ECE (1984), B.A. (1983)
Janet’s career has always centered around the education and welfare of children. At an early age, Janet found her professional passion and aspired to be an educator.
While completing her Bachelor of Education at UBC, Janet sought practical experience in her employment endeavours and followed current trends by participating in extensive workshops.
Janet volunteered at Kits Area Childcare after graduation and was so inspired by young children that she returned to UBC to complete her ECE certification. That was the beginning of a thirty-plus-year commitment Janet works hard to fulfill to this day.
Janet firmly believes in leading by example, upholding high standards and building on the tradition of excellence at Kits Area. Her goals are to establish a safe, secure and rich environment that parents will confidently enroll their children.
Josie started at KACCS in 1989 as a volunteer and upon finishing her ECE program from Langara, became employed in 1990. She left in 1992 to raise her 2 daughters, Teresa and Angela, with her husband Raf. She happily returned to a part-time position after a decade in 2001 as the Prekinder teacher.
Over the last 2 decades, she has continued to create and evolve the program into a successful preparatory class for 4-year-old children before entering kindergarten. She hopes to be a part of the KACCS family until retirement.
ECE (2001), B.A. (1993)
Angela graduated from university in Ukraine in 1993 and taught children grades 5 to 8. She came to Canada in 1995. Angela graduated from VCC in 2001 and began working as a substitute at Kits Area, and was soon hired on full time. She loves sharing her passion for art and cooking with the children.
In her free time Angela enjoys going on long walks around the city, cooking, and reading.
ECE (2016), B.A. (2012)
Maya has been working with children for 10 years and has been part of the Kits Area team since 2016. She believes children are innately wise and full of knowledge, and loves to learn alongside them. Maya brings her passions to work; she teaches music and yoga. She is fluent in French.
Maya enjoys spending time in the outdoors, whether it is trail running, snowboarding, cycling or camping.
ECE (2005), Life Skills Counsellor (2016)
Trista has worked with children for 20 years as a behavioural interventionist, nanny, and as an SSA with school-aged children. She has worked part-time at KACCS since 2012 and in 2019 joined the KACCS team officially.
Trista has studied counselling and is passionate about mindfulness and teaching children about emotions. She loves implementing art, science, and sensory activities with the children.
Trista enjoys walking her dogs, Chubbs and Ruppert, who occasionally come to visit the daycare. She is currently studying to become a Kundalini yoga instructor and will be doing her children’s yoga teacher training next.