Our Educators

 

Christie

ChristieHi! My name is Christie Blackwell and I am the Assistant Director at Little Munchkins Preschool Centre. I have been a staff member of Little Munchkins since March of 2006. Throughout these years I have worked with all the different age groups which range from infants to afterschool age.

I graduated from Atlantic Business College with my Early Childhood Education with Honours in 2008, and also have finished my training for the new Emergent Curriculum. Throughout the years, I have participated in many workshops and courses to further my training.

I also am a certified Pastry Chef in which I graduated from The Culinary Institute of Canada in 2004, that’s why if you arrive at the centre between 7-730am, you will find me in the kitchen baking or preparing our yummy snacks.

When I am not at Little Munchkins I enjoy being at my home in Yoho Lake spending time with my husband and our two dogs. I also enjoy reading, cooking and working on my house.

I have enjoyed my years at Little Munchkins, working alongside Sachelle, and I love how our centre has ground and evolved into what it is today. I look forward to many more enjoyable years here.

Karen

KarenMy name is Karen Sprague. I am a mother of three teenage children. I have worked at Little Munchkins on two different occasions, the first time began in March 2010, then I went on to Atlantic Business College where I graduated with honours in Early Childhood Education and Teacher's Assistant courses. I did my on the job training here and now I absolutely love working with the 2 year old group. Before becoming employed at Little Munchkins Preschool Center I was a Kindergarten Support worker at Kingsclear Consolidated School. When I am not working I travel my children to various sporting events such as hockey, soccer, church and school events and clubs. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, camping, four wheeling and other outdoor events!

 

 

 

Leslie

LeslieMy name is Leslie Dionne and am one of the preschool teachers here at Little Munchkins! I was born and raised in Western Massachusetts, but followed my heart and moved to Fredericton in June of 2011. I feel so lucky to live in such a beautiful place, and am fortunate to call Fredericton home.

I am a 2009 graduate of Hallmark Institute of Photography located in Turners Falls, Massachusetts. Although I love all areas of photography, I specialize in weddings and portraits. 

Family is something I cherish. Moving away from home and not having my family close has been my biggest struggle yet. Over the past seven years, my nieces and nephews have opened my eyes to another passion of mine; my love for working with children. In 2011 I enrolled in NBCC Fredericton, and graduated with honors in the Early Childhood Education program. To be able to help children learn, and watch them reach new milestones, is one of the most rewarding jobs I could have.

I joined the Little Munchkins family in October of 2012, and that's what I love about our centre; we're family! It's an honor to be a part of these children's lives, and look forward to many years here!

Tabatha

Tabatha“Gentle hands and a caring heart doe’s a positive role model make’’ 

Hi, my name is Tabatha Fournier, I am a lifelong learner and a devoted Mother of 2 beautiful children.  I have just completed my Early Childhood Education Certificate at NBCC in Woodstock and while doing so I also completed workshops in Inclusion, Active Kids and Talk with Me.

My role as a part of the ‘Little Munchkins’ team is to encourage growth in all areas of development in a fun meaningful way.  I believe children learn best through experience.  I see your children as my team members; we collaborate and build learning activities with their interest in mind. 

I am honored to be a member of this beautiful community of learners, educators and families.