Meet the Preschool Teachers
Bashful + Big Smile Class
Daniella is creative and vocal and loves to bring this to her practice in preschool. She has a BA in Early Childhood Education and more than 10 years of experience working with children in daycare and preschool in both Mexico and North Vancouver.
She believes that when children feel safe, they are ready to learn and explore. She enjoys that children often notice the details of things, and are open to experiencing the small, every-day wonders of the world. She is an active Mom in our community in Pemberton Heights, always busy looking for ways she can support our school and other people. She enjoys going on adventures with her husband and two children.
Atoussa has been teaching since 1988. She has a BA in French Literature and minor in Early Childhood Education. She has been lucky enough to visit Reggio Emilia in Italy and was inspired to apply many aspects of this approach to her pedagogy.
Atoussa believes children have potential, curiosity, and a desire to learn. Each child is unique and has a different approach to learning. As a teacher my role is to provide the children with a range of possibilities and provocations. The wider the range of possibilities, the richer the children’s experiences.
Chianti + Big Smile Class
Stephanie grew up in the Okanagan and moved to the coast after graduating from high school. She enjoys camping, photography and fossil hunting in her spare time.Stephanie graduated from Langara College with her ECE and Infant Toddler certification and since that time has taken many workshops and seminars on various aspects of the ECE field. She was the program supervisor in a 3-5 daycare in the West End for 20+ years before moving to the northshore where she have been a preschool teacher for the past several years.
Big Smile Class
Sydney has her Infant Toddler and Special Education certificates, and has worked with children in preschool, outdoor school, IB and School Aged programs over the last few years. She is an advocate for the Reggio Emilia approach, as well as giving children the opportunity to explore and investigate the outdoors. She loves playing the guitar, painting, wake-surfing, volleyball and travelling to new places.
*Sydney is currently away from Sunflower*
Currently pursuing her degree in Early Childhood Care and Education at Capilano University, Ashley's dedication to her profession is unwavering. But it's her genuine affection for her students that truly sets her apart. Deeply invested in their growth and well-being, Ashley fosters a nurturing environment where every child feels valued and supported.
Chianti, Bashful & Big Smile Class