For the Kids Daycare’s works hard to find quality educators that have a passion for Childcare and are a good fit for our philosophies. Educators that understand that professional early learning programs are proven to benefit children throughout their lives.
Our program leads hold provincial certificates as Early Childhood Educators and Infant/Toddler Educators. Our supporting educators hold provincial certificates as Early Childhood Educators and/or Assistant Educators. For The Kids Daycare’s also invests in the continuing development of our assistant educators to help them to earn their certification as Early Childhood Educators, as well as developing Early Childhood Educators to earn their Infant/Toddler Certification. Our focus is to find Educators that can work as a cohesive team with similar beliefs about childcare. This allows the Educators to focus on the children, and provide quality programs that encourage the children in our care to grow in a healthy and adventurous way!
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 in 1983, 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 Kelowna in the late 80’s where she met Robert. She continued to work in child care in Kelowna until deciding to open her own centre. She also continued her education at Okanagan College and graduated with her Infant and Toddler certification in January 1999. Within her own center, Heather is able to create an environment for the children and educators to be happy and excel. 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. Working mostly behind the scenes, Robert brings business and management to the centres he is the overall administrator at both For The Kids Daycare locations. The person behind the emails, Robert focuses on the logistics of running the two facilities with 30 educators and 127 childcare spaces, leaving Heather to focus her attention on quality programing as well as supporting her educators and our families.
In their free time, Robert and Heather enjoy camping, cooking, adventures with their two daughters and pets, traveling, dragon boating as well as enjoying everything else the Okanagan has to offer.