Caledonia Early Care and Learning Centre
Meet Our Board Members
Ashton was born is Prince George B.C but is a dual citizen with Australia. She grew up living in both countries at different times and ended up with a love of travel and an appreciation for different cultures. In recent years she lived in Australia where she had her daughter. When her daughter was 1 years old they moved to England for a short time and then settled back in Ashton’s hometown, Prince George.
When it was time to go back to work after having her daughter she quickly realized the importance of quality early childhood education. Ashton feels very fortunate to have her daughter attend Caledonia Early Care and Learning Centre.
Ashton currently works in Accounting at a Financial Institution here in Prince George and is attending College of New Caledonia to further her career. Her passions include family, travel, education, and learning about other cultures and ways of life.
– Ashton Arnold
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.
– Christine Jackson
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.
– Cheryl Emerson
My name is Sarah Vogt and I have been working with the provincial government for the past ten years in the Ministry of Social Development. I am the Manager of Service Delivery.
On a personal note, I attended the College of New Caledonia as a student on a sports scholarship. I went on to attend the University of Northern British Columbia and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce. I am married with 2 sweet little boys, Jace (7) and Christian (3), who are smart, funny and love hockey. We enjoy travelling the world and taking adventures. We joined the Caledonia Early Care and Learning Centre daycare in September of 2021 and feel blessed for the care of our child receives and for the wonderful staff!
– Sarah Vogt
Dong Hee (Kyle) Kwak
Our soon to be 3-year-old Jordan has been with Caledonia Early Care and Learning Center for five months now. I cannot express enough love and gratitude to the staff at the center for being the positive impact and for helping him grow into the amazing little boy he is by making it a wonderful home away from home.
Thank you for being part of us since the day 1 and providing Jordan with tremendous opportunities to learn and play. We look forward to many more days building happy memories together!”
– Dong Hee Kwak
Marci Burgess has grown up in Prince George. She has a large community of friends and family that keeps her living in the North. Marci has her diploma in Therapeutic Recreation and has been working in long-term care at Northern Health for 7 years. She is now continuing her education to obtain her Bachelor of Health Science. She has a young family, including her husband Mike and their two daughters. They enjoy spending time with their friends and family, exploring the outdoors and spending time at their family cabin at the lake. After searching for some time, Marci is happy to have found Caledonia Early Learning Center, as it is a perfect fit for their family.
– Marci Burges
I’ve had the honor to be a CNC alumnus in the bookkeeping program, 2 of my older children are daycare alumni also, and now have the joy to be a current parent of a child attending the center. I can tell you, that over the years this place has always surpassed all expectations and felt like family. The care and attention to details, life lessons, friendships and communication is second to none. It’s my pleasure to join the board as the treasurer to use the skills I’ve learned from this very place. I believe in supporting these fellow women of greatness, as they shape our future generation and support the families of our community.
– Grace Calhoun
William (Bill) Clyne
Bill is a long-time resident of Prince George. Bill has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Northern British Columbia in Human Resource Management. He is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources and has experience as an HR Professional at Carrier Sekani Family Services. This is an indigenous non-profit health and social services agency.
Bill and his wife are both very excited that their little one can start her learning adventures with the Caledonia Early Care and Learning Centre, a childcare facility that is renowned for its staff, care, and learning. Bill is eager to share his experience, expertise, and humour to help the centre be a warm and welcoming place for the children and the caregivers to grow and succeed.
– Bill Clyne
Suzy was born and raised in Kitimat. After graduating from UNBC, she spent the next 12 years living in several communities within British Columbia. In 2013, Suzy and her husband decided to return to his hometown to be closer to family, where they started their own family. She has spent almost 9 years working in post-secondary education and understands the importance of education no matter what age the student may be. Suzy wants to help support the Centre in providing quality education and care for children in our community now and into the future.
– Suzy Merritt