Our team's philosophy is to work as partners with parents to provide a meaningful learning environment for children, where they will develop emotionally, physically, socially, intellectually and creatively.
Sakura Zhao, our Early Childhood Educator, completed her Bachelor Degree in General Studies (Education) at SFU and has been working as an early childhood educator for 5 years. Her knowledge, professionalism, enthusiasm, patience and love of children lights up the classroom. Sakura is fluent in Mandarin, a great benefit to provide added support to any children who are Mandarin speaking and new to English.
Shannon Barker is about to complete her Early Childhood and Care Education program at Vancouver Community College. In 2018, she began as a volunteer at Stepping Stone Preschool. She has been working closely with the teachers and children and has “loved every minute of it and learned so much.” She is back this year, taking on a new exciting role as Early Childhood Education Assistant. The children love her right back!
Christine Olejnik is our Director of Operations. This position was created to ensure that all of the administrative and marketing work is taken care of so that the teachers spend their time doing what they do best! It also means less volunteer work for our busy parents.