The heart of Arbour Glen is our exceptional team of Educators and Support Staff. Our Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECEs) make Arbour Glen the special place it is. We call it ‘The Arbour Glen difference’ and we look forward to you experiencing this when you visit.
Your child’s caregivers are knowledgeable, caring, and reflective Educators who provide rich experiences and exciting environments to foster learning and development. Hugs are always plentiful, and your child will feel secure knowing that their caregivers are there to celebrate their accomplishments, help them through challenges and comfort them when needed.
Our Educators are trained professionals who hold First Aid/CPR and Food Handlers certificates. All are life-long learners who participate in ongoing professional development. They understand each child’s potential based on the four foundations of learning:
Forming relationships with others to establish a sense of belonging.
Developing their physical and mental/emotional health to support their well-being.
Exploring the world around them through play, discovery and engagment of their body, mind and senses.
Communicating through their words, movements and various materials, to enhance expression in all forms.
Our management team is here for you any time of day. Call them or drop by the administrative offices located on our third floor, but you may often find them in our classrooms as well.
Jamie is a former recipient of the Children's Service Advocacy Award from the Assoc. of Early Childhood Educators. She has been an ECE since 1979 and with Arbour Glen since 1999.
"Nothing warms my heart more than to see a joyful child fully absorbed in what they are doing. I love caring for our team of Educators who dedicate themselves fully to children. This is my lifes passion.”
Cyndee has been an ECE since 1986 and with Arbour Glen since 1986.
"All four of my children went here too: Arbour Glen is very much a second family to me. I love the variety in my day, but especially working with the children who can have a bad day when they walk into a classroom and get swarmed with hugs!”
Charlene was formerly awarded Early Childhood Educator of the Year for Ontario and was also a runner up for the Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in Early Childhood Education. She has been an ECE since 1990 and with Arbour Glen since 1990.
"Sharing literature with children has always been my favourite thing to do! Whether through puppet shows, picture books or story telling, I love watching the expressions of wonder on their faces.”
It takes a dedicated group of people to make our team a success including our Supply Staff, our ECE Apprentices, our Dietary Planner and our Custodian.
Elaine has been in professional food services since 1993 and with Arbour Glen since 1997.
"I love when a child is beaming with pride to share something they accomplished that day or asks me for a hug before they leave for the day. And of course, I loved your lunch! is always great to hear.”
Esperanza has custodial experienced since 1980s and with Arbour Glen since 2008.
"Our family has been involved with Arbour Glen since the 1980's. My mother was the custodian at the centre before I was, and it is a pleasure to continue here after her retirement. We dust and clean to make Arbour Glen sparkle, just as she did back then.”
Andrea has been an ECE Apprentice with Arbour Glen since 2016.
"I love watching the children explore and make their own discoveries! It makes my work with them so meaningful.”