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 of my 2 amazing grandchildren.
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 children to explore – to find creative answers – 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 that I Love and do what I Love to do.
I don’t even call it “Work” But Where Dreams Happen!
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.
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 Amber Sharp and I am the Daycare Program Supervisor here at Little Learners Daycare and its been a great adventure getting this program rolling. My family and I moved from BC in 2015 where for 15+ years I ran my Home Daycare. Three years ago I made the choice to go back to Childcare and haven’t been happier then I am now!
I am the proud mom of 3 children, a 13 year old daughter, a 20 year old son and my adopted son is 23. There is never dull moment in my home. When I am not at work you will find me cheering on my daughter in her various sports activities she loves to play!
I have always been drawn to working with children, from a very young age I have worked with children in so many ways. After graduating Highschool I went on to get my Early Childhood Education Certificate and then my Infant/Toddler Diploma. I have a love, a drive and a passion to work with children. Teaching them life skills through “Play and Art” on a daily basis! My heart is filled with such love when you can see those little wheels and gears moving within a child’s mind as they learn a new skill or master a skill to which they have been working on.
To shape and mold little minds to then later have them grow up into big and important people in the world is beyond rewarding!