I have been at St. Michaels for 4 years now (since 2009). I was a school teacher in the Philippines and had been teaching for 10 years before we decided to migrate here to Canada. I had the opportunity to continue my profession here. I got my first job as an Assistant Teacher at a Montessori Daycare Centre. My love and passion for working with children inspired me to pursue my career as an Educator here in Canada.
I had a permanent part-time position at another daycare centre when I came across the job opening for Assistant Teacher here at St. Michaels. I took the opportunity and applied for the position. Luckily I was hired and became a full-time Assistant Teacher in May 2009.
I had mixed emotions when I got the position, coming from another daycare I thought the adjustment period for me would be very difficult. My anxiety vanished day by day when I found that management and staff are very accommodating and supportive. As a matter of fact I was able to go back to school and get my RECE certificate in June 2011. The ambiance of this centre is very friendly. There is a rapport between staff, parents and children who made me decide to stay, love and enjoy my work even more. Diversity reflects in all aspects of our programming; from arts, music, menus, etc.
I am always looking forward to work every day, seeing the children’s smiling faces, their hugs and if it is your lucky day you might even get a kiss from them.
I love interacting with children, doing art activities, reading stories and singing songs. It is so amazing that every single day you will discover the uniqueness of each individual child. Working with children is very rewarding and I am so thankful being one of the staff of St. Michaels.
For parents who are looking for bias-free, multicultural diversity, and respect for individual uniqueness, then St. Michaels is the place to see.
I have been a part of the St. Michaels staff for 15 years now.
I have always had a passion and dream of working with children. In high school, I decided to take a co-op in childcare and it led me to live my dream working with children and it furthered my knowledge and experience.
I started co-op at St. Michaels and gained a lot of experience from the ECE staff and so I decided to continue my career where I learned so much.
My reasons for staying with the daycare: I loved the staff, I love that it’s a diverse environment and I love the neighbourhood.
My favourite thing about working here are the children and the fact that every day we come up with new ideas to expand their minds.
My favourite activity is Circle time as it focuses on reading, singing, show-and-tell where the kids also take a huge part in the activity with their teachers.
I would have to say to look for a diverse, friendly staffed daycare that can provide all the needs and wants you as a parent.
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