Andrea, Infant Room Teacher
I have been working at St. Michaels for 8 years now. I was first introduced to early Child Care by High School Co-Op programs and knew from the beginning that this was where I belonged. I was influenced by several family members who are Educators and this further helped give me direction.
After completing my ECE diploma, I moved to Toronto and interviewed at many day care centres. I was impressed with the warm and professional manner at St. Michaels and could see that they cared for their staff. St. Michaels has become my second home. We all share the common values and passion to provide the highest quality care and for the children and we are all committed to help the child grow and develop.
As the Head ECE of the Infant Room I have had the pleasure to watch my infants progress through our high quality programs and become well-rounded young children.
I enjoy teaching arts and crafts to the infants and enjoy watching their sense of discovery.
Our professional and supportive staff help parents through the challenging transition from home care to outside day care. We are all aware of the importance of supporting parents and children through this transition. We take pride in the knowledge that we become the child’s second family.
I have been working at St. Michaels since 2008 (5 years). Prior to my studies and work I raised three daughters of my own. As they grew up I learned that I enjoy spending time with kids and wanted to pursue that as a career.
I was a supply teacher and after working at St. Michaels a few times I found that I really enjoyed my time here. I am surrounded by kind, high-spirited people who make me feel like I am part of a family.
I enjoy interacting with the kids with activities such as singing and dancing.
As a parent myself I understand the need to find security in my child’s everyday surroundings. So here I can assure them that St. Michaels provides every child with love, care and safety.
I have been working in the day care field for 15 years as a Teacher’s Assistant and have been at St. Michaels for 9 years. Now I work full-time in the Infant Room. Growing up I always wanted to work with children and I have been fortunate enough to have the opportunity.
I grew up in the St. Clair neighbourhood and walked by St. Michaels all the time. I thought it looked like a nice place to be. One day I decided to check out the centre when I was looking for work – lucky for me they happened to be looking for a part-timer. I was hired to work in the Junior Preschool room as a part-timer and also had the opportunity to work with all age groups. I really enjoy working here. There is great teamwork and we all care about the daycare field and the children’s needs.
My favourite thing about working here is how easy going the staff and parents are and how we get along and care about the children. My favourite activity with the children is Art, because of how they express themselves through different types of art activities.
I would like to let parents who are looking for child care know that we are a loving, caring and nurturing centre. We work hard to attend to each individual child’s needs and we will do our best to make the children and parents feel welcome and a part of our St. Michael and All Angels Day Care family.
I have been working at St. Michaels since 1992 (21 years). I used to babysit for friends and family and I knew in my heart that one day I would work with children as a career.
I did my placement from George Brown College. I liked the centre and became very comfortable with the staff here and of course I loved the children. The thing that has made me stay is that St. Michaels is a loving and caring environment, it feels like a second home.
My favourite thing about working here is the staff and the children. I look forward every morning to come to work and see my infants.
My favourite activity in the centre is Creative. I love doing Creative with babies as they get so excited by the gate waiting to do the activity and most of all having fun.
I would tell the parents that St. Michaels is a loving and stimulating, respectful and bias-free environment and that the staff always meet the needs of both children and parents.