Our Staff

Melissa Sand, Executive Director

Melissa has her Early Childhood Education Diploma.  She has been Executive Director since December 2014.  Melissa has many years of experience in the ECE field, doing various positions and roles.  Melissa is also a standing SECA board member.

Amber Currie, Centre Manager

Amber has her Early Childhood Education Level III and trained in her Ages & Stages Questionnaires.  Amber has been with us since September 2018.  She has many years of experience working with children and had her own day home. Amber has been a part of the management teams since 2022.

Infant Educators

Stephanie Brown, ECE III

Stephanie has her Early Childhood Educator Level III.  Stephanie has been in the field for over 15 years with lots of experience.  Stephanie has been a part of our team since July 2023.

Jasleen Kaur, ECE III

Jasleen has her Early Childhood Educator Level III with lots of experience.  Stephanie has been a part of our team since April 2024.

Toddler Educators

Kayden Funk, ECE I

Kayden has her Early Childhood Educator Level I and working on her Level II. Kayden has been a part of our team since March 2024.

Livia Austin

Livia is working on completing her Early Childhood Educator Level I.  Livia starting working with us while she was in high school. She has been a part of our team since November 2023.

Preschool Educators

Charity Schedlosky, ECE III- Interm Supervisor

Charity has her Early Childhood Education Level III.  She has experience working in other centres. She has been working with our company since March 2022.

Danielle Ven Der Buhs, ECE I

Danielle has her Early Childhood Educator Level I.  Danielle has run her own dayhome as well as has experience working at other centres.  Danielle has been a part of our team since April 2024.

Older Preschool Educator

Riddhi Sethi, ECE III & Supervisor

Riddhi has her Early Childhood Education Level III.  She has enjoys working with children of all ages.  She has experience working at a childcare centre in Toronto.  Riddhi has been with our company since July 2023.

Forest School Practitioner/ EA Support Worker

Lorna Strome, ECE III & Educational Support Coordinator & Forest Practitioner Coordinator

Lorna has her Early Childhood Education Level III, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Psychology and a minor in Sociology.  She has been with working with us since December 2016.  Lorna has been very involved with children, especially through First Westminster Scouts.  Lorna specializes in working with children one-on-one.  She also coordinates all educational supports for the centres. Lorna is trained in PECS. Lorna is also a certified Forest Practitioner Coordinator and runs the Forest Program at all locations.

Cook

Jolene Nachtegaele

Jolene has her Food Safe and has many years of experience cooking at the Humboldt Villa. She has been employed since April 2024. Her love of baking and cooking has made her an asset to our team as a fantastic cook.

Support Staff

 


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