Ever since I started babysitting at 12, I knew children would always be a big part of my life (probably because I am truly a kid at heart). I loved teaching Sunday School and made the decision to attend Mount Royal College to obtain my Early Learning Certification, knowing it was God's plan for my life. After moving to Victoria, B.C, I spent 10 years in childcare and preschool. I returned to school again and received my Resident Care Attendant Diploma, switching to the other side of the spectrum, working with elderly and developmentally challenged adults for the next 20 years.
The need to be close to family brought me back to Alberta and together with my husband, we settled in Red Deer. I then took some time off to look after my elderly mother and am now excited to be returning to my first love, children!
Teacher Jennifer (Lead Educational Assistant/Teacher)
I have been in the Early Childhood Education industry in one capacity or another since 1997. Working with children is my passion and I believe is what I was created to do!
I believe that each child is a unique and cherished creation of God. I love to see each child understand their priceless worth in God's eyes and flourish when they are given love, respect, encouragement, and support to meet their individual interests, and needs. I also believe in purposefully incorporating the teaching of God's word at a developmentally appropriate level. "And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children" (Isaiah 54:13). Strong roots develop strong character.
I see each child as a mighty learner and believe they are best inspired when the content is meaningful and stimulates their imagination. It should open up possibilities and wonder, and inspire children to participate and persevere! It should ignite a passion to seek, care and be playful!
My husband and I are Red Deer-ians born and raised! We have 4 boys (2 big and 2 little). In our free time we love to camp, and explore the nooks and crannies of the outdoor experiences Alberta has to offer. I also enjoy spending time with family and friends with good food, good conversation, good company!
I have been at Noah's Ark for 7 years and in the Early Learning field for many more! I believe that all children are unique with different personalities, strengths, and talents.
I love the quote "Every child is a different flower, and all together make this world a beautiful garden” (author unknown). I feel so lucky to be a part of the team at Noah's Ark Playschool and to be able to spend my days watching these children learn, play, and grow into the beautiful "flowers" they are!
Teacher Rebecca (Assistant Educational Assistant/Teacher).
Teacher Corina (Assistant Director/Teacher).
I am the mom to 4 amazing kids. I have a passion for seeing kids grow and be all that God created them to be.
I have worked as a youth and young adults pastor and spent many years running and teaching Sunday School. I am excited to learn and grow with your kiddos!