Working in ECEC

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This section provides a glimpse into the day-to-day lives of people working in Canada’s child care sector. The people profiled here share a deep commitment to early learning and child care.

Profiles 2007-08

Marc Battle
Early Childhood Education Instructor, Red River College
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Dan Capstick
Supervisor and Early Childhood Educator, Schoolhouse Playcare Centre
Whitby-Ajax, Ontario

John Hefler
Early Childhood Educator, Early Learning Centre, Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario

Profiles 2005-06

This year’s profiles illustrate the wide variety of roles and opportunities the sector has to offer.

Tammy Ball
Early Childhood Manager, Bashaw and District Support Services
Bashaw, Alberta

Karla Baxter-Vincent
Coordinator-Instructor, Early Childhood Education (ECE) program, New Brunswick Community College
Saint John, New Brunswick

Rachel Besharah
Early Childhood Educator, Toddler Program, Centretown Parents Day Care
President, Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 2204 
Ottawa, Ontario

Aimee Clark
Child Care Advocate
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Valerie Collins
Home Visitor, Family Child Care Connections
St. John’s, Newfoundland

Wynn Ann Fahey
Supervisor and Early Childhood Educator, Bloomsbury Child Care Centre
St. John’s, Newfoundland

Bonny Harvey 
President, Board of Directors, the Preschool Centre 
Fredericton, New Brunswick

Joyce Hughes
Director, Kids Korral Day Care 
Fredericton, New Brunswick

Rory Magill
Cook, Andrew Fleck Child Care Centre (downtown program) 
Ottawa, Ontario

Josée Morin 
Coordinator, School-Age Child Care Program, École Saint-David 
President, Syndicat du soutien scolaire des Bois-Francs (CSN)
Victoriaville, Québec

Joanna Ocampo-Flores
Early Childhood Educator Level II, Aleph-Bet Child Life Enrichment Program Inc.
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Gay Pagan
Union Organizer for Child Care Workers, Manitoba Government and General Employees Union
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Debbie Thompson
Toddler Teacher, Chuva Program, University of British Columbia Child Care Services
Instructor, Continuing Education, Vancouver Community College
Vancouver, British Columbia

Karen Wright
Supported Child Care Worker, North End Day Care, 
Coordinator, Canadian Union of Postal Workers’ Summer Camp
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Profiles 2003-04

Ruth Bancroft
Head Teacher, Langara Child Development Centre
Vancouver, British Columbia

Michele Button
Centre Supervisor, City of Toronto Directly Operated Child Care Programs
Toronto, Ontario

Donna Huyber
Program Supervisor, Lakeview Children's Centre
Langruth, Manitoba

Jason Keays
Child Care Worker, Union Street Preschool Centre
Fredericton, New Brunswick

Sylvie Melsbach
Pedagogical Director, les Mousses du Mont inc., a centre de la petite enfance (CPE)
St-Bruno, Quebec

Joanne Murrell
Project Coordinator, Corvette Early Years, a Toronto First Duty site
Toronto, Ontario

Jenny Sanderson
Executive Director, Four Feathers Inc. Aboriginal Head Start Program
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Lee Tysowski, Owner, Sing a Rainbow Preschool 
Regina, Saskatchewan

Kismet Lowrie
Manager, Ashea Aboriginal Head Start Daycare, Kwanlin Dun First Nation
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

For more on the 2003-04 profiles, download: Profiles and Case Studies: tells the story of 20 individuals working in various sectors and capacities in early childhood education, and examines the roles played by Toronto and Vancouver in supporting regulated child care.