Staff

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 30 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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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 family time.

Hi there, I am Dawn.  I began working at Kid’s Cottage in July 2017. I ran a licensed family daycare for 12 years. As my children grew and became more independent. I decided to take my Early Childhood Education. I also completed my post basic certification in Infant/toddler and Special needs. I worked at Simon Fraser University for nearly six years and have learned a lot during my time there. I am looking forward to my new adventure with Kid’s Cottage Childcare. I hope that I can bring forth my love of creating documentation with children. I feel as educator’s we are all co-learners and we can not only teach the children but learn from them as well.

My name is Alexis, I started at Kids Cottage Daycare in July of 2019. I grew up in a big family so I’ve always been around kids and once I became an aunt it made me realize that working with kids is what I want to do. I work in the Out of School Care Program & I’m looking forward to furthering my education so that I can continually learn, teach and put my best foot forward. I hope to make a lasting impression on the children to strive to be kind, caring, and above all creative. During my free time I enjoy spending time with family & friends, exploring new places, and spending time with my pets!”

“My name is Zara and I have been an early childhood educator for over twenty years. I started at Kids Cottage Daycare in October of 2019. Throughout my career, I have cared for children of all ages, the infant/toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children. I have my ECE diploma, Special Need certificate, Infant/Toddler license, as well as Business Administrative Management diploma. I believe while each area of development is important the child’s feeling of self-worth is most crucial and it must underlie every aspect of the first years of his/her life. I have two adult children and I enjoy spending time with them and I am honoured and grateful to be a part of your child’s life.”