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.
Daycare Room – 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.
Daycare Room – 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.
Daycare Room – Hi! My name is Simranpreet Kaur. They call me “Pani Sam”. I’m from India and I speaks 3 languages. I have 6 years of experience in Early Childhood Education. I love doing crafts and dancing with the kids. I enjoy being part of the kids’ lives and I look forward to be part of yours.
Daycare Room – Hello, my name is Svitlana. I’m from Ukraine. I’m a SPED teacher back home for 23 years. I love to work with children that is why I decide to join this daycare.
OSC – Hello, my name is Justyna and I am from Poland. I have 18-years experience in Early Childhood Education. I have level 3. I enjoy working with children and everyday is a new day.
OSC – Hi, my name is Sergiy. I’m from Ukraine. I’m a teacher in Arts back home for 15 years. I move in Canada and work 12 years as Early Childhood Educator. My focus for kids are that they will be creative thinker.
OSC – Hi my name is Emily. My parents are from Ireland. I have five years experience working in child care setting. My passion with the children is what drives me to work with them.
Alternate Director – 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 experience working in Childcare setting.
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.