All WVCDC staff have or are working toward their ECE Diploma and/or other early childhood education qualifications. All staff also have first aid training.
Caroline has been working at the Centre since 1993. Since that time she has held various responsibilities, including acting as Assistant Director and Head of the Infant Toddler Program from its inception, where she played the key role of developing the Infant & Toddler Program, policies, procedures and environment. Since 2006, she has been the Director of the Centre. In 2010, Caroline was one of five early childhood educators honoured with a BC Child Care Excellence Award. Her hobbies outside of the daycare include photography, running, cycling and scuba diving.
Cathy, Assistant Director
Cathy has been working at the Centre since 2003. She is multilingual and fluent in Tagalog. Cathy started her career at the WVCDC as a practicum student and has worked her way up to Assistant Director. Cathy has her Basic ECE Certification (3-5 Year Old Program) and is almost finished her courses for her Diploma. Prior to coming to WVCDC, Cathy received her Bachelor of Education in the Philippines working at the elementary level. On her off time, Cathy likes to go for long walks and spend time with family.
Laurie, Head Supervisor
Laurie has extensive experience as an educator and been at this daycare for over 20 years; she has a Bachelor of Education, plus her ECE Diploma. Laurie helped create the Pre-Kindergarten Program and popular Summer Fun Program. Laurie’s daughter Olivia has also attended our daycare. After work, Laurie spends time creating beautiful pieces of art doing needle point.
Neda has also been working at the WVCDC since 2006 and, is fluent in Persian. She has proudly completed all her course work to receive her Basic ECE as well as her Infant and Toddler and Special Needs Certifications. Neda also has a certificate in fashion design with over 30 years experience in this area. Keep a look out for her line of clothing called Ava.
Mila has been working in our Centre since 2008; like co-worker and sister, Cathy, she is fluent in Tagalog. Mila is the newest member of WVCDC team. She is currently taking evening courses to complete her Basic ECE Certification. Prior to coming to the Centre, Mila earned a Bachelor of Science from the Philippines, majoring in business management. She has over 8 years of experience in this field. When at home, Mila loves sewing curtains and bedding.
Is the newest member of our team, she started working at our daycare in 2013. She is fluent in Japanese and a wonderful asset to our team with her Basic ECE and Infant and toddler certifications.