Elma came to Calgary from El Salvador 30 years ago. She has been working with children of all ages since 1996. Her favourite activity to do with children is create crafts together! In her spare time Elma can be found colouring, doing crafts with her niece and nephew, or spending time at her church.
Brooke is a full time student and one of our toddler care givers! She is working while attending Bow Valley College for Early Learning and Child Care. She loves to read, hike, and do photography with her mother. Her favourite thing to do with the children is take them outside for exploration!
Nan came to Canada from Myanmar in 2008 and has been working with children for the last three years. She is the proud mom of three boys and loves to spend her free time with her family. Nan can be found in the Sprouts class playing, singing, crafting and talking to all the busy toddlers.
Leah is originally from Ilocos Norte in the Philippines where she was an elementary school teacher before coming to Calgary in May 2015. She has a son that is still in the Philippines that she hopes will join her soon. Leah likes to spend her time watching movies on Netflix and walking around the mall. Leah also loves dogs and is hoping to get one of her own soon!
Irma has completed her Masters Degree in Economics and Bachelor Degree in education from India before moving to Canada in 2017. Irma is a kind soul who loves to work with children. Her favourite activities to do with her Sunshines class is painting and crafting.
Saly is a part time student working towards her degree in Social Work with a focus on Child Welfare at the University of Calgary. Her passion for Early Childhood Development comes from growing up in a big family of seven siblings. Saly has worked in childcare for 5 years and volunteers at Inn From the Cold on the weekends. You can always find Saly singing songs in the Blossoms room and reading stories to the Willows class. During her spare time she enjoys reading by the Bow River, biking along Inglewood and visiting the Farmers Market for handmade crafts.
Shawn graduated from Bow Valley College from the Early Learning and Childcare program and has been in early childhood education for 5 years now. She is the eldest of 6 and moved to Calgary from Jamaica, where she worked as a social worker. Her friends call her Shawnie and she is most happy when listening to music, especially music that's upbeat, or Reggae. She loves open natural spaces and being outside in nature with children. Her personal motto is "Ambition doesn't hurt."
Earrie has been in Early Childhood Education for over 25 years. She has four children and 6 grandchildren whom she loves dearly. She opened a daycare 25 years ago so she could spend more time with her family. She can always been found singing and dancing with the children and helping out wherever needed. On the weekends she volunteers at her church and has a passion for helping others.
Rosemarie is originally from the Philippines, where she received her Bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering. She moved to Canada in 2008 and started working with children of all ages. She completed her Early Learning Child Care degree at Bow Valley College and is currently working on completing courses to become a Child Development Supervisor. Making crafts, reading books, singing, dancing and exploring outdoors are her favourite things to do with children. In her spare time she loves going for nature walks and exploring Calgary with her husband and son.
Bria is completing her Child Care Degree at MRU, majoring in Early Learning. She enjoys hiking and skiing and embroidering. Bria has two cats named Stoggie & Duckie. Volunteering is very important to her, as she has experienced the needs of others first hand when she traveled to Peru for three weeks to volunteer at an after-school program for under-privileged children. Nurturing our earth is very important to her, as she cares for her many house plants and gardens in her spare time.
Lorelie is from the Philippines with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She travelled to Europe for an immersion program to learn the language and culture of different countries, including Norway, Netherlands and Belgium. Overseas she worked with numerous different families helping to educate their children and teach english. She moved to Calgary to work as a live in caregiver where she was able to teach literacy and numeracy and continue her passion of working with children. Lorelie loves arts and crafts and reading to children of all ages. She loves keeping up with current events and following financial stocks. She loves nature and exploring new areas in Calgary.