Meet the Providers
Children Are Our World
Hello there! Our names are Paulette and Laura, and our combined experience as early learning educators total over 30+ years! Our love for children and passion for education has inspired us to open our dayhome to support families in our community. We know that there is a great need, not only for child care, but for quality child care. We hope to provide this for as many families as possible!
Here is some information about us:
Education: Diploma in Early Childhood Education, BA in Psychology, BEd
We both are Level 3 Child Development Supervisors
Completed Police Records Check & Child Welfare Intervention Check
Up-to-date CPR & First Aid Level C & B
Completed Numerous Professional Development Workshops, including annual Child Care Conferences
The Many Hats We've Worn...
A Brief Overview of Our Qualifications as Certified and Experienced Child Care Providers
A Dayhome Consultant...
For a time, I was a dayhome consultant working with the Government of Alberta. I acted as a liason between families and dayhome providers.
I would match parents with licensed dayhome providers and ensure the quality of care in each of the homes I was responsible for. This experience gave me insight on the safety requirements and the program standards that licensed dayhome providers are held to.
An Early Learning Educator...
Working as an Early Learning Educator (RECE), has always been one of the highlights of my career! I have been an educator for over 20 years and counting!
I enjoy nurturing children's eagerness to learn, and being creative in my response to their interests! I have worked with children in this capacity as young as newborns all the way up to teenagers! And this experience, along with my education of child development has guided my interactions with children to aid their physical, emotional, and social growth.
I am a mother to a now university graduate, but I too have been a parent of a child in a dayhome. I understand the level of trust that one must have in another person to let them care for their child. Thus, I do not take the trust parents have in me lightly.
As a parent, I have learned that every second counts. Those little things that you do with your child each day, whether it is going on fun trips together or just listening to them talk about their day, shapes who they become in the future!
A K-6 Teacher...
I am new to this profession, but I have spent countless hours in elementary school classrooms. It amazes me what skills are actually important for children to develop to ensure readiness for school, and it's not always what you think!
Experiencing both environments, preschool and school age, has given me so much perspective. I have been fortunate enough to dialogue with amazing educators, to be immersed in literacy-rich spaces, and to engage with leading educational research. All this inspires me to create an educational, play-based environment that encourages children's growth and creativity!