Ms. Krystal knew from a very young age that she wanted a career working with young children. Eleven years ago she decided to become a nanny and quickly realized she wanted to learn more about children’s development. Ms.Krystal is a Douglas College graduate and has her Early Childhood Education Certificate, Infant and Toddler Citation and First Nations Early Childhood Specialization. She has been working in the field for eight years and says no matter her role the connections and her journey as an educator is one of the most rewarding experiences.
Ms.Krystal is passionate about inclusion and strongly believes that each child has the right to a quality Early Childhood program. Recently she has gone on to further her education and graduates this June with her Special Needs Citation. She believes it is an honour to be apart of a child’s life; to collaborate with families, team members and other professionals to support, guide and nurture each child’s individuality. Ms. Krystal says, “It’s amazing to watch them grow to be the best version of themselves. Each day brings new teachings, joy, challenges and rewards and there is nothing more fulfilling than that.”
“Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.” ~ Scott Hayden
Early Childhood Educator
Ms. Waghma began her career as a preschool teacher seventeen years ago in Pakistan. She moved to Canada in 2001 and wanted to receive a formal certificate in the Early Childhood field, so she went to Burnaby Continuing Education from 2004-2007 while working as a responsible adult. Ms.Waghma graduated with her Early Childhood Educator Certificate in 2007. She has always been passionate about working with children whether it was while raising her own three children or others.
Ms. Waghma believes children learn best while playing because they are free to use their imagination while developing cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills. Furthermore, she believes her role is to guide, support, and challenge children through various open-ended explorations. Ms. Waghma feels privileged to be a part of every child’s life that she has worked with and believes she has a shared responsibility with parents to build children’s confidence, self-esteem and independence in hopes that every child will become happy, healthy, productive members of society.
Early Childhood Educator
Ms.Iris did one of her practicums last summer 2019 at our center and developed such loving, respectful relationships with children and educators alike that we hired her once she completed her final practicum. She received her Early Childhood Certificate in December 2019 and is thinking about continuing her education in the Early Childhood field.
Ms.Iris decided to become an Early Childhood Educator shortly after the birth of her child. She wanted to learn aspects of Early Childhood Development that would promote and foster her child’s learning and she wanted an inside peek at what her daughter could potentially experience if she were to go to a childcare center. Though it was the birth of her child that brought her to the field she says she loves being an Early Childhood Educator and would not want a career in any other field. Ms.Iris strongly believes that every child has the right to a positive, healthy, safe, and fun early learning experience and not only enjoys being apart of the lives of children but she loves being a part of a team with other educators who share the beliefs.