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Libbie Cowan teacher playing with children outsideOur teaching staff is made up of both Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECEs) and experienced Educational Assistants.  The educators are hired based on their experience, passion for children and their beliefs in the centre’s philosophy.

They are all nurturing, warm and compassionate individuals with strong ethics and a commitment to professionalism.

The staff to child ratio is 1:5, and is strictly maintained in accordance with Childcare and Early Years.

 

staffCathy Indig, Director of Children's Education

Cathy Indig is a graduate of Seneca College with a diploma in Early Childhood Education and from Brock University with a degree in Education. She has been teaching children for 27 years. Her experience also includes teaching adults in the Early Childhood Education field as well as training teenagers to work with children. Cathy joined the Miles Nadal JCC Nursery School  (now called the Thomas & Marjorie Schwartz Preschool Centre) as Director in 2005. Prior to that she taught Nursery and Junior Kindergarten at a preschool in Thornhill, Ontario for 16 years.Cathy is married with two adult children and three grandchildren.

 

a woman with dark hair looks into the cameraParveen Virdi, Assistant Director of Children's Education

Coming from sunny Vancouver, Parveen Virdi brings her diploma in Early Childhood Education and several years of teaching her own preschool class. She has been teaching children since the age of 19 and enjoys every moment of it. Parveen joined the Miles Nadal JCC in 2013 as an Afterschool staff.  As time passed Parveen progressed to the Manager of Camps. Her passion for educating  children and her strong sense of community made her the perfect choice for the position of Assistant Director of Children’s Education working alongside Cathy Indig. Parveen is committed to make everyone feel welcomed and is looking forwards to many more experiences at the JCC.

 

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