Meet the Team

Dedicated & Professional

Ewa Kazmierczak RECE

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

I graduated from Centennial College in 1997 with a diploma in Early Childhood Education and advanced my studies by completing an Early Childhood Special Needs Certificate in 2004. As a Registered Early Childhood Educator with thirty years of experience, I am very passionate about supporting all children to have a successful and memorable early learning experience.  

I am fluent in English and Polish.

Jackie Pappas RECE

DIRECTOR

I graduated from the Early

Childhood Education program from Humber College. I have led a team of dedicated RECE's for over 25 years, supporting the development of programs that are current and support best practices for children and families. My passion is making children laugh and guiding them through song.

I am fluent in English.

Tasneem Patel RECE

SCHOOL AGE

I graduated from Centennial College in Early Childhood Education and have obtained my Bachelors of Arts degree in sociology from York University. I really enjoy engaging school age children  in the planning and implementation of the program. I try to ensure each child has a say in what they would like to do.

I am fluent in English and Gujarati

Britannia Dias RECE

KINDERGARTEN

I graduated from the Early Childhood Education program at Centennial College in 2010 and am currently enrolled in the Early Childhood Resource Consultant Program.

I enjoy encouraging the children to challenge themselves physically with age appropriate activities, cheering them on and helping to celebrate their accomplishments as they continue to discover their abilities.

I am fluent in English.

Saudia Hoosein RECE

PRE SCHOOL

I graduated from Seneca College as a Early Childhood Educator. Every child is different, and part of what I love about my job is that I get to help each one discover his/ her own strengths and talents and nurture those traits throughout my educational approach.

I am fluent in English.

Nasrin Patel RECE

SCHOOL AGE

I graduated in 2008 from the Early Childhood Education program at Seneca College. I am passionate about providing children with the opportunities and materials to be creative and to reach new conclusions through discovery. 

I am fluent in English, Gujarati and Urdu.

Shajeeah Bayat RECE

KINDERGARTEN

I graduated from Centennial College in 2018. I enjoy playing a huge role in each individual child's life and developmental process. Seeing them learn and grow by planning and implementing activities is something I enjoy focusing on.

I am fluent in English, Gujarati and Urdu.

Kamal Ram RECE

TODDLER

I graduated from Seneca College as an ECE in 2008 with honours . When working with children my favourite interest is to interact and build relationships with them. I also have a passion for providing activities and experiences which encompass the outdoors and nature. I love to share my pleasures in their discoveries and give the children my full attention. 

I am fluent in English.

Rafath Khanom RECE

TODDLER

I am a RECE, graduated from Centennial in 2016. I also completed masters in Political Science in my home country and worked for Ministry of Women and Children Affairs for 5 Years.

 My passion is providing children and their families with a positive atmosphere, building healthy relationships with children and families. 

I speak English, Bangla, Hindi and Urdu.

Semira Ibrahim RECE

SCHOOL AGE

I completed my ECE diploma from Centennial College in 2018. I have had an opportunity to apply my knowledge and gain valuable experience working with different age groups.  I enjoy helping children grow and learn through communication, exploring creative art, and getting involved with the children during indoor and outdoor activities. 

I am fluent in English and Amharic.

Runu Sikder RECE

TODDLER/ PRE SCHOOL

I graduated Early Childhood Education (ECE) program from Centennial College in July 2015. I am interested in working with toddlers and pre-schoolers. My focus is to ensure their development through implementing enjoyable and engaging programs. I am fluent in English and Bengali.