Staff

Amelyn Harke

Amelyn Harke

Amelyn Harke, Interim 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. 

Jonathan Borja

Jonathan Borja

Jonathan Borja, Interim Assistant Director

Jonathan has a Bachelor's Degree in Education from the Philippines and has been a childcare provider for 5 years since coming to Edmonton. He is very passionate at what he does. Children love him because of his fun loving personality, caring and very enthusiastic with his interaction with children.

He started in CPCCS in 2017 as a Lead Educator in preschool room. Because of his hard work and passion to lead, he got promoted as part of the management.

Beside from his passion working with the children, Jonathan is also creative and choreograph dances as well.

 

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.