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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

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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 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 regular professional development keeps you fresh and up-to-date with the latest philosophies and research in child development.

Madison Stier Our Team Staff at CECLC

Madison Stier

Early Childhood Educator

Hello, My name is Madi, and I was born and raised in Vanderhoof, BC. My parents were both born in Quebec and most of my family is
French. I have been learning French since infancy and am fluent in the language. I moved to Prince George in 2022 for the Early Childhood Care and Learning program at The College of New Caledonia. I enjoy music, driving, spending time with friends and family, and spending time in the sun.

I have found my passion in the care of children. The ability to learn with them and to support their development in social, cognitive, physical, and emotional skills. I love watching the Children work together and problem-solve, or navigate conversations between themselves.  I support a child-led philosophy and provide the children with materials that will engage them in the areas in which they are expressing interests. I enjoy getting to experience and appreciate their unique personalities. I am currently enrolled in the ECCL program and will graduate in June 2024. I am waiting for the approval of my full ECE license. I plan to further my education and specialize in infant-toddler and special needs. I am grateful and honoured to be a part of the Caledonia Early Care and Learning Centre team.

Staff Caledonia Early Care and Learning Centre

Zezhang Wang (Dara)

Early Childhood 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.

Sara Wittig, Staff at CECLC

Sara Wittig

Early Childhood Educator

Hi! My name is Sara Wittig. I am a mom, wife, educator, cat lady, and dog mom. My family and I moved to Prince George at the end of December 2022. We moved here from Abbotsford BC, where I was born and raised. I married my partner shae in the spring of 2016. We had our first daughter, Freya, 2 years later, in 2018 and our second daughter Ivy in 2019.

I completed my Early Childhood Education Certificate at the University of the Fraser Valley in 2014. I then proceeded to do 2 years of Child and Youth Care courses, until I decided to do my Early Childhood Special Needs Diploma in 2016. While working on my education, I worked as a cashier at a local grocery store and then started working as an Educator at a Preschool. I worked a the preschool until my oldest daughter was born, which led to being a stay-at-home mom for 4.5 years to my beautiful daughters. In 2022 I returned to work as a preschool teacher until my family and I decided to move to Prince George. I am now part of the amazing team of educators at the Caledonia Early Care and Learning Centre.  Children are extraordinary. They have beautiful minds that want to learn and explore. I believe that giving children a safe, welcoming, and positive environment to play and use their imaginations can help them learn many life skills.

Megan Becker Staff at Caledonia Early Care and Learning Centre

Megan Becker

Early Childhood Educator

My name is Meg and I am an emerging early childhood educator graduating with my diploma in June 2024. I was born and raised in Squamish, B.C.. Until I was 11 when my family relocated to Prince George.

I discovered my passion for working with Children in 2019 when I worked for our local Museum and Science Centre, The Exploration Place. Through this job, I began to see an understanding of my impact on young minds as an adult as well as my natural affinity with children.

I have developed many values and philosophies that are still finding their place in my practice. I believe children are capable, and I base my limitations are safety, not ability. I connect with nature, music, and art which is reflected in not just my practice but also everything I do in my life. Children learn so much through play, and I am an advocate for open-ended play and free play. I believe in children’s independence, and original ideas, and to nurture these traits I offer open-ended questions and support in self-help skills.

I feel grateful to be able to grow and expand these values here at the Caledonia Early Care and Learning Centre. I am truly privileged to be a part of the team and work with the families of the Caledonia Early care and Learning Centre.

Taylor Corriveau Staff Member of the CECLC

Taylor Corriveau

Early Childhood Educator

My name is Taylor, I obtained my license to practice from the University of the Fraser Valley, in 2010. I believe children learn best through play; something I have observed both in preschool and at home with my children. When allowed to explore suitable materials, children naturally gravitate to experiences suited to their current learning level. The most helpful attitude one can have is to support children wherever they are within their natural development. Children should be encouraged to explore and experiment. They will develop their natural attitude of curiosity which will give them the confidence to engage in lifelong learning.

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

-Nelson Mandela

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