Welcome To Wee Wild Ones
Every family, child and adult that comes to the studio becomes part of our family. We strive to provide a welcoming, loving, supportive and fun atmosphere for everyone.
We recognize how unpredicatable raising children in Calgary can be! Our programs are flexible and please never hesitate to let us know what you would like to see more of or any services you may need.
It really does take a village to raise little citizens!
MEET OUR TEAM
Stephanie has been working in childcare for over 10 years. She loves fostering self confidence, creative passions and general happiness within each child she works with. She is a ray of sunshine and continually surprises and delights the children with widely creative craft projects. She is also a talented hula hoop dancer and skate boarder. Wherever she is she is always being silly and laughing as much as possible :)
Maria’s love of languages and literature has brought her to Of the Wild Nature Preschool. Maria has over 7 years of education experience. She previously worked for 6 years as a French teacher for Preschool, Kindergarten and grades 1 through 6. In 2015 she moved to Calgary with her family and secured a position as a Grade 2 Teaching Assistant. We are excited to have Maria incorporate French in the classroom!
Megan graduated from The University of Alberta in 2013 with a Bachelor of Elementary Education, and a minor of Physical Education. She is passionate about working with younger children and loves to ensure they are active and exploring the world around them. After graduation, Megan started working as a Junior Kindergarten Teacher and Joso's Play & Learn Centre, where she taught for 3 years. After this, she started working as a substitute teacher for a few schools and school boards, but she missed having her own class so she went back to her preschool roots and is so excited to be working here! Megan loves spending time with her family and friends outdoors and going to the mountains. She spends plenty of time in the Shushwap area as she have family out there. Megan has 1 dog who loves cuddles and playing in the river. Megan loves reading and crafting and is a huge Harry Potter fan!
Diana's love for working with children and learning is what brought her into the field of education. She has her B.A in Psych and her B.Ed with a specialization in Early Childhood Education from the University of Calgary. Diana previously taught Kindergarten for 2 and a half years and spent some time working with elementary grades at the Calgary Board of Education. Diana grew up in the small town of Nanton, Alberta and moved to Calgary as a teenager. She loves to read, travel and enjoys watching movies of all kinds – but most of her time is now spent with her daughter who is growing up too quickly! Diana is a self-proclaimed foodie and loves trying new and exciting food, especially desserts!
Lindsay grew up in Montreal and moved to Calgary 11 years ago, so it's pretty much like home nowadays! Lindsay has been involved in team sports most of her life, but 4 years ago her life shifted a bit and she started to practice yoga because they had classes that worked with her schedule. AND SHE FELL IN LOVE! So she started doing some trainings, starting with her 75 hr Vinyasa Yoga for Youth because of her interest in teaching kids yoga, she knew that if she had yoga as a child it would have changed her world. She then proceeded to take her 200 hr Teaching Training. The most intriguing part of yoga for her is how much there is to learn. She plans to always be a student of yoga.
On her days off she loves to go hiking and kayaking in the mountains, going and trying new restaurants, watching the Montreal Canadiens play hockey, cooking, and watching movies.
Emily graduated from the Child Studies program at Mount Royal University in 2013. Emily has spent the majority of her career working with children, youth and families and supporting them with a variety of mental health and risk concerns. Emily also spent 1.5 years teaching preschool in Calgary. Emily loves to bring music, art, nature and creativity into the classroom and provide many opportunities for prosocial learning. When Emily is not working she can often be found adventuring in the mountains, dancing or spending tie with friends.
Recently moved to Alberta from British Columbia where I have worked in both preschools and daycares for the past 5 years. Having a large family, children have always been part of my life and it was natural to get my Early Childhood Education Diploma from Langara College in Vancouver. I enjoy doing art projects, science and story time with the children. I like to spend my time painting, exploring what the beautiful city/province has to offer and snuggling my two bulldogs! I am so excited to be part of the Wee Wild Ones team!
Amanda is an ERYT-500..as in 'Experience-Registered-Yoga-Teacher-with-500+hours of training' - aka, 'Yoga Queen.' Her background is in early childhood education but her heart has always been yoga. She is a general manager at HotShop and teaches adult yoga all over Calgary. She has also lead Teacher Trainings in Costa Rica and all over Alberta. We are so proud to have her as our very own Teacher Trainer and host her upcoming 200-Hr Teacher Training.
Bailey is our Operations Manager. She keeps everything in order and running smoothly - that includes building IKEA furniture, programming the website and organizing snacks. Bailey has a degree in Anthropology from Mount Royal University, her 200 hr yoga teacher training certificate from Alberta Yoga College and her Kids Yoga Certification. She loves hiking, painting, playing softball, video games, yoga and travelling. She also volunteers at the YMCA teaching yoga and has a pet bunny.
Chloe spends most of her time at the computer taking care of the studios administrative happenings. She always has time for a hug and never turns down story time! She is known for saying yes to everything! (and having no rules) Her little dog Harry Winston is always close by - he loves to cuddle and when the children take him for a walk.