Staff

A Warm Hello From All the Staff

All the staff at Teeter Tots Early Learning Centre are qualified with either Early Childhood Education license Early Childhood Educator Assistant certificate or their Responsible Adult certificate. Along with these courses all staff hold a valid First Aid certificate and a valid Food Safe certificate. Staff also attend yearly conventions with many different topics related to Early Childhood or After School Care Fields.

Licia Thomas - Manager

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Hi, my name is Licia. I have been with Teeter Tots since 2015, I have my Early Childhood Educator Assistant certificate and have completed my Bookkeeping Certificate program at the College of New Caledonia. I am currently taking my Early Childhood Education Certificate. I hold a valid food safe and level 3 first aid certificate along with many other childhood related certificates. I enjoy getting to spend time with the children here in our program teaching and learning many new things. Outside of work I am an avid traveler previously visiting a few countries, most recently I had the opportunity to backpack Vietnam for 5 weeks! I am so happy to bring back many new things for the children to learn and try from my travels. 

 

Tabetha Turcotte - Infant Toddler Educator 
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Hi my name is Tabetha (Tabbey for short). I graduated in 2006 with my Early Childhood Education certificate from CNC college. I recently graduated in 2021 from the Infant Toddler program at Pacific Rim College. I have been employed with Teeter Tots Daycare since 2007. I have spent all my years working in the daycare and subbing in the After-School Care. I hold a recent food safe and childcare first aid certificate. I am excited to be working in the infant toddler centre. I am creative, passionate, and very patient and am very dedicated to making a great program for the children. I look forward to getting to know you and your family.  I am married with 3 children, Katie (2005), Adam (2008)an (2011).  I have achieved a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and I enjoy camping and ringette.

 

Berta Beleno  - Early Childhood Educator

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Hi, my name is Berta Beleno and I am originally from Colombia. I love to help and support children to learn, explore, and create their own knowledge. My passion has always been to help improve abilities and achieve goals. I hold a Bachelor's degree Diploma in Elementary School Education from Colombia, where I gained most of my experience working with children from ages 5 to 13. I have been in Canada for about 10 years now, and have since worked towards getting more education and currently hold an Early Childhood Educator certificate. I also have First Aid, CPR, and Food Safe certificates. I am enrolled in the Infant Toddler program, and will complete special needs training to obtain my ECE Diploma. I have more than four years of experience in Canada working with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers from different backgrounds, abilities, and special needs. I have also been in a management position at the daycare I worked at previously. I am fluent in English and Spanish, and have plenty of experience teaching Spanish to Canadian children and adults. 

Donna VandenBrink  - Early Childhood Educator 

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Hello! My name is Donna VandenBrink. I have held a diploma in Early Childhood Education since 1976, I taught in Kamloops for 13 years in 2 different daycares. I moved to Fort St.John and had a home daycare for 6 years, I then moved to Prince George and was the supervisor at Hartland Preschool for 22 years. I have also worked at the Child Development Centre for 3 1/2 years until they closed their program. I have taught at Teeter Tots for the past 2 years, I enjoy working with children and their families. My goal is to develop a program that promotes the social, emotional, intellectual, physical and language development of each child. I am married, have 2 sons and 2 grandchildren, 2 dogs and 1 cat. 

Laneathea Headrick - Early Childhood Educator  

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Hello, my name is Laneathea, Lyn for short :) Ever since I could remember I have always wanted to play a big part in children's education. As I was growing up, I would play "school" and have always wanted to be a mom. I was most certain that I wanted to work in childcare in high school and took the Early Childhood Education course after graduating. I have been in the child care field since 2004 with time off in between raising my 3 children. I'm dedicated to creating stimulating play experiences, imaginative arts and a safe atmosphere for each child's individual needs. I believe in working in partnership with parents, welcoming ideas and encouraging comments and suggestions regarding their child(ren). I enjoy family fun activities, including camping tobogganing and going for walks. I look forward to meeting new faces!

 Sharann Sullivan - Early Childhood Educator 

Hello, My name is Sharann Sullivan. I have my full early childhood education certificate and have been teaching in daycare/preschool centers for over 30 years. We moved to Prince George 12 years ago from the Sunshine Coast where I had a small family daycare while my two children were young. I like to do jigsaw puzzles, cross stitch and read mystery novels. 

Nassi Ebadifard  - Early Childhood Educator Assistant 

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Hi, My name is Nassi Ebadi. I am originally from Iran but living in Canada. I have been working at Teeter Tots since July 2020, I hold my valid Responsible Adult and Emergency Child Care First Aid Certificates. Most recently I have completed my Health, Safety & Nutrition course to become a certified Early Child Hood Education Assistant. I have always enjoyed to work with kids, for me it is about the energy and excitement that small children display. The love to learn, eagerness to experience and witness new things makes everything more beautiful.  

 

 Lindsay Gervais - Early Childhood Educator Assistant

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My name is Lindsay Gervais and I have worked at the Center for 5 years. I started off in the kitchen catering and once I was old enough I started working in the daycare. I have my ECEA and bookkeeping certificate. Outside of work I enjoy earls, camping, and hanging out with friends and family. I plan to attend school in September for the accounting and finance program. I enjoy working occasionally in the daycare but my passion is numbers. 

Anna Gervais - Early Childhood Educator Assistant / After School Care Supervisor 

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 Hi, my name is Anna. I have worked at Teeter Tots since May 2019. Before I started here I had recently graduated from Vancouver Island University with a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology. Since working here I have obtained my Early Childhood Education Assistant certificate, as well as my first aid and food-safe. Outside of work I play volleyball recreationally and enjoy watching hockey. I have caught the travel bug and hope to see many different places all over the world. In the future I plan to go back to school and get my Masters degree in school psychology or counselling. 

Brooke Moore - Early Childhood Educator Assistant

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 Hi, my name is Brooke Moore. I started at Teeter Tots in January of 2020. I have my Early Childhood Education Assistant Certificate, my Emergency Childcare First aid, and other childcare related certificates. I attend school from September to April to work towards a Bachelors of English and a Bachelors of Education so that I can become an elementary school teacher! I have always wanted to work with kids and help them learn, so working here has been awesome. I love teaching the kids new things and they also help me learn a lot too!

Jenna Gough - Responsible Adult 

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Zoe Dean - Early Childhood Education Assistant 

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Hi there! My name is Zoë and I am 21 years old. I am originally from South Africa, but have been living in Canada for about 9 years. I have my Early Childhood Education Assistant Certificate, Emergency Child Care First Aid, and I am working on more childcare related certificates. I taught Sunday school for 8 years, and have been a successful, long term nanny for over 6 different families. In my spare time I love to read and write, and I hope to someday be an English teacher. I’m excited to get to know you and your kids!”

Kyla Joyal  - Responsible Adult 

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Hi my name is Kyla Joyal, I started working at Teeter Tots in March 2021. I have my responsible adult certificate, first aid and I'm determined to expand my knowledge in Childcare Education! I've always loved working with children from the many babysitting jobs and growing up with younger siblings. It's definitely rewarding watching them grow & learn and knowing that we had a part in creating a positive environment where they can enjoy and feel safe. During my free time I like to be outdoors, either travelling new places, hiking, camping or fishing! I also like to spend my time with my son, other family members and friends. I'm grateful to be working with such an amazing company that has all our children's benefits in mind!