I would like to introduce myself, I am Miss Becki, the owner of the Little Star programs. I am a wife and a mom of 3 children and have been an active part of this community for over 18 years. I have a passion for working with children and am excited and honored to participate in their journey of learning through play! I have a wonderful staff that shares my enthusiasm and as a team, we strive to provide a caring environment that is rich with experiences to encourage learning life skills and developing friendships. Little Star is an accredited program meaning that we are recognized for proving that we go over and above minimum standards set by the government. As caregivers and educators, my staff and I are always open to feedback and continue our own learning by attending courses and workshops. We look forward to welcoming you to our Little Star family and thank you for allowing us to be a part of your Little Star's journey.
Miss Evelyn Hamilton - I have known Miss Evelyn since our days on the KAPS board in the early 2000's! Miss Evelyn has 3 sons and 2 dogs; Kylie and Sadie! Miss Evelyn is optimistic, sparkly and magical like a unicorn!! I knew her fun, outgoing personality would be a hit with our Stars and I was proven right! Miss Evelyn makes every Star feel special and important. Miss Evelyn teaches the Play School & Pre-K classes and subs in OSP. Miss Evelyn is well known for her "special outfits"!
Miss Ashley Smith - I nabbed Miss Ashley right out of high school after I met her through my friend and past employee, Miss Asia. Miss Ashley is hip and energetic and eager to learn and hone her skills, she recently completed her 2nd level of early learning and childcare and is starting her 3rd level making her a huge asset to the Star team. Miss Ashley lives with her boyfriend and her cat "Kitters!" and she loves going on adventures! Miss Ashley is excited to be back for our 2nd year running OSP at St. Gregory. We also have to mention that Miss Ashley is well known for her big hoop earrings!
Miss Hailee Cota - I have known Miss Hailee her entire life as she is my daughter! Miss Hailee grew up with me running a day home for 9 years and may have picked up a thing or two about young children. Miss Hailee not only helped me out at home with Littles but also assisted/taught dance classes at Dancers Edge as well as babysit for many families. Miss Hailee loves to laugh and excels at doing accents in dramatic play (specifically accents!). She has a love of nature, the outdoors and growing plants and you can definitely see her influence in the program. Miss Hailee teaches Play School and Pre-K and works the Little Star OSP. Miss Hailee has embarked on college working towards her 2nd level of early learning and childcare. I am proud to have my beautiful daughter on my Star team!
Miss Sharon Ignas - Miss Sharon impressed me off the hop with her obvious passion for learning through play and building on this through observation. She has her level 3 in early learning and childcare and experience
with out of school care and is teaching as well as working in the St. Gregory OSP with Miss Ashley. Miss Sharon is married and has a beautiful 9-year-old daughter. She loves books, face painting, dogs and trying new foods and she is very excited to watch the Stars learn and grow this season making some wonderful memories along the way.
Miss Alexandra Bulloch - Miss Alex is no stranger to Little Stars as she has done 2 of her practicums with us while completing her level 2 in early learning and childcare. She has a quiet voice but lots to say and
is always eager to learn new things! She loves hockey, being an aunty, being outdoors and her dog "Lux"! Miss Alex will be teaching as well as working the Little Star OSP with Miss Hailee. We can finally officially call her Star Staff!!
Miss Shannon Wells - I met Miss Shannon when she registered her oldest in play school and was amused with her quick wit and sarcasm but her skills and love for spreadsheets and organizing made it an easy choice for me to snag her up to handle the tedious business side of Little Star! Miss Shannon has shown complete loyalty and dedication to this position all while holding another full-time job and being a mom! Miss Shannon has completed her first level of ELCC and has subbed as well. Miss Shannon is very well known for missing staff parties, constantly looking for her youngest daughter and her sassy comebacks!
OSP Helper: We are happy to welcome Mr. Boyd Cota to Little Star OSP as a helper/mentor. Boyd is a sports enthusiast who loves playing hockey and baseball. He loves dogs, camping, dirt-biking, riding his scooter and BMX, and playing video games.
Shout out to our very special helpers past and present: Jacob Cota, Taylor Plante, Boyd Cota, Chloe & Gracie Brown, Ryley &
Cole Hamilton, and Shay & Quinn Legge who have all assisted in either being a helper/mentor in OSP or setting up behind the scenes in theme changes, prepping art, sanding blocks, shoveling, cleaning and most importantly, waiting for their parents to hurry up!!!