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Our Staff

All of our staff has ECE Classification Levels from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. They are trained in First Aid and Child Abuse Protocol, have been screened by the Child Abuse Register and have had background and Vulnerable Sector checks. We are committed to continuing our education and learning about children, and keeping up to date on the latest research regarding children. We are supported by the department of early years with the quality improvement grant, which helps to enhance salaries and benefits for staff.  The staff of the Prospect Bay Children’s Centre has a history of longevity and dedication. All the staff is very active members of the community. We are committed to living a healthy life style because we believe that this is a positive influence on the children we work with.                                                    

Staff Bios

Lynda has been the coordinator of the centre since it opened in 1988. She has a B.A. in English and Anthropology from Dalhousie as well as several courses in Child Study and psychology from Mount Saint Vincent University. Since 1985, Lynda has been teaching Music for Young Children. She also participated in Partnerships for Inclusion, the Ethics Journey and the Virtues Project. In 2008, Lynda completed the Management Development for Women Programme at MSVU/St. Mary’s. Also, in 2008, Lynda became the Maritime Director for the Canadian Association for Young Children. From 2010 to 2018, she was the National Treasurer for this organization. She has two children. 

Lynda has completed her full year Forest and Nature School Practitioner course.

"We are committed to living a healthy life style because we believe that this is a positive influence on the children we work with."

Vicki graduated from Acadia University with a BA in Sociology in 1979, and has an Early Childhood Education Equivalency from Mount Saint Vincent University. Vicki worked at Happy Tots Preschool and Nursery for ten years. She joined the Prospect Bay Children’s Centre in 1989. In 1991, Vicki was elected to the Halifax Regional School Board, chairing the board for seven years. She continued to work at the Prospect Bay Children’s Centre until 1997. In 1997, continuing her passion of working with children, she was the director of Shambhala Elementary School in Halifax for eighteen months. From 2000-2009, Vicki was the Director of Membership with Feed Nova Scotia. Vicki was also elected to the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission and ran politically. She returned to the Prospect Bay Children’s Centre in January 2010 as the Inclusion and Diversity Coordinator. In May 2011, Vicki received her Early Childhood Administrator’s Certificate at Mount Saint Vincent University. She was the Membership Services person for the Canadian Association for Young Children from 2011-2018. Vicki has two children.

Gail was born and raised in Halifax. At 21, she moved to Alberta where she lived for 24 years.   In 2013, Gail moved back to Halifax with her teenage daughter; she also has one son who is still living in Alberta attending college. Gail is a graduate of Nova Scotia Community College, and the University of Calgary. Although her background is in business, Gail started working with children in 2002, when her own children were young. She has worked with children from 3 years old to grade 6 inclusive. Gail has worked with many children with diverse abilities and most recently have worked with preschool age as a physical, speech and occupational therapist assistant. Gail is currently working with the Preschool children and school aged children, as well as working as support staff.

Denise is our resident photographer and her artistic skills show in the portraits of all the children over their hooks in the centre.  

She can also be found supporting staff and children within our toddler and preschool rooms. Her photography skills make her a true asset when it comes to the documentation of children's learning!

Coming Soon! 

  • Naomi (Senior Preschool)

  • Erin and Cindy (Junior Preschool)

  • Maurice, Grace, and Jessica (Toddlers)

  • Kaye and Emily (Infants)

  • Marlene and Cathy (School-Age)

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