Where The Wild Things Grow
Early Learning Centre Ltd.
How We Got Started
Caitlin and Keira are sisters and Eva is their mom. Julianne has been a friend of Caitlin's since childhood. Caitlin was the first to start in Early Childhood Education, and soon convinced the rest to start a program. Keira had intended to work with young children as an Elementary School Teacher, but fell in love with working with younger children at the YMCA. Eva worked full time as a Registered Nurse her entire career, and upon opening the daycare volunteered whenever she could. After she retired in February of 2020, she has been working at the daycare full time. Julianne graduated from the University of Lethbridge in 2011, and was hired by Caitlin her childhood friend at a daycare she was managing. She enjoyed working with the children immensely, and started College for Early Childhood Education while working full time.
We opened our South Location in March of 2014, and our West Location in August of 2020. When the West Location opened Keira and Eva moved there to manage, and Julianne and Caitlin stayed South. Having four owners is beneficial as everyone brings their own strengths and perspectives to the table. It is awesome to be able to lean on each other, and have a more balanced work-home life.
Eva retired from Nursing in February of 2020, and started working at the program full time! She previously would come in regularly and volunteer her time at the centre giving extra attention to all of the children and cuddling babies. She received her Nursing Degree from the University of Athabasca. She is also certified as a Level 2 by the Government of Alberta. Eva enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, she loves reading, and spending time outside. Eva has always had a passion for working with children and is excited to spend her time at the program.
Keira graduated from Lethbridge College's Early Childhood Education Program receiving her Early Childhood Education Diploma and her Level 3 Certificate from the Government of Alberta. Keira has worked in childcare since 2010. Keira enjoys spending time with family, walking her dog Rue, hiking, camping, and being outside. Keira chose Early Childhood Education after initially thinking of perusing an Education Degree. After working in a summer camp at the YMCA she knew she wanted to pursue Early Childhood Education. "What I love most about working with children is the ability to watch them learn and develop friendships. It is so neat to see children start as infants and progress through the program. One of the most rewarding parts of childcare is the relationships we get the build with the children and families we work with."
Julianne is an University of Lethbridge Alumni with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, she also graduated from the Early Learning and Child Care Education Program at Lakeland College receiving her Diploma and her Level 3 Certificate from the Government of Alberta. She has been working in child care since 2011.
Caitlin graduated from Lethbridge College's Early Childhood Education Program receiving her Early Childhood Education Diploma and her Level 3 Certificate from the Government of Alberta. She has been working with young children since 2008. She is a mom of two, and enjoys reading, puzzles, and spending time in her backyard.