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My name is Jacquelyn, I am the Senior Supervisor at the Cottage. I first started working at the YMCA Valleyview Childcare Centre in 1988. In 1993 I was part of the changeover to Kid’s Cottage Daycare, non Profit Society. During the last 22 years I have been a member of the team to expand the center from a solely 3-5 program to a thriving Out of School Care and Infant Toddler Program. I have completed my ECE training  while working at the Cottage and recently went back to school to complete my Infant/Toddler and Special Needs Certification. I have one son with whom I love to travel and visit new and interesting places.

 

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I am Kathy, the Assistant Supervisor, and I have been part of the Kid’s Cottage team since 1997. I have my ECE certification along with a diploma in Special Needs and Infant Toddler Development. I work in the  Infant Toddler Program, and assume Supervisor duties in the afternoons. Like Jacquelyn, I had the benefit of growing with the center from a 3-5 aged program to a center that caters to Infants, Toddlers, and Out of School Care aged children.

I really enjoy being outdoors with family and friends, hiking, biking. In the winter season you can find me in the Yoga studio or at the rink playing recreational hockey. My long term goals are to take some classes in business and do a little more traveling.

 

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My Name is Marie. Since I was very young I have known that I wanted to work with children. After high school I enrolled at Douglas College, where I completed me Early Childhood Education. I started working at the Cottage in 2001 in the Out of School Care Program. I now enjoy my days in the 3-5 daycare program. In my free time I enjoy working in the garden, walking the dog and reading.  I also enjoy taking Zumba classes. I love spending time with my family and friends.  I have two older brothers three nieces and one nephew.

 

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My name is Saira. I have been part of the Kids Cottage team since 2001. After completing my ECE certification and special needs diploma at Douglas College,  I began working in the Out of School Care program and several years after that, I worked in the 3-5 program. I returned to college to complete my Infant Toddler diploma and shorty after joined the Infant Toddler room where I currently teach.

My family and I keep very busy camping and coaching our kids in their various sports.  I am also able to fulfil my passion of playing and coaching ringette. My long term goal is to take a trip of a lifetime with 15 of my close high school girlfriends to celebrate our 40th birthdays.

 

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My name is Jeff. I have been working in the Out of School Care program at Kid’s Cottage for just over 10 years. I am currently enrolled in the Child and Youth Care Bachelor of Arts Program at Douglas College. My interests include playing sports, outdoor activities, cooking and solving puzzles. I really enjoy sharing my skills with the children and my co -workers, and learning new things from them. Working at Kid’s Cottage has been the most rewarding job I have ever had.

 

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Hello, my name is Leticia and I have been at Kid’s Cottage since 2009. I bring with me many years of experience in childcare working with both Infant and Toddlers and well as 3-5 age children. I graduated from the Early Childhood Education program at Capilano University in 2003 and then later went on to receive my Infant\Toddler certification. I live in the Tri-Cities area with my husband and daughter and in my free time I enjoy crafting and outdoor activities.

 

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Hi there, I am Soodeh. I have been with Kid’s Cottage since March 2013.  I have my Early Childhood Education certification and work in the Out of School Care program. I really enjoy coming to work every day and interacting closely with my co -workers, and being able to teach children in all aspects of development. I am very happy that I get to do something that I love every day.

 

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My name is Mersy. I was born and raised in Bosnia and came to Canada in 2003. I am married and have 2 daughters. I joined the Kid’s Cottage team in April 2015 as a part time staff member in the Infant and Toddler room. Working with children has been my passion and calling for many years and I hope to make a difference in the kids lives here at Kid’s Cottage. I love spending time with my family, being outdoors, playing tennis, hiking or enjoying a family movie.

 

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My name is Ana. I am originally from El Salvador and came to Canada with my parents when I was six months old. After graduating from high school at Burnaby South, I attended the University of British Colombia where I have obtained a Bachelor degree in psychology and a Masters degree in Cultural studies. During my university education I took several courses related to developmental psychology in children. During this time, I taught an introductory level Spanish class for two years at UBC and I was also a T.A for a third year at the University Infant Psychology class. I really enjoy working with children and I have been at the Cottage since April 2015. During my free time I enjoy being outdoors and reading.