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.

Kaitlyn Zelle, Centre Manager (On Maternity Leave)

Kaitlyn has her Early Childhood Education Diploma, as well as her Educational Assistant Certificate.  She previously was the Assistant Director since June 2017, but has been a part of the HPSCCC family since March 2015.  Kaitlyn has been in the ECE field for numerous years, with experience working at multiple childcare centres. Kaitlyn is trained in PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) and ASQ (Ages and Stages Questionnaires).

Amber Currie, ECE III & Supervisor (Interim Centre Manager)

Amber has her Early Childhood Education Level III.  Amber has been with us since September 2018.  She has many years of experience working with children and had her own day home. Amber is the Supervisor at our HPS Location and covering a Maternity Leave.


Infant Educators

Haley Fraess, ECE III, Supervisor

Haley has her Early Childhood Education Diploma.  She has been a part of the team since March 2022. Haley has years of experience as a nanny as well as working in other centres. Haley is trained in ASQ (Ages and Stages Questionnaires).

Chris Lummerding, ECE II

Chris has her Early Childhood Education Level II as well as her Rehabilitation Worker Certificate.  Chris has been in the field for over almost 20 years.  She has been working at BSELC since March 2022. Chris opens the centre.

Toddler Educators

Michelle Thompson, ECE II

Michelle has her Early Childhood Education Level II, as well as has her Rehabilitation Certificate.  She has been a part of the team since May 2022. Michelle opens the centre.

Lina Babagonio, ECE I

Lina has her Early Childhood Education Level I.  She has been a part of the team since May 2022.

Preschool Educator

Riddhi Sethi, ECE III

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 BSELC since July 2023.

Caitlin Senko, ECE II

Caitlin has her Early Childhood Education Level II and is working towards her ECE Level III.  She has experience working at another childcare centre and brings creative art and music into all her environments. Caitlin has been a part of our team since December 2023.

Kinder Educators

Mackenzie Shaw, ECE II

Mackenzie has her Early Childhood Education Level II and is working towards her ECE Level III.  Mackenzie is training in ASQ (Ages and Stages Questionnaires). She has been working at BSELC since April 2022, but with HPSCCC since March 2022.

Jessica Nichol, ECE I

Jessica has her Early Childhood Education Level I and is working towards her Level II. Her flexibility and love for children has shown us how much of an asset she is to the team.  She especially likes working with infants and toddlers. She has been a part of the team since October 2022.

School Age Program

Crystal Gagnon, ECE II

Crystal has her Bachelor of Education and Early Childhood Education Level II.  Crystal has been a part of our team since March 2022.

Lauryn Nienaber

Lauryn started working at BSELC in January 2023.  She is currently working towards her Early Childhood Education Level I.

Cook

Jill Doepker

Jill has her Food Safe. She has been employed since March 2022. Her love of baking and cooking has made her an asset to our team as a fantastic cook. She is also working towards her Early Childhood Education Level I.

Support Staff

Taylor Lewis, ECE I

Taylor moved over to our BSELC location in August 2022.  Taylor has been part of the team since September 2018.  Taylor has her Early Childhood Education Level I.  Taylor loves all ages of children.

Redavica Bince, ECE I

Red has her Early Childhood Education Level I. She has been working at BSELC since March 2022. You can find Red in every room throughout her day.

Tracy Hage, Level II

Tracy has her Early Childhood Educator Level II. She has been part of the BSELC family since March 2022. Tracy works short shifts throughout the day in the preschool room supporting the staff during transitions of meal and nap time.

Dezere Sinnett

Dezere started working with the after school program in January 2023.  She has experience working with children through Can-Skate and Scouts.

Casual Staff

Alysha Checkosis, ECE I

Alysha has her Education Level I.  She has enjoys working with children of all ages.  Alysha has been with BSELC since February 2022.  Alysha is continuing her education as a CCA but still works for us as fits with her schedule.

Joan Hill

Joan loves working with the younger children.  Joan has been part of the BSELC team since September 2022. She is working towards her Childhood Childhood Education Level I.

Kaylee Meyer, ECE I

Kaylee has her Educator Level I.  She loves learning and growing with the children.  She has been a part of the BSELC team since September 2022. Kaylee is continuing her education as a CCA but continues to work for us at the end of the day.