I have been working with children since I was 11 years old through various babysitting and summer camp jobs.Following high school graduation, I pursued the field of early childhood education. After I had my two children I attended night school at Mount Royal to get my certificate in early childhood education, and in 1995, I went back to Mount Royal and completed my diploma. I have been a director for years at various daycare companies, one company had 12 centre’s called Playcare. I have had personal dayhomes, and worked in after-school programs. My big love has been preschools, and I enjoy meeting the parents and having the opportunity to do school prep for my little people. I take great pleasure in children learning the fundamentals to prepare them for kindergarten, and take great pride in watching the personal growth and development through their preschool years.
A driving force and inherent joy in my life and career — both as a parent and educator — is the sparking of children’s learning. Therefore, my promise is to provide a classroom environment that facilitates student engagement, exploration, and challenge in a lifelong journey of learning.
Outside of the classroom I enjoy spending time with my family – we can often be found digging in the garden, cooking, and enjoying the outdoors.
Ms. Alice always wanted to be a teacher. At the age of 17 she went to University in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro) to obtain her diploma in Early Childhood Development. She graduated in 2004 and started teaching preschool. After moving to Canada, she obtained her child development certification to be able to work in her field once again. She has worked as a Teacher’s Assistant for 2 years in a Calgary Montessori preschool before joining the Willow Park Preschool Family in 2019. As an experienced dance teacher, she is passionate about incorporating dance activities, yoga as well various art projects and other fun activities that she believes all children should experience.