Our Staff

Caring & Qualified

The Schoolhouse Playcare Centre, in accordance with the Child Care and Early Years Act, is staffed by qualified Early Childhood Educators, with additional training in First Aid and CPR. 

Early Childhood Educators who are employed with Schoolhouse Playcare Centre also have to be registered with the College of Early Childhood Educators in order to practice as an Early Childhood Educator. The Early Childhood program is a two year college course in which a diploma is obtained at completion of studies. In the two year program, child development, curriculum planning, and observations are studied for children infant to adolescent. 

The staff/child ratio is complemented by Early Childhood Education students who assist in such areas as: creative art, music, drama, and other learning experiences provided in an early childhood setting. 

Schoolhouse Playcare Centre

Wanda Collins
Executive Director
RECE, AECEO.C
Leila Nagy
Pedagogical Lead
RECE, AECEO.C
Lina Maclam
Pedagogical Lead
RECE, AECEO,C BA BEd

ST. JAMES LOCATION

Brenda Walkoski
Head Educator
RECE, AECEO.C
Amanda LeClair
Early Childhood Educator
RECE
Jen Tervo
Early Childhood Educator
RECE, AECEO.C
Laney Slack
Early Childhood Educator
RECE
Lauren Sutton
Early Childhood Educator
RECE
Kayla Sharp
Early Childhood Educator
RECE
Megan Brown
Early Childhood Educator
RECE Ba Admin
Megan Ahtila
Educator
Carissa Sanderson
Early Childhood Educator
RECE
Terry Scocchia
Food Preparer
Ella Bryant
Program support

Grey St. Location

Lindsey Richardson
Head Educator
RECE
Don McMahon
Early Childhood Educator
RECE
Jessica Chikoski
Early Childhood Educator
RECE
Emily Chepil
Early Childhood Educator
RECE
Tawni Johnston
Early Childhood Educator
RECE, Ba Bed
Ashlie Johnston
Early Childhood Educator
RECE
Madeline Compton
Before School Program Educator
BA BEd
Kaylene Zelkovich
After School Program Educator
Julie Harris
Food Preparer

ST. Martin LOCATION

Lindsey Richardson
Program Coordinator/Head Educator
RECE
Ashlie Johnston
Early Childhood Educator
RECE
Madeline Compton
Afterschool Program Educator
BA BEd
Selena Martin
Before and Afterschool Program Educator

Westmount Location

Lindsey Richardson
Program Coordinator/Head Educator
RECE
Cristy Kuokkanen
Early Childhood Educator Otherwise Approved
SSW
Georgina Macdonald
Before and After School Program Educator
RT NCSS


CORPUS CHRISTI LOCATION

Brenda Walkoski
Program Coordinator/Head Educator
RECE, AECEO.C
Holly Schroeder
After School Program Educator
BA Psych



On Going Professional Development for Staff

We believe in encouraging and providing ongoing learning and professional development for our educators in our programs. This occurs in many different formats. Educators participate in weekly team meetings where we deconstruct our observations and develop programming for the children. Monthly staff meetings incorporate learning communities which allow us to further study our philosophy and guiding principles. Book studies, presentations, workshops, article reviews, reflective conversations, and more are some of the ways we continue to challenge ourselves as early childhood professionals.

                                   

       We are proud to have hosted an event put on by Schoolhouse Playcare Centre Educators:

                      "A Community Learning Event...The Inquiry Cycle"....Saturday, April 29,2017

Schoolhouse Playcare Centre put on an all day professional learning opportunity for the E.C.E. community and all those working with and caring for young children! It was held at our St. James School location.  It was an exciting day where participants were involved in discussion and interactive workshops regarding the observation, provocation/putting it into practice, and documentation of children's learning. There were interactive displays that focussed on early childhood environments, children's representations, light and transparency and more!