Line is the founder and Director of ECDSS. She has a degree in Psychology and Sociology, a Masters in Family Ecology and Practice, and a certification in Indigenous Early Childhood Development Leadership and Management. Line has over 30 years of teaching and facilitation experience and brings passion and energy to the field of early childhood. She sits on the Alberta Early Learning and Care Leader’s Caucus, is a board member for Alberta Child Care Association as well as Change for Children. Fluent in French, she also provides some of our workshops to the Francophone community.
Tracy is our Director of Operations and has a diploma in Early Childhood Development. She has worked with children, families, and practitioners for over 25 years. Her work has included childcare, family support, individual parent consulting, and continues with training for professionals in the human services field. Tracy also provides training development and early intervention program support. Her love of laughter and people fuel her passion for the enhancement of positive lives for children and families.
Angela is our Communications and Curriculum Development Coordinator. She has an undergraduate degree in elementary education with a focus in early childhood from the University of Alberta. She has worked throughout the field of early childhood including the areas of childcare, early education research, and classroom teaching from preschool through second grade. Angela is passionate about learning how our early experiences impact our lives and how we can create communities that support healthy children and families.
Chelsea is ECDSS’s Mental Health Facilitator. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Mount Royal University and a Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology from the University of Alberta. Although Chelsea is relatively new to the Early Childhood sector, her counselling, research and volunteer experience has provided her the opportunity to work extensively with youth and young adults, especially high-risk populations. Her current research interests include trauma, hope and children’s mental health and she believes that understanding these concepts within the context of child development can greatly impact how one works with children and families. Although Chelsea is passionate about learning, she is also passionate about sharing what she has learned with others. Chelsea strives to empower others in order to work collaboratively to create safe communities that support healthy children and healthy families.
Kim is our Office Manager with over 15 years of experience in office administration. Kim also has experience working closely with children and their parents. She has previously designed and taught various curricula for children’s programming and, after graduating with an undergraduate degree in Human Services with a Major in Child and Youth Care, Kim taught playschool to 3 and 4 year-olds where she developed and implemented learn-through-play programs. Kim has found a home with ECDSS combining her extensive office managerial experience with her passion for early childcare. Kim manages all aspects of our office administration and provides valuable support to the delivery of ECDSS’ services.