Our Team

Director 

Laura-ECE lll

Hello, my name is Laura. I have been working at Created4Me Early Learning Centre since late August 2013, I am so proud to be a part of the wonderful team here.

I graduated from Red River College April (2013) with my Early Childhood Education Certificate. In 2018 I graduated with my Early Childhood Education level 3 specializing in management from the University of Winnipeg.

The community of East. St. Paul is very special to me, as I grew up here. Biking down these streets, exploring in the back field and playing at the play structure in this very location are some things that are all too familiar to me. I bought a house and moved into Winnipeg with my husband. Where we live with our beautiful daughters Ariana and Emily and our Doberman Taz. So it is an absolute joy for me to be involved with Created4Me and remain a part of this community.

I am very passionate about children learning though play. I believe by allowing children to play and explore we are providing them with the tools and skills they need to learn and be successful in life. By extending and expanding their play we can teach social,emotional, physical and cognitive skills. I feel that Early Childhood Educators are an essential role in providing children with the skills and knowledge they need to shape their minds for life long learning.

You can usually find me in the office, feel free to pop in and say hi!

 

Supervisor

Cynthia-ECE ll

Hi! My name is Cynthia Farkas. I am wife to an amazing gentleman, a mother and stepmother to two fabulous little men and I also have a "one of a kind" fur baby Ted (Cat) and a Crazy Gracie (Dog). 

I have been with Created4Me since March of 2013. I graduated with honours from Red River College and received my Early Childhood Education certificate in June of 2017. I knew from a very young age that I wanted to work in a preschool setting. Teach, guide and inspire... that is my passion! 

I believe that children are resilient, competent, capable, self-motivated and creative human beings. As an educator I believe that the environment plays a huge role in a child's development and it is up to us to set up the environment in our classrooms to best support the children, their needs and their abilities to the fullest. After all, the environment is a child's third teacher!

Created4Me is a wonderful centre filled with amazing staff, children and families and I am so grateful to be a part of it.

 

Infant Room

Karen-ECE lll

My career as an Early Childhood Educator began in 1983. I went to the University of Winnipeg from 1986-1988 and was in the Child Care Workers Training Program. I also attended the University of Manitoba from 1993-1995 and was in the Daycare Management Program.

I have worked in centres as far south as Lorette and far north as Churchchill. I have been a Director in Churchill and Thompson in total for 8 years. I love children and have now worked with all ages ranging from 3 months - 12 years.

Created4Me is an awesome centre. I feel blessed to have such a great team leader, great co-workers and the opportunity to make a difference.

 

Bonnie-CCA

I started working at Created4Me in February 2010. I've had a variety of jobs before starting here. I love working with young children! They are so (brutally) honest; it's sometimes so amazing what they say. My husband and I have been married since August 21, 1999. We have no children of our own; but I consider the children at daycare my adoptive family! I love to go camping with my husband, our nieces and our dog Abby. I also love to read by myself and to the children at daycare.

 

 

Explorer

Maria-ECE ll

Hi, my name is Maria Melnyk. I started working at Created 4 Me in October 2019. I previously completed my infant practicum here in 2014. I graduated with my Early Childhood Education degree in 2016.

I have always had a passion for working with children. I love watching them grow as we teach them meaningful experiences. I also believe they have a lot to teach us as well.

In my spare time I enjoy going for walks in the neighbourhood, taking dance classes, and spending time with family and friends.

 

Nikki-CCA

Hello! My name is Nikki Romaniuk. I come from a very small family with no brothers or sisters. Being an only child, I never had the chance to be around other children, so it was very special for me whenever I got the chance to babysit or help.

As my first job I worked as a lifeguard and swim instructor for children of all ages. There is where I realized that working with children is my passion. I decided to make a change and peruse a career that was more focused towards children ages 2-6.

I began working for Created4me early June 2019. My absolute favourite part about this position is the relationships and connections I have made with your children! Seeing their progress and growth these last few months has been amazing, I am grateful that I am able to be a part of it. My future goal is to take college/university courses to further my knowledge in Early Childhood Education.

 

Melanie-CCA

Hello, my name is Melanie Weir and I am thrilled to be with Created 4 Me Learning Centre. I joined the team at the beginning of June 2019. Coming from a family of 6 children I am no stranger to being around lots of children. 

I have an Exercise Science degree, and love what I do. I enjoy working part time here and learning from the children just as mush as I am able to teach them. Reading to the children is one of my favourite things to do. 

In my spare time you will find me either working out, coaching, playing ultimate frisbee, gardening or spending time in nature (being at the beach is the best!). 

Keeping a balanced life is probably one of the hardest things to do, so teaching the children at a young age structure and routine will serve them wonders in the future. 

 

 

 

Adventure Room

Shaelyn-ECE ll

Hello, my name is Shaelyn. My career at Created4Me started in June 2019, but prior to I came on three separate times for my practicums.

I graduated from Red River College April 2019 with my Early Childhood Education certificate and I received the Pat Lucki Memorial Award.

I have grown up in East St. Paul and I am excited to start my career so close to home. I am a strong believer in children learning through play. I also think it is incredibly important to provide children with meaningful experiences as an option provided by the teachers.

When I'm not in the Adventure room I am spending time with my family, friends and pets.

 

Kim-CCA

Hello, my name is Kim. I have been working for Created4Me since December 2016. I was born in Winnipeg, and moved to West Pineridge 15 years ago. I have 1 dog and 1 cat who are my fur babies, and a wonderful fiance. I ran a home daycare for 5 years for 2 children before they started school.

My passion in life is children. I enjoy watching them grow and learn as well as teaching them and watching their progress. I love working at Created 4 Me and enjoy coming to work and spending the day with children. The best part of the day is all the hugs I receive from the children. I am truly lucky to be part of Created 4 Me, who has amazing staff and children.

 

Support In All Rooms

 

Shila-CCA IT (Nursery Staff)

Hi everyone! My name is Shila and I am a super busy mama to four energetic kiddos! I have a cat & dog and one awesome husband who puts up with us all! I have a passion in community related activities; whether that is "Walking For A Cure" or volunteering at my children's school. I am currently attending Red River College two days a week to become an ECE II. My future goals are to work with underprivileged children and engage in more charities & fundraisers.

I worked at Created4Me for three years before leaving on maternity leave with my fourth child. I decided to take an additional year off and return one year later. I am super excited about sharing all the things I learn with the children and the staff and look forward to helping create new ways to better the quality of care each day.

 

Sherri-CCA-Kitchen

I am from the U.S.A (Texas) I lived there until I was a teenager, and married my best friend at 19 years old, that was 35 years ago now. We have 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls all married now with 5 grandchildren. They are the love of our life! I had a daycare in my home for 17 years, then worked at a private school for 6 years teaching Bible class, and home economics. Then I did a real twist and worked at Tim Hortons in St. Boniface Hospital. I also volunteer at Camp Nutimik every year cooking for a week.

 

Shelby-CCA (Nursery staff)

Hi my name is Shelby. I am a Child Care Assistant at Created4Me Early Learning Centre. I graduated from Tec Voc Highschool in 2014, a year late as I became a mom at the age of 18. I brought him to school with me everyday so I could graduate.

My son is now 5 years old and he is my whole world. He is named after the Cayman Islands. I enjoy spending my free time with my family, friends and working out at the gym.

As for my experience and education; I've been working with children for 11 years. At the age of 14 I was hired at sports camp for children and never left the field since. I facilitated a number of summer camps/group homes throughout the years before I came here. I also do part time work as a support worker which also deals with children and their families. This is where my experience and knowledge is and I am happy to be working with your children here at the centre. Created4Me is such a warm and welcoming place and I love coming to work each and everyday.

 

Maria-CCA (Substitute)

I've been involved in various childcare roles for the last 9 years, from running kids summer programs to nannying. I love all that comes along with working with young children and feel so blessed that I play even a small role in leading and raising the next generation. In my spare time I like to read and spend time outdoors with my family, friends, and my dog Sadie. I also like to knit and bake, so there's always a project in progress at home.