Hello! My name is Kay Gimenez and I am the owner and director of Little Learners Preschool. It has been my privilege over the last 20+ years to help families from all over SE Calgary start their children off on their journey to Social and Academic Success!
I am the Mother of two wonderfully talented boys. One of which is a Teacher himself and the other an Engineer and father to my amazing granddaughter.
My love for children, combined with my interest in Early Childhood Development, prompted me to pursue my Diploma in Early Childhood Education from Mount Royal University in 1995.
In my classroom I promote “Learning Through Play”
I love to encourage Exploration – to find the answers and Creativity – to think outside the box. There is no better Joy than the look on a child’s face when they have mastered a skill they have been working so hard to achieve!
I am so lucky to come everyday to a place I Love and do what I Love to do.
I don’t even call it “Work”
But Where Dreams Happen!
Hello! My name is Connie Fralic and I have been a teacher at Little Learners since 2011 teaching both the 3 year old and 4 year old programs. In addition, I spent several years with the Calgary Board of Education both as a member of the staff as well as a parent volunteer. Currently, I am dedicated to our 3 & 4 year old programs helping our young friends become kindergarten ready!
I have over 10 years experience working with babies and young children since becoming a licensed Kindermusik educator back in 2006 (mainly focusing on whole-child development through music and movement), during which time I opened my own Creative Arts Center for children from newborn to age 7.
I am the proud mother of two children who attended Little Learners Preschool back when I was a parent volunteer.
My genuine passion for helping children to discover, learn and grow will no doubt continue to flourish through my love for my children at home and my children at Little Learners Preschool. Mother and teacher….best job ever! I am truly blessed!
Hello! My name is Vilma Paleyan and I have been a Teacher’s Aide at Little Learners since 2008. Prior to that I was a Nanny for 10 years to 3 wonderful energetic boys.
I am the Mother of two amazing children that also attended Little Learners Preschool and flourish in school as a result.
My love for helping children achieve their potential makes this the perfect Job.
Hello! My name is Sarah Wasyliw and I have been a Teacher’s Aide at Little Learners since 2019. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Studies and worked for the Alberta Government for 12+ years before I became a stay-at-home mom to our two wonderful children.
As toddlers both of my children began taking music and then instruments, through a local Suzuki program. I enjoyed it so much that I became a certified Suzuki Early Childhood Education Instructor and began teaching music classes to babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.
I have always loved being around children and once my children started school I began volunteering regularly with the CBE, reading weekly with the children in their classrooms. I moved on to join the CBE’s “School Literacy Program” – working one on one with the children who really needed help the most.
Now I am thoroughly enjoying working with the preschoolers at Little Learners – helping them grow and learn is incredibly rewarding.