About our Staff

Emmanuel at Brighton Child Care Centre currently employs 31 staff – 23 full time, 8 part-time.

All of our full-time educators have obtained an Early Childhood Education (ECE) Diploma and are registered with the College of Early Childhood Educators. We are licensed by the Ministry of Education as Forest and Nature School Program. Two of our staff are Level Three Forest School Practitioners and three educators are Forest School Practitioners in training. Our staff are highly committed to the Centre – many staff have been at the Centre for over 15 years and 2 staff had celebrated 30 years of service in 2014.

The Centre provides opportunity for the staff to continue their journey of learning by attending workshops, conferences,  courses and in-service training.


Our Centre offers meaningful opportunities for university, college and high school students looking to complete a placement or gain experience in the field of early childhood education. High-school or program placements will be arranged through each school's placement officer. Alternatively, co-op placements will be posted through each school's co-op posting boards.

Opportunities for employment

If you are interested in applying for any part-time or full-time RECE or supply roles, please send your cover letter and resume to hr@emmanuelchildcare.ca.

Emmanuel at Brighton Child Care Centre is committed to creating a respectful, accessible and inclusive work environment, free from violence and harassment. We welcome and encourage applications from people with diverse abilities. Upon individual request, the Centre will endeavour to remove any barriers to the hiring process in order to accommodate those candidates with diverse abilities.


Bonnie Zehr RECE
Executive Director

Kelly Birch-Baker RECE, AECEO.C
Director of Operations

Bernice Eichorn RECE
Supervisor of Organizational Services

Supervisor of Pedagogy

Office Administrator:
Linda Carder, SSWD

HR/Office Admin:
Crystal Leng, MFM

Aghdas Kahnazi RECE, B.A (Social Science, Iran)
Alana Krause RECE
Christine Robar RECE, B.A Child Studies
Ellie Bruce RECE
Emilie Borghese RECE
Heather Forrest Porter RECE
Genesis Harris RECE
Julie Attack RECE
Karuna Joshi RECE
Kristina Xayavaly RECE
Lindsey Hartung RECE
Lori Mar
Marcia O'Rafferty RECE
Michelle Bock RECE                                       
Pasa Cikota, RECE                                        
Rebecca Martin RECE, B.A
Shelley Secrett RECE
Sujatha Swaminanthan RECE

Part Time/ Contract Positions:
Debbie Scott
Karen Restrepo RECE                                            Milica Stanivuk B.E.D (Yugoslavia)
Nita Bhatnager, MA (Economics, India)                         Carissa Budimlic
Tamina Neher
Kiana Ugwuegbula RECE 

Supply Staff:
Jennifer Burns RECE
Helen Campbell RECE, AECEO.C
Diane Traendlin RECE                                          Nicole Ridley RECE

Kitchen Staff: 
Youn Ae Baek
Robin Orton