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!