Ms. Carla

Director/Teacher

Born and raised in Calgary, Ms. Carla has always known that she was meant to work with children. Earning her Early Childhood Education and Development Diploma in 1993, she has worked in preschool, daycare and out of school care settings and also spent ten years running her own day home.  Ms. Carla has a passion for serving children and their families and believes that all things are possible when you have faith, friends, family and fun! Although a little chocolate and chai tea now and then never hurts either! ๐Ÿ™‚ Ms. Carla feels very blessed to have the honour of working with an amazing team of staff members to create a fun and welcoming program for children.

Ms. Melissa

Lead Teacher

Ms. Melissa is excited to join this amazing team!   She brings experience teaching elementary school with Calgary Arts Academy, teaching choir classes with the YMCA, teaching ESL classes online as well as private piano teaching and adjudicating with music festivals.  Preschool is an adventure sheโ€™s always been eager to experience and now is the perfect time as her children embark on their journeys through their teens!   She is looking forward to lots of energy, singing, playing and creating.  Self care for Melissa includes gardening, biking, reading, hiking and time spent with family and friends.  She finds joy in this beautiful earth and is grateful for fellow adventurers small and tall.

Ms. Shelley

Classroom Assistant

Ms. Shelley is excited to be working with Kidz Choice Preschool as a Classroom Assistant and believes this profession is a most rewarding Career!  Throughout the years, I have acquired my Early Childhood Diploma from Grant MacEwan University, and with this career bring experience from working as a Teacher in;  Day Cares, Preschools, Out of School Care, Hospital settings, Running my own day home, and working as a Special Needs Aide with Preschoolers. As a Teacher at Kidz Choice Preschool, I will be bringing compassion to all that I do! Best of all; I will be cherishing the opportunities to support you and your family, to create a preschool community, and to provide an everlasting learning experience for your children!

Ms. Jenny

Classroom Assistant

Ms. Jenny is thrilled to join this team at Kidz Choice.  Jenny is a mom of four.  She also comes with lots of experience in working with preschool-aged children such as subbing in preschools, working with as a Special Needs Aide, as an SLPA in various preschools, and as an EA at Bearspaw Christian School.  Jenny has a BA in Christian Ministry, with an emphasis on Children from Briercrest College in Caronport, SK and recently obtained her ECE Certification. Watching children learn through play is one of her most favourite things.  Seeing them grow in social skills, life skills and also learning to be a part of a group is so important to their development.  It is why she values the program at Kidz Choice so much. Some of Jenny's favourite things:  Family movie nights, coffee,  watching my kids' activities, coffee, redecorating my house, oh did I mention coffee!? ?

Ms. Itzel

Classroom Assistant

Born in Mexico City and raised in Montreal, Ms. Itzel got her first diploma in Programming and Data Base Development. Her passion for children and education re-oriented her career to Early Childhood Education and she received her Diploma in 2004. She has several years of experience working with children from different cultural and economical backgrounds and has had the opportunity to work in Spanish, French and English preschools, daycares and dayhomes. She is passionate about the world of early childhood, and is very happy to join the team at Kidz Choice! "My goal as a Teacher", she said, "is to accompany your children at their own pace to grow and develop on the path of socialization."  Mom of three grown children, she likes to read, sing and to spend time with her family. "God is my inspiration and I want to do my job with love for Him and for Others." ๐Ÿ™‚

Ms. Sheila

Office Administrator

Ms. Sheila enjoys being the office administrator for both Holy Trinity Anglican Church and Kidz Choice Preschool.  Ms. Sheila has been involved with the preschool since its inception in 2005.  She is a mother of two grown children.  Ms. Sheila has also been a Classroom Assistant who enjoys watching the kids learn and grow over the school year.  She currently frequents the classroom to take photos for the parent photo gallery and loves to see the children in her classroom visits.