RB Kids Team

RB Kids Team

 

All staff at RB Kids have their Early Childhood  Education certification (or are currently enrolled in training) and experience in the early learning and care field. Additionally, many members also have Infant-Toddler, Special Needs or Montessori certification. They meet requirements outlined in the Child Care Facility Licensing Regulations, including having first aid certification and current criminal record clearance. Our staff are encouraged to continue their professional development and to be members of professional organizations, such as the Early Child hood Educators of BC, the BC Montessori Association and other relevant associations in the field of early learning and care. These opportunities connect our team with a community of colleagues and a wealth of information and research in the field.

As a program that is committed to high-quality care and learning experiences, we close for three professional development days per year. In addition, we have an annual closure for the last three business days of June so as to conduct facility maintenance and a Strategic Planning & In-Depth Professional Development Retreat.

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 RBA Corporate Child Care Director

Christine Clements Corporate Child Care DirectorHi My name is Christine Clements I am the Director here at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Child Care. I have been here at RB Kids since it opened in 2009. I have been involved in the early years field for over 20 years. As Corporate Child Care Director of  RB Kids, I take great pride in knowing that we strive for excellence and quality in child care. Our Staff of Early Years Educators are truly dedicated in offering high-quality care and child experiences.

 

 

RB Kids Program Supervisor

Taylor_Lisa_June2015_1927 webHi My Name is Lisa Taylor and I am the Program Supervisor. I have been here with RB Kids now for over 6 years. I take great pleasure in being apart of such an innovative child care centre. At RB Kids we strive to offer the best of the best in early learning and care.

 

 

 

RB Kids Team Leads

Pre-school/Kindergarten Team Lead – Head Montessori Directress

Parekh_Farah_June2015_1939 webHello my name is Farah Parekh. I am the Head Montessori Directress  as well as the Pre-school/Kindergarten Team Lead. It is such a pleasure to be part of an amazing, innovative child care team. I take great pride in the  early years education and it is an absolute pleasure to be taking care of your children.

 

 

 

Infant & Toddler Team Lead

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Hi my name is Sophia Chen and I am so pleased to be a part of the RB Kids Team. I have my Early Childhood Education and I am currently in college to further my knowledge. I am a creative person who truly enjoys being involved in the early years field and I am proud to be part of such a caring and creative environment. I look forward to spending time with all the families at RB Kids.

 

 

Infant & Toddler  Educators

Infant & Toddler Team Montessori Directress – I/T #1, #2, & #3

  Xu_Jialu_June2015_2006 web  Hi My name is Jialu Xu and I am  really excited to be involved in the early years’ field.

 

  

Infant & Toddler Senior ECE  Educator – I/T #1

BriannaHi my name is Brianna Howard and I am really pleased to a part 0f the infant and toddler team. I have been working in the Early Childhood Education field since 2007. Over the years I have had the privilege of working with 3-5-year-olds and over the last 4 years working with infant and toddlers. I am looking forward to helping your children grow and learn in a caring environment.

 

 

Infant & Toddler, SN, & ECE Educator – I/T #1

jennyHi my name is Jenny. I am an ECE, SN & I/T Educator. I graduated in 2011 from Vancouver Career College. I am a mother of a 10 year old. Over the years I have gained valuable experience and was giving the opportunity to work with a variety of children of many ages. I like to sing and play music. I love to bring my enthusiasm, love, and professional skill to support early learning. Now I am really happy to work with the children, parents and all the staff at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Child care as an Infant and Toddler Educator.

 

Infant & Toddler  ECE  Educator – I/T #1

Hi my name is Jasmine, I am very delighted to be part of the RB Kids team. I have ten years experience in Early Childhood Education and I am the proud mother of two boys. I am very enthusiastic about teaching children art, piano, and dancing. I look forward to getting to know everyone.

 

 

Infant & Toddler ECE Educator – I/T #1

 

Hi myemily-pic name is Emily and I am very pleased to be working in the infant and toddler room. I have my own little one and enjoy watching children learn and grow.

 

 

 

Early Childhood Educator – Reggio Inspired  Educator – I/T room #2 & #3

Hi my name is Miriam Chaldeos and I am an innovative, creative person who values and respects the importance of the early years. I enjoy working with children of all ages and love being a part of something so great.

 

 

 

Infant and Toddler  Educator – I/T room #1 & #2

 Hi my name is Sujeong. I love working with children and watching them grow, create, explore and learn. This passion has inspired me to take the Early Childhood Education program and become an Early Childhood Educator. I have completed my I/T certification and I am looking forward to getting to know all the families at Rb Kids.

 

 

Early Childhood Educator Reggio Inspired  – I/T room # 2 & #3

Jennifer Lott  started in the ECE field in 2010. She has worked both in play-based and Montessori childcare centres, and she is thrilled to be combining her skills at RBA. As an educator, storyteller and published author, she loves the enthusiasm for learning that she finds in young children. She enjoys nurturing their independence and creativity. Learn more about her children’s books at (http://familymagicseries.com/

 

 

Infant & Toddler Senior ECE  Educator – I/T Room #3

Hudspith_Leah_June2015_1990 webHi my name is Leah Hudspith and I have been here are RB Kids for over 2 years. I have learned so much about the early years and I enjoy watching the children  learn new skills. I am a person who is passionate about quality care and experiences.

 

 

 

Early Childhood Educator -I/T room #1 & #2 – (Substitute)

Lalli_Amrit_June2015_2000 webHi my name is Amrit Lalli and I am very pleased to be working here at RB Kids and look forward to all the fun experiences we share with the children.

 

 

 

 

Pre-school/Kindergarten Program Educators

Pre-school program Senior Reggio Inspired Educator

Lui_Johnson_June2015_1953 webHi my name is Johnson Liu. I am very pleased to be working with all the families at RB Kids. I have two children of my own and take great joy in being apart of children’s everyday development and growth.

 

 

 

 Pre-school Early Childhood Educator

Hi my name is Archuna, I am very excited to join the Pre-school/Kindergarten Program. I graduated from Vancouver Career College with a certificate in Early Childhood Education. I believe that it is important for children to have a learning environment that is child-directed and free to explore. I am very happy to support RB Kids Child Care’s philosophy and have fun with the children.

 

 

 

 

Pre-school Reggio Inspired Educator 

Hi my name is Joey Park. I am an ECE (Early Childhood Educator) professional who is truly
passionate about ECE. I have been working for the Development Disability Association as an ECE
teacher since 2005. I have also studied Arts at the University in South Korea and have taught Arts
and Creative Art activities for Kindergarten children and high school students. Being a mother of
two, I have been deepening my knowledge of child development and all aspects of early childhood
education. I have a commitment to be the best teacher for each group of children that I may have
the opportunity to teach.

Summer Camp Staff

 Emmanuel Ennin – Senior Summer Camp Leader is currently a master’s student at the University of British Columbia pursuing his Med in Art Education. His love for kids and his desire to give back what he knows and loves about art provoked him to pursue art to the highest level of academia. Emmanuel currently works as an Academic Assistant at the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy (EDCP), UBC, Polka Dot Art School, where he teaches kids from grade 3-5 painting, 3D Craft, and Clay art. He also worked as an art tutor for Brighter Child Academy back in Ghana where he engaged learners from K-5 in visual art related activities.

 

 

Qtuenon Magnuson –  Summer Camp Leader is currently a student working towards his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Quenton is very active and enjoys helping children develop their skills in hockey and golf.

 

 

 

 

 Auxiliary Staff

BrookeHi my name is Brooke Burtnick and I am really excited to be able to offer support to all the programs at RB Kids. I will be starting my studies in Early Childhood Education in the spring of 2016. I feel very fortunate to have guidance and support from such an amazing group of educators. I am very passionate about the early years and I will be specializing in the Montessori Method.