About Us

Rita : Coordinator

I have worked for EKCCRR since 1995.  As a Program Coordinator I’m responsible for the general operations of our program, which includes on-going communication with our Provincial and Regional Manager’s, along with other CCRR programs throughout the province.  I attend various community meetings to represent the child care providers and families in our region.  Through the connections I have made I feel that the public has become more aware of the importance of early education and child care.  I also assist in organizing various conferences, workshops and training sessions in our region with my colleagues.

Education

License to Practice as an Early Childhood Educator, with a Diploma in Special Needs and Infant/Toddler Education.

Previous Work Experience

Since 1985 I have had the please of working in a variety of child care settings; including Nanny Care, Group Infant/Toddler Child Care, Group 3-5 year old Child Care, Licensed Family Child Care and Preschools.  All of these child care opportunities assist me with my present job at EKCCRR.

Frankie : Consultant

I have worked for EKCCRR since 2012.  As a Consultant one of my main responsibilities is to help Registered License Not Required Child Care providers become established and support them as needed. I also assist families in finding child care, sit on the Early years teams in the East Kootenay’s, help coordinate and organizes workshops for Child Care Providers and families, provide outreach 4 times a year to Child Care programs in Cranbrook, Kimberley, Elk Valley, Windermere Valley, and Creston and area, and a variety of other duties.

Education

License to Practice as an Early Childhood Educator, with a Diploma in Special Needs as well as a Teacher’s Assistant Certificate.

Previous Work Experiences

I have been an employee of Community Connections Society since 2004.  Prior to my position with EKCCRR I worked as a Support Worker with Supported Child Development.  This position allowed me to assist and support in a variety of Child Care settings which helped prepare me for my current position.

Laura : Consultant

I have worked for EKCCRR since 2008. As a Consultant my responsibilities are maintaining and operating the Toy Lending Library which is available to child care providers and general public. I am also responsible for the maintenance of Crafty Creations which is our Craft store located at the EKCCRR office, the publication of our newsletter which is published quarterly, as well a variety of other duties.

Education

License to Practice as an Early Childhood Educator.

Previous Work Experinces

Along with working at EKCCRR I am the On-Site Manger of an After School Program in Cranbrook.  I have been a manger of this program since 1998.  Since 1998 I have worked in a variety of child care settings; Group Infant/Toddler Child Care, Group 3-5 year old Child Care, Preschools and After School Programs.