Caledonia Early Care and Learning Centre
Board of Directors
Meet Our Board Members
The Davey family moved back to Prince George in 2017 after a decade of living in various places across the country while Adam served as an Infantry Officer in the Army. Adam’s youngest son, Declan, joined the Caledonia Early Learning Centre in 2017 and will move on to kindergarten in 2019. The Davey’s also have an older son, Liam, who is in second grade. In his day job, Adam serves with Prince George Fire Rescue, as the City of Prince George’s Manager of Emergency Programs. Adam also volunteers as the current President of the North Central Local Government Managers’ Association of BC as well as part-time service as an Army primary reserve infantry officer.
Hana Bullard came to Prince George in 2011 after living and working in several parts of British Columbia. After growing up and graduating from university in Victoria, she followed her dream job to Smithers, then Nanaimo, Victoria, and Enderby. A new job opportunity brought Hana to Prince George. She has a young family with two daughters. Working in real estate appraisal while pursuing her education, she loves spending whatever spare time she has with her daughters and family and can be found outside in her garden whenever the soil is warm. Hana’s oldest daughter came to the Caledonia Early Learning Centre when she was 2 1/2 years old.
Eduardo Martins is a fish biologists and assistant professor at UNBC. He moved to Canada with his wife from Brazil in 2008 and lived in the Lower Mainland until moving to Prince George in the summer of 2017. He has a lovely 4-year old boy who absolutely loves his daycare friends and teachers.
Erin moved to Prince George with her husband in 2012 after graduating from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Education degree. She works as a high school teacher in the school district, teaching math, science, social studies, or whatever she needs to. She is a mother to two children, one of whom is currently attending the Caledonia Early Care and Learning Centre, and one who soon will be. Though she works with teenagers, she recognizes the importance of quality early childhood education.
Cheryl Emerson has a long history with the campus childcare program. Cheryl began her Early Childhood Education career as a student in the ECE program at CNC. Her first job was at CNC daycare when the daycare was housed in an old portable at the front of the College. In 1995, CNC with the help of government funding built a multi-aged child care facility. Cheryl worked in the Infant room during the ’90s then briefly returned to the three to five-year-old care room before she began her role as faculty in the ECE program at CNC. Cheryl currently works in the newly named Early Care and Learning Program (formerly known as the ECE) at the college.
Christine fell in love with early childhood education over 25 years ago because she saw the impact that quality early care and learning environments could have on the lives of children and families. Now, an Early Childhood Care and Learning Instructor with the College of New Caledonia, Christine shares that passion and love for the profession with her Early Childhood Care and Learning students.
Kathy Reed is the manager of the Caledonia Early Care and Learning Centre.
Kathy originally came from the U.K. to Vancouver to become a nanny as she loved to travel. After meeting her husband in Vancouver, they moved to Prince George in 1994. Kathy has 3 stepdaughters’ and 2 sons. Kathy has been in the field of early childhood education for many years; she has worked in group 3-5 care, preschool, Strong Start and as an Outreach Consultant with Childcare Resource and Referral. Kathy has facilitated workshops for care providers and for parents. She believes that children learn through play, she believes in following the child’s lead when planning activities and encouraging them to question and wonder.
It is a concern of hers that children are not getting enough free play outside; therefore part of her philosophy is for children to spend lots of free play time outside learning with natural materials.
Kathy is excited to be working in conjunction with the Early Care and Early Learning department in the College of New Caledonia. She is pleased to give the students practical experience working with the children in our daycare. She believes that taking regular professional development keeps one fresh and up to date with the latest philosophies and research in child development.