At Little Cube Montessori we believe that positive early experiences in education will inspire a life-long love of learning in children.
has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manitoba, a Commercial Art Certificate and a three-year certificate in Business Management. She has received her ECE Assistant license through Selkirk College and is currently finishing off her full ECE certificate.
She was a stay-at-home mom for many years prior to starting this preschool 8 years ago. It was being at home with her two daughters, seeing the advantages and value in a Montessori preschool for her children’s self confidence and independence and in her extensive volunteering in their primary school years that made her realize the importance of quality Early Childhood Education and the impact that a teacher has on a child’s love of learning from their very first steps into a school type program.
Ms. Kim’s extensive volunteer work within her community not only awarded her with the Port Coquitlam Volunteer of the Year in 2014 but it also has inspired her to incorporate into her teachings the importance of philanthropy through volunteer work, giving back and supporting one’s community and those within it. This has led to Little Cube’s support of businesses in the community, SHARE and a Children’s Dental Program that offers free dental to low-income school aged children.
Ms. Kim adores animals-spoiling her dog and the preschool’s two guinea pigs (Chester & Patches), loves to garden at home and in the preschool garden, and loves to be artistically creative. She shares and incorporates all of these passions of hers with the children in her center on a daily basis.
moved to Vancouver from China ten years ago. She received her ECE from Douglas College as an Honor Roll student in 2018. She is a fully licensed ECE with an additional infant/toddler and special needs diploma.
During the past four years, Ms. Sissi has worked or subbed for different centers with differing approaches, such as Montessori, High Scope, Reggio Emilia and other structured centers. She
has built and strengthened her skills especially in her ability to create activities for children, build relationships while working with children as well as redirecting behaviors to bring the best out of a child. She is excited to be a part of our preschool, as she feels that the Montessori approach best aligns with her teachings and beliefs.
In her spare time, Ms. Sissi likes to contribute to society by engaging in volunteer opportunities. Currently she is volunteering as a co-organizer offering classes online such as Circle Time and English classes. She loves to learn new things and has recently taken up piano.
has a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degree from University of
Mumbai. She has received her ECE, Infant & Toddler and Special Needs Assistant
certification. She has 20+ years of teaching experience as an Elementary and Preschool
Teacher in India, Saudi Arabia and Canada.
She came to Canada in 2003 and started teaching in preschool from 2005. She enjoys
being with children as she thinks they are our future and that their first school experience
sets the tone for their future. Ms. Vina likes to sing songs, dance, play and read stories with
the children and believes that they learn best through engagement.
Ms. Vina has one daughter and 2 grandchildren. Apart from English, she can speak other
Indian dialects such as Sindhi, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, and a little bit of Punjabi.
Ms. Vina has been trained in Handwriting without Tears, Triple P (Positive Parenting
Program) with a focus on Primary Care, Learning through Play and the Reggio Emilia
approach to education. The Montessori classroom has become a natural transition for her
this past year where she has become comfortable with the Montessori materials and philosophy.
has joined us as our English language coordinator. She has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto with a major in English Literature and a TESOL certificate from Vancouver Community College. She has been teaching children of various ages for over twenty years.
Upon completion of her degree, she taught English in Korea for two years, then moved to
Vancouver and continued teaching for two more years before having three children.
After a short hiatus, she returned to teaching at various private academies around the Tri-Cities area and now has her own small business teaching high school students online. Along with her teaching experience, she co-wrote several English textbooks which were published in Korea and launched her own writing career.
When not teaching and writing, Sylvia is often at Astoria Retirement Residence where she leads recreation and fitness with seniors.
As an ESL teacher, she knows how to engage with children of all ages to make learning enjoyable. She loves interacting with small children and helping them find their own voice. She is passionate about language acquisition and supporting the education of every child.
is our music instructor. She plays the trumpet, piano and ukulele as well as had formal voice lessons.
She has worked with young children for 5 years at a physiotherapy clinic providing support to the children while they underwent treatment.
Her love of children, enthusiasm and passion for music is a good fit for our program.
She is currently at SFU in her fourth year studying to be a registered child counselor.
Montessori teachers are trained facilitators in the classroom - always ready to guide and assist.