Meet our Staff:
(From left to right)
Teacher Mag, Teacher Sofia, Teacher Gicela,
Shannon (Administrator) & Teacher Akane
All staff members are experienced educators who are passionate about our field of Early Childhood Education and have strong connections to our community as well as our natural environment. We believe that a positive educational experience requires a symbiotic relationship amongst children, educators, parents and or caregivers. To this end, we are always ready to discuss your child’s progress and listen to your concerns. We are committed to our continual development in the field of Early Childhood Care and Education and strive to be models of life-long learning through observation, reflection and pedagogical narration.
As mentioned in our Philosophy Statement, our program is based on an Emergent Curriculum, and inspired by the practices of Reggio Emilia, where children and educators co-construct knowledge. All of the learning made visible in our classroom is that of our children and educators combined, as we continually navigate through daily inquiries alongside each other.
In partnership with your children, we will facilitate a love of learning and deep inquiry, broaden and encourage curiosity, foster independence and responsibility, as well as develop an interest in forming new perspectives and collaborating with others.
We would also like to acknowledge that Mount Seymour Preschool is on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples, including Tsleil-Watuth, Squamish, and Musqueam Nations. We emphasize the importance of sharing the land daily as we sing our welcoming song with our children, introduced by Teacher Ellen.
The deep sound of the beating drum draws us in,
from one set of hands to many.
We gather, we sing.
Share the land,
share your heart and hands.
We are all one,
We are all one.
This routine of expression through song has become a meaningful moment for our children and educators alike. We welcome all of our families to join us in experiencing the sense of belonging while we meet, sing, and share.