Our Amazing Team
Our diverse team consists of 20 amazing individuals, with various backgrounds, experience and education in the Early Learning and Care field. We have a number of staff who have been employed with West Oakville Preschool Centre for many years, and some that have even reached their 10, 20, and almost 30 year anniversary milestones! Each program has staff members who have been thoughtfully selected to work together to provide a well-rounded Infant, Toddler, Preschool or Kindergarten program, with character traits, skills and experience that compliment those of their team mates. We have 10 Registered Early Childhood Educators on our team, and at least one working in each room. We are committed to providing our staff team with a positive work experience and investing in their professional growth and development.
All of our staff members:
Have a current valid Vulnerable Sector Check (as per Ministry of Education requirements)
Receive annual re-certification in Standard First Aid and Infant/Child CPR – Level C
Have up to date immunizations
Review policies and procedures annually, and more frequently as needed
Are monitored, mentored and evaluated annually for their job performance
Actively participate in monthly staff meetings, professional development, and special events throughout the year
TINA TOURANGEAU, RECE – My name is Tina Tourangeau and I have graduated from Sheridan College with a Diploma in Early Childhood Education. During the course of my studies I was fortunate to do a placement at West Oakville Preschool Centre where I came to quickly appreciate the natural surroundings of the centre, the quality and dedication of the staff, as well as the level of inclusiveness at the centre.
Recently, when an opportunity arose to work in the Bear Club Room as an Early Childhood Assistant, I was excited to be able to join the team on a permanent basis. It is a joy to be able to share in the lives of the children at West Oakville Preschool Centre on a daily basis and also to foster their growth along side their families in a positive atmosphere.
ANDREA REIDMAN, RECE – Hi, my name is Andrea Reidman. I am a Registered Early Childhood Educator working in the Preschool Program. I have been working in the centre since December 2014. I was born in Argentina and moved to Canada in 2001 with my husband and two daughters (13 and 11 years old). I have more than 20 years of experience working with children, especially with the little ones. I like working at West Oakville Preschool because we foster a positive, caring and respectful relationship with children and their families.
PROGRAM SUPPORT/CASUAL STAFF
JESSICA SERON, RECE
SKYLER VANDERWATER, CYW
JING BO YAN, RECE
ERIN WALDIE, RECE
ESRA HASKAN, RECE
JOSEPHINE ILAGAN, ECA