Meet Our Team
We take pride in having our staff keep curent in their education and training. We are excited to be working in conjunction with the Early Care and Early Learning department at the College of New Caledonia; to give the students practical experience working with the children in our daycare. We believe that taking regular professional development keeps you fresh and up to date with the latest philosophies and research in child development.
Get to Know Us
My name is Kathy Reed. I originally came from the U.K. to Vancouver to become a nanny as I loved to travel. After meeting my husband in Vancouver, we moved to Prince George in 1994. I have 3 stepdaughters and 2 sons.
I have been in the field of early childhood education for many years, I have worked in: group 3-5 care, preschool, Strong Start and as an Outreach Consultant with Childcare Resource and Referral. I have facilitated workshops for care providers and for parents.
I believe that children learn through play; I believe in following the child’s lead when planning activities and encouraging them to question and wonder.
It is a concern of mine is that children are not getting enough free play outside, therefore, part of my philosophy is for children to spend lots of free play time outside learning with natural materials.
I am excited to be working in conjunction with the Early Care and Early Learning department at the College of New Caledonia; to give the students practical experience working with the children in our daycare. I believe that taking regular professional development keeps you fresh and up to date with the latest philosophies and research in child development.
Child Care Educator
I’m Dorothy, but everyone calls me Dot or Dottie. I was born and raised in a small town called Kitimat and moved to Prince George to further my education. While working as a hairstylist for 10 years, I discovered my passion for teaching young children and graduated from the Early Child Care and Learning Program from CNC in 2016. As I am currently furthering my education to become an infant and toddler educator, I am an early child care educator and a special needs educator while still continuing to be a hairstylist from time to time.
I believe in playing, discovering, and learning in nature because I find being in nature to be calming and soothing while being able to learn a diversity of knowledge and about yourself and your capabilities.
I believe children are young humans full of beauty and knowledge that require consequences, guidance, praises, love, and challenges in order for them to achieve their full potential. I believe children should be offered choices in order for them to learn their capabilities and be encouraged to show their emotions while learning to self-regulate. Children are important to our future; therefore, it is my responsibility and passion to encourage, strengthen, and promote their growth and development.
Zezhang Wang ( Dara)
Child Care Educator
Hi, my name is Zezhang Wang, but I go by Dara; it’s a lot easier for everyone to
remember. I graduated from the Early Child Care and Learning Program at CNC
in June 2021 and obtained an Early Childhood educator certificate and Special
Needs Educator certificate. On summer weekends, I also offer mobile auto
detailing services around the community.
I was born and raised in Shanghai, China. I came to Prince George to study
abroad in September 2015. As I am studying and living here, I enjoy and love Prince George more and more each day. I love travelling, photography, hiking, driving, snowboarding, detailing, and organizing.
I believe that children are the future, and every child deserves care, love, respect
and patience from all of us. Therefore, it’s essential to create a safe and nurturing environment for children to play, grow, explore, learn, and understand the world around them. I also believe every child is different, and each of them has their own personality, emotions, and capabilities. While they are playing and
exploring, they should be offered choices to make their own decisions and take on their own responsibilities.
I am so honoured that I can join Caledonia Early Care and Learning Centre’s
team and work with all the families.
Child Care Educator
My name is Ada, and I was born and raised here in Prince George B.C. Although I was born here in PG I do come from first-generation immigrants with that being said, my first language is Cantonese, and my second language is English. I have picked up a few hobbies over the years, which include reading, hiking, going on walks, travelling, organizing, crafting, and volunteering around the community.
I have worked in various positions, starting with my family restaurant, Northern Health, coaching sports, Costco, and most recently, as a behavior interventionist. Throughout my years, I found my true passion: becoming part of the Early Childhood Education field. I believe that children are our future, and as Early Childhood Educators, we have a front-row seat to watch children develop physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively. I believe that children learn through play. They have the opportunity to problem solve, interact with their peers, nurture their creativity and imagination, self-independence, and discover their own unique selves! I love being outdoors, and I am excited to be in a space where I can offer children opportunities to explore natural resources and have children lead in their own interests.
I am currently enrolled in the ECCL program here at the College and will obtain my certificate by the end of December 2022. I plan on furthering my studies and specializing in special needs, and I will receive my diploma in June 2023. I have been working here since June 2022 and am honored to be part of the Caledonia Early Learning Centre team.
” Education is the most powerful weapon we use to change the world.”