learning environments and communicating with parents, but most importantly I am a wife, a mother and a grandmother.

I love to garden, play with my grandchildren, our two dogs, and our noisy parrot.

I am looking forward to meeting you on-line and guiding you towards a “great start” or “continuous success” in the field of child development.

Phone: 507- 243-4081

South Central Online Courses:

  • Guiding Children’s Behavior
  • Observation & Assessment 1