Our Wonderful ECEs
Teacher Erin (3s & 4s class)
In 2000, I graduated from the University of Victoria with a degree in Child and Youth Care. Directly out of University I started working in the Sooke school district in a variety of roles: Educational Assistant, a Youth and Family Counselor, and as a Strong Start Facilitator. Upon leaving the district I joined the team of ECEs at Metchosin Preschool in 2012.
Our entire family enjoyed coming to the Preschool and have such fond memories of the teachers and families. The Preschool became much more than just our daughters’ preschool, it became a great source of new friendships and support. It was a wonderful stepping stone for our daughters’ love for learning to blossom and to prepare all of us for their educational careers.
I hope that I can create these same kind of memories for you and your children over the years.
Teacher Leah (4s class)
Over the past 23 years I have had a variety of fantastic experiences as an ECE including working in daycare settings, preschool settings, and owning operating my own Childcare Center for five years. I was a co-operative preschool child myself, and have been a part of the co-operative preschool experience with all of my children.
I have had the pleasure of working at Metchosin Co-operative Preschool with amazing teachers, families, and children since 2008. I remember very well my first day at the Preschool and thinking how I felt like I had come home.
Making a choice to be a part of a co-operative preschool will be a very valuable part of your child’s first steps on their journey through their educational experience. This is a wonderful foundation to connect with your community, other families that share similar values, and a great opportunity to create lifelong friendships.
Metchosin Preschool is my ‘Happy’ place to be!
Teacher Denyse (3s class)
I have been an Early Childhood Educator at Metchosin Preschool since September 2009. I truly enjoy each day that I spend with the children. I believe deeply in supporting each child’s holistic growth and development in a learning through play, emergent, and nature based preschool environment.
I strive to gently support each child in his/her development of social skills by listening fully and encouraging their development of self-confidence, and knowledge of self and others. I believe strongly in the benefit of parent participation in all aspects of their child’s preschool learning experiences. I feel privileged to work alongside the parents during each preschool day.
I received my ECE certificate from Camosun College and subsequently obtained a BA with an Emphasis in Child and Youth Care, and a MA in curriculum and development from the University of Victoria. In June of 2016 I completed an International Montessori Teaching Diploma from the North American Montessori Centre. Along with my wonderful colleagues, we enjoy offering Montessori inspired activities for the children to experience and explore!
Golden Peanut (3s & 4s class)
I have been a member of the Metchosin Co-op Preschool family since 2014. I love to see my friends everyday, watching as they learn & discover new things, as they grow and make their way to Kindergarten.
Feeding time is definitely my favourite time at preschool! My friends are so caring and gentle. The excitement on their faces when it's their turn to feed me, warms my heart.
I have the best view in the classroom!