As a devoted educator of the GCCP since 2000, my gentle nature invites each child to blossom into their own potential as a unique individual. I am a mother of an autistic son, and I generously share my professional and personal knowledge about the importance of social and language development in every child. I enjoy creating a fun and inclusive learning experience for every child and their family.
My name is Ainslie and I am a registered early childhood educator with over 20 years of teaching experience. I found my way to the Glen Cairn Cooperative Preschool as a parent. I still remember our tour, and how warm and accepted the educators made us feel... like we were right where we belonged. My daughter attended the preschool for two years. During that time, I served on the executive board and volunteered in the classroom. When she transitioned to elementary school, I joined the GCCP team as a program assistant and now as a full time educator. I feel so fortunate to have made so many connections and friends here as well as a strong sense of community. It is my hope that you will find the Co-op a warm and welcoming place for your child to grow as well. These first experiences are so important and I feel privileged to be a part of it. I look forward to getting to know your child. I am passionate about play-based learning. When we allow children the time and space to explore their interests we show that we value their ideas, fostering their intrinsic motivation to be life-long learners. In my personal life, I have a wonderful husband of 15 years and counting. I am a proud Mum of two wonderful school aged children and one sweet black cat. I love to get creative in my spare time, most recently in crochet, sewing and mail art. I love to bring my creative side into the classroom whenever I can!
Hi families! I feel so fortunate to have been a part of the GCCP over this past year! I've been an Early Childhood Educator for 25 years, working with children of all ages from infants to school age. I have a passion for teaching young children and I love learning new things from each of them every day. Interacting with the children during circle time is one of my favourite parts of the day. I really love singing and story telling through puppets, felt board activities and games. I've been happily married for 21 years and I'm a proud mom to 2 daughters who are off to university! I enjoy reading, swimming, nature walks, cooking, baking and spending time with my friends and family.