Hello, I am Puneet Gill and I have been working with children as an Early Childhood Educator for more than a year since I graduated from Canadore College. I believe that every child deserves to be treated with lots of love, care, and respect. It is also crucial to encourage the children to explore and make mistakes freely as they are, so they can learn better and become more responsible and become independent individuals in the future. In my leisure time, I love to explore new places and cooking.
I hope we can have a meaningful journey here with you!
Hi, I’m Aqura! I have spent the past two and half years here at LCCC supplying in most all of the rooms, building relationships with many of the children here. I am excited to now be an educator in K1! 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 centres on a fun, inclusive and engaging environment for all of your amazing children.
Registered Early Childhood Educator
Hi, my name is Derek. I have been an RECE in the K2 room for 4 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!
Early Childhood Assistant
Hi, my name is Aria Bennett. Throughout the years, Lakeshore Community Childcare Centre has been a part of my life growing up as I have volunteered over the years and worked here part-time. I am thrilled to start this chapter of my life and be part of the team. I have been part of the Kindergarten 2 room since the summer of 2020.
The Covid-19 Pandemic allowed me to learn more about the needs of children in regards to safety & care, as well as ensuring happiness and fun is top priority. The Pandemic also allowed me to learn more about myself as well and take this opportunity to live life to its fullest and enjoy many things! Some of the things I take pleasure in is reading, DIY crafts/ building, watching anime and trying different foods (as I am a big "foodie"). Travel is one thing I would like to do eventually. First stop -Tokyo, Japan! It's on my bucket list!