Heather: Heather has owned and operated For The Kids Daycare since April 1995. Heather graduated from Cariboo College in Kamloops in December 1983 with her Early Childhood Education. She then continued her education at Okanagan College in 1998 and graduated with her Infant and Toddler certification in January 1999. After graduation, Heather taught preschool in Salmon Arm and Enderby for a couple of years, before moving to Vancouver for a year. She then moved back to the Okanagan. She continued to work in child care in Kelowna until deciding to open her own centre. Within her own center, Heather is able to create an environment for the children and caregivers to be happy and excel in. Heather focuses on self respect and the respect for others. She also believes that nature and natural playscape environments are beneficial to children and their development during these stages in life.
Robert: Everything Robert knows about childcare he has learned from his wife, Heather, and through the of raising two beautiful daughters. He brings business and management to the table, and has become the overall administrator for For The Kids Daycare. He has taken over the administrative end of the centre so that Heather and the caregivers can do what they do best; creating an environment for everyone to thrive in. Robert has worked closely with For The Kids Daycare since it was opened in 1995, but has been working full time since the opening of our expansion in 2008.
In their free time, Robert and Heather enjoy camping, cooking, adventures with their two daughter and two dogs, traveling, dragon boating as well as enjoying everything else the Okanagan has to offer.
Our East Kelowna Manager and supervisors
Infant and Toddler Building
Jodie: Jodie is the Assistant Manager and Supervisor for the Green room. She graduated with her Early Childhood Education (E.C.E) and Special Needs diploma in 2009 from Okanagan College. She then got her Infant and Toddler Certification in May 2011. Jodie joined our team in September 2009 and has made a wonderful addition to our team. She was raised in the Okanagan, and takes advantage of everything Kelowna has to offer. She enjoys playing soccer, boating, camping and being outdoors.
Shayla: Shayla is the supervisor for the Blue Room. She graduated in 2011 with her Early Childhood Education and Special Needs diploma, and starting working with us in May 2011. Shayla returned to school and got her Infant and Toddler certification in January 2013. Shayla was born and raised in Kelowna, and enjoys playing fastball and exploring the outdoors.
3-5 Years Program
Laurel: Laurel is the supervisor for our 3-5 program. Laurel came to us in 2012 with amazing experiences from working on Vancouver Island and Halifax. Laurel is originally from Kelowna, but moved to Halifax in 1990, and then to Vancouver Island in 1993. She has worked in both pre-schools and daycares and makes an amazing addition to both our 3-5 program, as well as our preschool program. Laurel graduated with her E.C.E from Okanagan College in 1989. In her free time, Laurel loves hiking, skiing, boating and spending time outdoors with her husband and two sons.
Nikki graduated with her E.C.E and Special Needs diploma in 2014 from Okanagan College. Nikki also has her Infant and Toddler certification from Okanagan College. She was born and raised here in the Okanagan and enjoys photography, camping, working with children and watching football in her free time. She joined our team in May 2014 and in 2015 took over as the Infant/Toddler superviser of our West Kelowna location and our assistant manager over there.