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kindergarten educators

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Jessica Grice

Registered Early Childhood Educator

Hi, I’m Jessica. I have been in the childcare field for 12 years and have been working as a Registered Early Childhood Educator for 10 since I graduated from George Brown College.

I have worked with children aged 0-12 years, but most of my experience is working with Toddlers. Right now I am working in K1 and I am excited to be part of LCCC’s team.

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aQura Arnold

Early Childhood Assistant

Hi, I’m Aqura! I have been part of LCCC for over 3 years, originally supplying in most all of the rooms, building relationships with many of the children here.

I then became a full time educator in the Kindergarten program. I graduated from McMaster with a bachelors in Psychology and Behaviour, and am working towards my masters in behavioural science. In my free time I love to cook and bake, and I look forward to making yummy snacks in our class. I am committed to building a program that creates on a fun, inclusive and engaging environment for all of your amazing children. 


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Derek Murack 

Registered Early Childhood Educator

Hi, my name is Derek. I have been an RECE in the K2 room for over 5 years! During my time, I have worked diligently to keep the program and classroom fresh and welcoming. Some of my favourite parts of working with children are teaching them through stories and connecting what we’ve learned from books to other areas of play such as art, sensory or dramatic play. Reading about animals, diverse heroes and silly stories are my favourite! A highlight of a usual day is working with the children in setting up the classroom. I believe in the importance of teaching them how to set up and maintain centres in the classroom in purposeful and beautiful ways while enabling them to fully explore and engage their current interests with a developmentally appropriate approach. I happen to live quite close by and I am so happy to live and work in such an amazing community. I enjoy researching natural materials, unique manipulatives and socially relevant books to enhance the experiences and esthetics of the program and classroom.  In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my partner and dog, taking my niece on adventures, tennis and camping!

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Fatema Udaipurwala

Registered Early Childhood Educator

Hello, my name is Fatema and I am an RECE.. I have been working with children for 3 years now and absolutely enjoy it. Recently, I started a Diploma in ECE Resource Consulting Program with Seneca College and am excited to be an ECE Resource Consultant, help families and serve the community. 

As a new immigrant in Canada, when I landed in August 2020 (Yes! Right in the middle of pandemic) I had no clue how I would begin this journey. Gradually, things started unfolding and I fell in love with the country.

I feel proud to be an RECE and work at LCCC.  My goal here is to become a great educator to children and pass on my knowledge to them. I believe that children love exploring new things and I enjoy teaching them new things, so that they look forward to coming to school. Other than work, I love exploring new places and trying different cuisines. I like meeting people, getting to know them and socializing with them.

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