Ivan has a master’s degree in psychology. He has been counselling individuals and families for 10 years. He has also worked on the development of alternative approaches to mental health. He is very competent in mindfulness practices and laughter training. He is convinced that a happy and intelligent person grows out of happy and curious child. For him, the main goal of the early childhood education is to nurture curiosity and provide a safe and supporting environment.
Elena, Teacher and Caregiver
Elena has been working as an early childhood educator for more than 10 years. She is very experienced at working with children of different ages. She believes that feelings of success after completion of small activities build up a sense of confidence and interest to study in the future.
Prianshu came to Canada in 2016 from India to gain international education in the Early Childhood Education field from Ontario, Canada. He has Level 3: Childcare worker Certification from Yukon Childcare Services. He has been working with children from infants to pre-school, and school-age over the last 4 years. Prianshu believes that children should have ownership of their learning. Children learn and develop better in Child-Initiated and Child-directed learning environments.
Raman came to Canada in 2016 from India as international student to obtain Early Childhood Education field from Ontario, Canada. She has Level 3: Childcare worker Certification from Yukon Childcare Services. She has been working with children from infants to pre-school, and school-age over the last 3 years. Raman believes that believe that each child is unique and their ways to learning is also different.
Kathleen, Supported Childcare Worker
Kathleen Willans moved to the Yukon with her husband in 2017 from Victoria BC, to experience new opportunities in the outdoors with hunting, camping and quadding, and to continue with pursuing her career in Early Childhood Education. Kathleen spent many years in the Canadian Armed Forces travelling the world, but her passion for helping children was always calling her back. Kathleen decided to enroll at CDI College and she graduated with honours in 2015. Kathleen believes that it important for children to embrace their creative side and to explore to their hearts content. She had the opportunity to take on the role of a Support Worker and has not looked back. Kathleen joined our team Sept 1st, 2020.