Novea Lawson, Supervisor

“All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them. “
— Earvin Magic Johnson

I strongly believe that the early years of a child are the most important – this is where it all begins!

St. Michael’s Day Care is where it all began for me.novea_polaroid

I always knew that I wanted to work with children. My journey started in Nursing when another opportunity arose that led me to Early Childhood Education. I fell in love! Working at St. Michael’s Day Care has given me the opportunity to grow as an Educator in all aspects of development from infancy to school age. I began as a student here and worked as a teacher while pursuing my diploma in Early Childhood Education. After graduating I was given the chance to work at two different centers as a contract Supervisor. Coming back to St. Michael’s, I knew that it was the perfect fit for me; there was excellent team work, a diverse group of families and co-workers, and most importantly there was always ongoing opportunities to enrich the environment with what I had learned thus far in my career.

Being a supervisor for St. Michael’s Day Care allows me to really encourage the staff to set high standards for themselves, the children and families they work with. We strive for high quality child care in all aspects of the centre – this is an environment where a child can truly feel accepted, nurtured and loved.

The most rewarding is when a family comes to visit years after leaving and lets you know how much of an impact you had been.

Not only is it a passion, but it is a privilege to be a part of a child’s early years.