Every Western Day Care Centre educator is committed to providing a stimulating, safe and secure environment with programs that are designed to meet the unique needs of children.
All of our Educators are registered with the College of Early Childhood Educators. Each educator has provided a clear Vulnerable Sector Check and maintains current First Aid and CPR training. Our educators are committed to lifelong learning and are involved in the Continuous Professional Learning program through the College of Early Childhood Educators
We are very proud of our low staff turnover rate with an average length of staff service of 12 years.
Currently 18 staff employed have 20 years and more of service with Western Day Care Centre.
Our Management Team
The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the Centre’s according with the philosophies, goals and objectives of the Western Day Care Centre, the Child Care and Early Years Act, Public Health Legislation and guidelines, recognized quality ECE practice, and other relevant legislation.
Brianne Walpole – 27 Emery Street West
Denise Kirkpatrick – 1848 Blue Heron Drive
The Program Manager of each location is actively responsible for ensuring Quality Early Childhood Education (ECE) caregiving at their operation site according with the philosophies, goals and objectives of the Western Day Care Centre and the Child Care and Early Years Act. The Program Manager will act as the Executive Director in her absence as required.
The Business Manager is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the financial affairs of the Centre. Questions regarding fees and payments should be directed to the Business Manager.
The Corporation itself is governed by a board of 10-15 volunteer members, a majority of whom are parents and past parents. The Board is the executive branch of the Centre and is responsible for such things as personnel, financial planning, parent policies, capital improvements, legal matters. Committees include the Finance, Fundraising, Human Resources and Operations Committees. The Executive Director, The Business Manager and the Program Managers all report to the Board.
The Board is always pleased to hear from parents interested in participating as members. If you are interested, please contact the Director. Board information is posted in the front entrance.
WESTERN DAY CARE CENTRE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
2022 – 2023
Valerie Massel* & Ashleigh Mould*, CO-CHAIRS
Ex-officio all Committees
Wojtek Podolan* – Vice Chair
Emily Jacques* – Secretary
Kate McKay* – Treasurer
Kate McKay*, Chair
Shannon Oke, Chair
Rema El-Tawill*, Chair
Ashley Van Dam*
Brianne Walpole – Emery Street
Denise Kirkpatrick – Blue Heron
Updated April 24, 2023
* denotes parent in the Centre