Staff

Amelyn Harke

Amelyn Harke

Amelyn Harke, Executive Director

Amelyn (Amy) is originally from the Philippines where she taught high school for three years. Amy came to Edmonton in 2008 and worked as a nanny for two families. She has experience working in a private daycare prior to coming to Canada Place Child Care Society in 2015. Amy is warm, positive and loved by the children. It was no surprise that she quickly received a supervisor position and assistant director. 

Kirsten Doyle

Kirsten Doyle

Kirsten Doyle, Assistant Director

Kirsten earned her Early Learning and Child Care Diploma at MacEwan University and has been with CPCCS since 2017. She started as one of the educators in the room and moved up to being the Lead Educator. Kirsten's personality of being caring and gentle make the children love her dearly. From her gained knowledge and experiences, it enables her growth in leadership and got promoted as Assistant Director. 

Aside from her role in CPCCS, Kirsten also works at her church children's ministry as a preschool teacher every second Sunday of the month. She is also passionate about filling up her passport. She recently visited parts of Europe like Ireland, Wales, Scotland, and England.

Early Childhood Educators

Our Educators are friendly, well trained, and up-to-date with early childhood education practices. Staff work together to provide the best care for children.  Each room has a minimum of two staff members at all times. Float staff are available to cover breaks, staff illness, etc.

Training and Qualifications

Our goal is to have high quality caregivers that exceed the training requirements set by the provincial government.

Currently, we have:

  • 12 Child Development Supervisors who have early childhood development diplomas or equivalent level 3 certificate; and
  • 6 Child Development Assistants who have completed early childhood education courses equivalent level 1,2 or 3.
  • child care first aid certificates;
  • CPR training; and
  • up-to-date child welfare and police security checks.

Staff attend regular professional development opportunities to maintain their skills and learn new and different ways to teach the children.