Meet the Staff:
L. Erin Jensen, 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.
After graduating from Red Deer College with her diploma in Early Learning and Child Care in December 2019, Erin is looking forward to pursuing and obtaining her Bachelor's degree online with the University of Victoria.
Josie Chisholm, Child Development Assistant
Josie is passionate and creative and shares her light with those she faces each day. She was raised in Prince Edward Island and Brooks, Alberta and currently resides in our very own Standard.
Josie is studying to obtain her diploma of Early Learning and Child Care through Red Deer College and is so excited to share her love of learning with everyone she encounters.
Josie loves animals and travelling to beautiful places. Her enthusiasm for self-awareness and discovery is motivating and we are delighted that her path has led her to us.
Tabatha Carlson, 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.
Jenna Kimpinski, Playschool Teacher/CDW
Jenna is a recent graduate from the Early Learning and Child Care Program at Medicine Hat College. She has lived in Drumheller, Alberta, for the past seven years where she graduated from high school in 2017. She also attended a one year theological program in England in 2017/2018.
She enjoys taking long walks and collecting unique Canadian currency. She loves to read and write as well as spend time with her family.
Ever since Jenna was little she has loved learning. Her enjoyment in exploring the wonders of knowledge has only increased over the years and her desire to share this joy with others, especially young children, has driven her forward with unyielding passion.
She values respect, honesty, kindness, and perseverance. She believes that the most important parts of early learning is the relational interactions, the discovery, play, and the growth of character.