Tami – Executive Director
Tami joined ICDC in February 2019 as our Executive Director. She has been in the field of Early Childhood Education for 19 years.
“Adults are just outdated children.”
Sarah – Assistant Director
Sarah has been with ICDC for 5 years. 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 – Atelierista
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 – Chef
Shari is our fabulous chef, who has been with us for 2.5 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.”
Hyeah – Co-lead Room 1
Hyeah as been with us almost a year. She recently graduated from Bow Valley College. Hyeah is originally from South Korea.
Jessy – Co-lead Room 1
Jessy (Soonhwa) joined the ICDC team February 2019. She is originally from South Korea. Jessy has lived in Canada since 2014.
“Happiness isn’t something you experience; it’s something you remember.”
Sienna – Co-lead Room 1
Sarbjeet – Co-lead Room 2
Sarbjeet has been with ICDC for a year. She is originally from India and has been an ECE for the past 4 years.
“God couldn’t be everywhere so he created mothers.”
Bibi Sarah – Co-lead Room 2
Bibi Sarah has been with ICDC for 8 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.”
Mary Ann – Co-lead Room 3
Mary-Ann has been with us for 2 years. She is originally from the Philippines.
“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”
Kerin – Co-lead Room 3
Kerin has been with ICDC for 3 years, July 2019. 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.”
Deb – Co-lead Room 4
Deb has been with the program for almost 40 years.
“Life is a journey with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy.”
Estrelita – Co-lead Room 4
Estrelita, more commonly know as Elsie, has with ICDC for 7 years. She is originally from the Philippines.
Amy – Co-lead Room 5
Amy has been with ICDC for 9 years June 2019. She is originally from South Korea.
“Don’t wait for the perfect moment. Take the moment and make it perfect.”
Joy – 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 – Team Support
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.”
Jessica – Team Support
Jessica has been a team member at ICDC for the past 20 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.”
Lila – Team Support
Lila has been with us for a year. She has been in the ECE field for 5 years. Lila is originally from Nepal.
“Life is beautiful with kids.”