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Our Team

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

Kathy Reed

Kathy Reed

Manager

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.

Cassidy Begg

Cassidy Begg

Child Care Educator

Hello, my name is Cassidy. I have my Early Childhood Educator Certificate from the College of New Caledonia and graduated with honors in May 2015. Working with children has always been a passion of mine and I am excited to be in a profession where that passion can be used to help children succeed in life.

One of my biggest beliefs is that it’s important for children to be in nature. There are so many things to explore and discover in the natural world that can satisfy any child’s curiosity. I also deeply believe that each child is a beautiful, curious, capable, powerful person who deserves respect, appreciation, encouragement, and love. All of which I strive to provide for them every day that I get the honor of spending with them.

Dorothy Lee

Dorothy Lee

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.

” Education is the most powerful weapon we use to change the world.”

-Nelson Mandela

Jamie Davidson

Jamie Davidson

Child Care Educator

My name is Jamie Davidson, I have my early childhood education and am working towards my infant-toddler and special needs. I have always loved being with children and helping them grow while learning.

I grew up in Vanderhoof an hour away from Prince George where most of my family still lives. During the summers I worked at Echo Lake Bible camp spending weeks with campers and showing them love while giving them a safe space to be a child. I married my husband Christian Davidson and we share our home with our dog Hayla.

I believe connecting children to nature helps create a calmer learning environment and sets children up for success in their future. I see children as capable and explorers wanting to learn and test out all their thoughts and ideas.

I’m blessed to have joined the Caledonia early learning team and have started to feel quite At home here.

Katilin Rud

Katilin Rud

Child Care Educator

My name is Kait. I have my Early Childhood Education Assistant license, and I am currently enrolled in the Early Childhood Care and Learning program at the College of New Caledonia, next door, to complete my certificate.

I grew up here, in Prince George and have grown to love it and all it has to offer. I believe spending time in nature is incredibly important, for both children and adults, and I appreciate that we have such a beautiful environment surrounding us. I enjoy mountain biking, hiking, and spending time with animals.

I believe that children deserve a caring, nurturing environment that allows them to create, imagine, wonder, dream, learn, and play, while being respected and having their own individual differences recognized and celebrated. Although I am just starting out my career, I feel so grateful to have found my passion for working with children.