OUR TEACHING TEAM
Ms. Danielle has been teaching for 6 years and loves that she gets to explore and learn alongside her students each day. With a Bachelor of Education completed in 2012, she has enjoyed a wide variety of teaching experiences, though her true passion lies in early childhood education. Most recently, she spent 2 years in an early intervention setting, before joining the team at Discovery Preschool for the past 3 rewarding years. She also works part-time as a behavioural support for families with children with special needs.
The ideologies of Reggio Emilia reflect Ms. Danielle’s approach to child development and inspire her work each day. She is passionate about play and pursuing children’s natural interests, which she strongly believes best support the developmental needs of her young students; fostering inquiry, confidence and an excitement for learning. She aims to help her students make connections to and appreciate the world around them through collaborative projects, community exploration, outdoor play and bringing natural materials into the classroom.
Ms. Danielle loves reading stories, imaginative play and creating music alongside her students and on her ukelele. She greatly values the cooperation that exists at Discovery Preschool between children, families and teachers, and looks forward to making new friends with each new year!
Ms. Destiny has been working with children for almost 10 years and she feels she is right where she belongs. She is wonderfully sensitive to the needs and strengths of children. She is very observant, noticing when a child has made an achievement, and she is quick to step in to celebrate and praise. When she sees a child who is challenged by any part of a project, she can call on her background experience; working with speech pathologists, occupational therapists, psychologists, physiotherapists and teachers to find a great strategy to help that child find success.
Ms. Destiny loves being with the kids, and they love being with her. Parents find Ms. Destiny to be approachable and cheerful. At those busy times before and after class, parents can find a friendly face to ask questions to, or to pass along any messages. Together with Ms. Danielle, this teaching team provides an exceptional experience for students and teachers.