GRAND AVENUE CHILDREN'S CENTRE
GAAC Staff Members
Director: Cheryl Read
I have been working at Grand Ave Children's Centre since 1991. I was a full time team leader of the infant room for 17 years and then became a part of the management team. I love all the children and families that I get to work with each and every day. Grand Ave has such a wonderful family oriented feeling to it that it makes building relationships easy. I also enjoy watching all the inter-generational relationships that the children build with our seniors at Grand Wood Park Retirement Home. It shows that you can make a difference with just a smile or a few words.
Program Coordinator: Stephanie Couwenberghs
I graduated from Fanshawe College ECE program in April 2008 and started working at Grand Ave in Sept 2008. I chose this career because I love working with children. Each day is different and you never know what is going to happen! I come from a big family, so I’ve been around children my whole life. I have several nieces and nephews and a proud step mom of 3 children and also 1 child of my own.
My name is Mary and I have been a registered ECE since 2011. My education background is I graduated from Western University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Family studies and I received my diploma for Early Childhood Education in 2010 from Fanshawe College. My teaching philosophy is let children be children and embrace their imagination to the fullest. What I like most about working at Grand Ave is that it’s a small centre that I am able to get to know every child in the centre as well as their families, and being a smaller daycare gives a home feel to the children. My current role at the centre is RECE in the infant room.
I’m currently taking my ECE apprenticeship in collaboration with Fanshawe College. I started working at Grand Ave Children’s centre in Oct 2015 and I couldn’t be happier. I love how small and family oriented the centre is. It really is a home away from home for the children and staff. I have always loved working with children and watching them grow. It makes my heart happy that I’m able to be a part of that growing process. I’m currently working in the infant room, enjoying many laughs and cuddles on a daily basis. What’s not to Love?
Hello everyone, my name is Meaghan Marchand. I am an RECE here at Grand Avenue Children’s Centre and have been loving my work here. I had graduated from Fanshawe Colleges ECE program in 2020 and also have a diploma from Fanshawe’s Theatre tech program in 2016. I try my best to create a personal and professional relationship with each family that I work with. As well as strive for open-ended and child lead play in my programming. I really do love working with children and cannot wait to watch and help them grow into the best people they can be.
Enya Flynn- in process
Corinne Wright- in process
Judith Allan- in process
Christa Vanderbolt-in process
Alisa Khadyka- in process
Amy Wylie- in process