Pink Elephant Childcare Society, formerly known as the Ukrainian Playschool and Daycare Society, was established in 1979. The original intent was to promote a Ukrainian setting in a North Edmonton daycare and playschool framework. It was designed to specifically meet the needs of children and their parents, keeping the Ukrainian heritage in mind.
Pink Elephant Childcare Centre acts as a feeder program to St. Matthew School, for both the English and Ukrainian programs. The Out-of-School (OSC) program maintains the multicultural program of the Centre and the children are involved in different cultural activities.
Meet the Staff
Daycare Room – Hi, my name is Zozan. Born in Kurdistan (North of Iraq) in 1970. I have diploma in Erbil College. I taught in Elementary School in Iraq. I worked in daycare in Ontario and Alberta. I am married and have three children. I love to work with group of children.
Hello, I’am Kogie, originally from South Africa. My family and I immigrated to Edmonton. I have three sons. I’am a people’s person, who loves working with kids. I’ve worked in a daycare for 18 years. My hobbies are cooking and baking.
Hi, my name is Dorota. For over 10 years, I worked in Kindergarten in Poland, half a year in Namibia in Africa. I have also worked in Daycare and Day home for more than 11 years. I love working with children, I love learning new things from them.
OSC – Hello, my name is Justyna and I’am from Poland. I have an 18-year experience in Early Childhood Education. I have level 3. I enjoy working with children and everyday is a new day.
OSC – Hello, my name is Prescilla. I graduated Bachelor degree in teaching for four years and 2 years in Early Childhood Education. I’am a Preschool and Kindergarten teacher in the Philippines for 13 years before I came to Canada. Right now I have 14 years experienced working in Childcare setting.
Kindergarten – Hi my name is Toni, everyone calls me Pani Toni and I work with Kinders and OSC’s. I’m a very artistic person and love to do crafts. Can’t wait to do crafts with all the children!
Director – Hello, my name is Alelie they call me Pani Leng, I’m the new director. Been working with Pink Elephant since 2013. I enjoy working with families and building better community for today’s generation and in future. Hope to meet you soon.