Kinderland Staff

Holly Grace
My name is Holly Grace, the owner, and operator of Kinderland. Being a mother of 2 boys and operating a busy daycare, I have learned that no two days are ever the same. That is why it is my desire to provide an environment within a childcare setting for children to be provided with materials and equipment that promotes creativity and allows them to develop their own ideas. Over the years, I have worked alongside the educators in the different age groups. Creating connections with the children in their “everyday worlds” has allowed me to understand and relate to their individual needs.  Since 2001, I have received my diploma in Early Childhood Education with honors, completed the New Brunswick Early Learning and Child Care Curriculum, and have attended several hours of workshops and conferences. I have been part of the Region 3 Directors Group, sat on the Board of Region 3 – ECCENB and remain an active member. It is through these continued partnerships, as well as with our families and community, that I am confident our centre is providing the type of atmosphere and experiences that all children deserve to be a part of.
Kinderland-Daycare-Staff-Candace Candice DeYoung
My name is Candice DeYoung. Being raised in Fredericton, I am now fortunate to be raising my own 2 children in this city. Having been at Kinderland since October 2010, I have had the pleasure to spend time with all age groups in the centre. However, since receiving the New Brunswick Early Learning and Child Care Curriculum, I work as one of the educators in the Infant Centre. Watching each child grow and learn as they reach rewarding milestones every day is a great feeling. The closeness that is seen among the children and staff makes coming to work a great experience.
Kinderland-Daycare-Staff-Brittany Brittany McKay
My name is Brittany McKay. I moved to Fredericton in November 2016 from
Newfoundland/Labrador. I began working at Kinderland in August 2017. Most mornings I work one on one with children who require additional support and spend my afternoons working with school-age children. As a childcare provider at Kinderland, I know I am able to be a positive influence on the children’s lives every day. This puts a smile on my face each day.
Kinderland-Staff-Shonna Shonna Sturgeon
My name is Shonna Sturgeon. I am married and a mother of 2 young girls. I began working at Kinderland in April 2008. Since that time, I have received my Early Childhood Education, graduating with honors from ABC in June 2010, completed the New Brunswick Early Learning and Child Care Curriculum, and attended many hours of workshops and courses to further my training in this field. I love working in the four year old class because I enjoy watching as they grow and develop in a safe and inviting environment while having fun. When I am not at work, I love spending quality time with my own growing family.
Kinderland-Daycare-Staff-Colleen Colleen Wilson
My name is Colleen Wilson. I have been employed at Kinderland since September 1988. Each day you will find me at the centre by 7:30 am. After years of working with both the four-year class and the afterschool age, I recently moved into our new Infant Centre. I graduated from UMRHS in 1975, received my Early Childhood Education from NBCC in 1996, completed the New Brunswick Early Learning and Child Care Curriculum in 2009 and have countless hours of training and workshops over the years. It is a wonderful opportunity and privilege to be a part of a child’s early learning and education. Along with my own family, I also have an extended family of co-workers, children, and parents, whom I look forward to working with for many years to come.
Kinderland-Daycare-Staff-Virginia Virginia Sutton

My name is Virginia Sutton.  I am the mother of one, school-aged daughter.  I grew up just
outside Fredericton and have spent most of my adult life living in the heart of the city.  In my spare time, I love to bake sweets and cook meals.  I have provided both private childcare and been privileged to work temporarily in a Montessori school right here in Fredericton!  Before working at Montessori World, I was able to work at Kinderland in 2016 at which time I completed the New Brunswick Curriculum Framework. I was thrilled to return to Kinderland in the summer of 2017 to work with the 2 and 3-year-old group.  I love knowing that I will not only get to bond with the children but also create meaningful relationships with my coworkers.  The staffs at Kinderland are committed to providing excellent childcare and I’am pleased to be part of the team!

Kinderland-Daycare-Staff-Katherine Katherin Chase

My name is Katherine Chase, and I joined the Kinderland team in June 2017. I am from rural Johnville New Brunswick, and have spent most of my life in our beautiful city of Fredericton. Although I am a new addition to the Kinderland staff, I have had the pleasure of working in the childcare field for six years, both during and after I completed my degree at St. Thomas University. I am now one of the educators in the 2 and 3-year-old group, and have loved forming meaningful connections with all our children and their families. Throughout the day, we strive to provide a nurturing and educational atmosphere for all of our little friends, and I love watching them grow and learn together. The Kinderland staff and families have been so positive and welcoming, and I am excited to be a part of their team for many years to come!

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