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.
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.
Jessica (one of Vicki’s two children) started working at the centre in January 2011, in the preschool group. She has completed numerous courses in Early Childhood Education and loves workshops! She worked in the infant unit at Happy Tots Preschool and Nursery for four years.
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.
Camille, her husband Dave and three teenage children are long time residents of Hatchet Lake. Camille moved to Halifax from Newfoundland in 1990 after finishing a Community Recreation program at Cabot College. She continued her study of Recreation at Dalhousie University. After completing her degree, she took a job with the HRM Recreation Department as Inclusion and Preschool Coordinator. In 1999, she took a job as an Accessibility Officer with Recreation Nova Scotia. In 2001, Camille decided to be a stay at home Mom after the birth of her second child. Eleven years later, she decided to start working again and took a part time position as a Preschool teacher with the Prospect Road Community Centre. In addition to her work, Camille has been an active volunteer in the community and church. She loves working with children and supporting their growth mentally, physically, and spiritually.
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!
Lenssy can be found in our infant room and her gentle and nurturing disposition are a great fit as she looks after the babies.
She considers it to be vital to work with children and be focused on inquiry and play-based learning.
Lenssy has a degree in Psychology from the University of San Carlos de Guatemala, and a diploma in Early Childhood Education from Algonquin College in Ottawa.