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Our Staff

Clara - Centre Director
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I was born in Rio, Brazil and immigrated to Canada in 2015. I have worked in childcare since 2015 and hold a master’s degree in business administration. I have a passion for nurturing young minds and experience in operations.

I firmly believe that every child is a unique individual with boundless potential. I like creating a warm and inclusive classroom environment where children feel safe to explore, learn, and grow. In my spare time, I like practicing yoga, swimming and travelling.  

 

“Our children are the rock on which our future will be built, our greatest asset as a nation.” – Nelson Mandela

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Celine

I was born in Congo and immigrated to Canada in 1996. I received my ECE diploma from Vancouver Community College and have been working in the childcare field for approximately 10 years. Since I graduated, I have worked with infants, toddlers, preschool and school-age children. I am currently working with Preschool and Achiever programs here at TOOSCS. In my spare time, I enjoy playing soccer, hiking, making waist beads and hanging out with family and friends.

"Every day I learn something new from children. I love to create new memories with all the children and families. Thanks to all the families for allowing me to be a part of their children’s lives."

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Gina

Hi, I’m Gina, I am from the Philippines. I graduated from Philippine Christian University with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. As I love to work and learn more about children’s behaviour and characteristics, I decided to continue my studies at Vancouver Career College and recently received my ECE certificate. I started to work at TOOSCS in October 2017, and I am currently assigned to work in the Occasional Care and Achiever’s programs. I’m a single mom raising a daughter who attends Trafalgar Elementary. In my spare time, I love to hang out with my daughter, do cross stitch, cooking and swimming.

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Helen

I was born and raised in the Philippines and acquired my Caregiving NCII certificate from Technical Education and Skills Development Authority. I graduated in Web Application Development at AMA Computer College. I had 2 years of working experience in preschool in the Philippines. I love being around children, playing, singing, and having relationships with them. Children are the best part of my job. I treat them all as my own child. In my free time, I enjoy watching movies, cooking, reading, and painting. Currently, I’m enjoying my newfound home here in Vancouver with my two daughters and husband. To me, every child is unique in their own way. They need to feel loved and respected as well, no matter who and what they are. Every child is a treasure.

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Laura

Laura was born and raised in Ontario and received her Bachelor of Art and Art History from the University of Toronto/Sheridan College in 2015. She moved to Vancouver in 2016 to complete her Master of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University of Art + Design, graduating in 2018.

Laura has 4 years of experience working in school-age care and has created and led art classes for children, youth and adults. She is a practicing fine artist and in her spare time, she likes to paint and draw, read, play her guitar and sing. She enjoys working with children because they are all unique in their own ways with their own gifts and she loves seeing where their ideas and creativity can take them. Laura is currently working with the Achievers group at the after-school care.

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Fernanda

I was born in Rosario do Sul, Brazil and immigrated to Canada in 2021 with my family. I have a degree in Film Production and worked with kids during volunteering in a daycare in Brazil and on short films.

I really enjoy playing with kids and helping them develop their creativity and sports skills. In my spare time, I like to do anything related to arts, reading, drawing and playing instruments.

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