Meet the Staff:
L. Erin Jensen (Miss Erin), Owner and Director
Erin began her career with a diploma in nursing as a Licensed Practical Nurse in acute care (medical/surgical and pediatric units in Calgary hospitals) as well in in education as a teacher for the nursing and Health Care Aide programs in post-secondary institutions.
After the birth of her second child, she found an increasing need for child care in the community. Having been raised by an ECE, she found this a natural transition from nursing and began the process of opening this facility.
Miss Erin graduated from Red Deer College with her diploma in Early Learning and Child Care in December 2019. She is looking forward to pursuing and obtaining her Bachelor's degree in ECE and Nursing.
Tabatha Nicole Carlson (Miss Tabs), Child Development Assistant
Tabatha joined our team in January 2020 and is so excited to begin her journey in Early Learning and Child Care in post-secondary.
She began her career as a Health Care Aide (a former HCA student of Miss Erin's, actually) and has always demonstrated a unique ability to be calm under fire while using straight talk, good graces, and humour to bring people together.
Tabatha grew up on a farm near Strathmore, Alberta; she loves being outside with her family and the natural world.
Ma Crispina F. Surigao (Miss Kris), Child Development Assistant
Miss Kris has an extensive background in childcare starting in the Philippines, as a nanny in Hong Kong and Toronto and now to us!
She also has a background in accounting and has a second job as an assistant manager in retail.
Miss Kris is hardworking, kind, and consistent. She develops amazing relationships with the children and has incredible powers of potty-training.
Miss Kris is looking forward to continuing in her ECE training here in Alberta. We are so grateful that she is here at Country Kids.
Cassidy Jean Parker (Miss Cass), Child Development Assistant
Cassidy joined our team in February 2021 and as a new mother (2020), she is excited to learn and implement her knowledge with the children of the community.
Cass began her career as a Health Care Aide (another HCA student of Miss Erin's, actually).
Cassidy grew up in Strathmore, Alberta; she values the importance of being outside in nature and enjoys camping with her family.