Executive Director

Jody is a self proclaimed lifer here at ICDC, being a part of the centre on and off since 1993. Jody is a member of the North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA).

“The greatest gifts you can give children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.”


Pedagogical Team Leader (Assistant Director)

Sarah has been with ICDC for 4 years in March 2018. She has moved around rooms from Preschool to Toddlers. Sarah was previously the Atelierista, specializing in documentation.

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”



Niamh (“NEEV”) started with us November 2017. She is originally from Ireland and has been here for the past 5 years. She is very passionate about Gaelic football.

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”



Shari is our fabulous chef, who has been with us for 2 years. With 30 years of experience in commercial kitchens Shari develops and prepares all the menu items for our centre.

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”

Bibi Sarah

Co-lead Room 1

Bibi Sarah has been with ICDC for 7 years. She is originally from Pakistan.

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”


Co-lead Room 1

Jessica has been a team member at ICDC for the past 19 years.

“In the blink of an eye everything can change, so forgive often and love with all your heart; you never know when you may not have the chance again.”


Co-lead Room 2

Sarbjeet just started with us for January 2018. She is originally from India and has been an ECE for the past 4 years.

“God couldn’t be everywhere so he created mothers.”


Co-lead Room 2

Lila just started with ICDC in March 2018. She has been in the ECE field for 5 years. Lila is originally from Nepal.

“Life is beautiful with kids.”

Ann Marie

Co-lead Room 3

Ann Marie has been with ICDC for 27 years, She is originally from Jamaica.

“If you are kind, people may accuse you of an ulterior motive; be kind anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous; be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow; do good anyway.”


Co-lead Room 3

Kerin has been with ICDC for 2 years. She is originally from Toronto and spent 20 years growing up in the Philippines.


“Because one of the greatest joys I believe one can feel is to share that which they find beautiful with someone who otherwise would not have noticed it and to see it appreciated.”


Co-lead Room 4

Deb has been with the program for the past 38 years.

“Life is a journey with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy.”


Co-lead Room 4

Estrelita, more commonly know as Elsie, has with ICDC for 6 years.  She is originally  from the Philippines.


Co-lead Room 5

Amy has been with ICDC for 7 years. She is originally from South Korea.

“Don’t wait for the perfect moment. Take the moment and make it perfect.”


Co-lead Room 5

In May 2018 we Welcome Joy to the ICDC Community.  In her spare time she does Muay Thai. Joy is originally from South Korea.


“Be like water.”



Yuka has been with ICDC for 6 years. She is originally from Japan.

“One time, one meeting. Each encounter is a unique experience. You should cherish each encounter as if it were a once in a lifetime occurrence. Treat every meeting like it is the first and the last, and enjoy every encounter to the fullest because it may not come to you again.”



Hyeah is a recent graduate of Bow Valley College. She is originally is from South Korea.


Mary Ann

Co-lead Room 3


Mary-Ann has been with us for 2 years. She is originally from the Philippines.

Mary- Ann is currently on Maternity Leave

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”