Staff Profiles

  • All of our staff have or are working towards their level III Early Childhood Education Diploma

  • All staff are trained in First Aid / CPR

  • All staff have completed a Criminal Record Check (CPIC)

Chantelle
Centre Manager
Debbie
Executive Director

I started working with PCDC in September 2006, after completing my Early Childhood Education Diploma course through SIAST.  In my spare time I enjoy hunting, fishing, reading, and just being outdoors.  I have  two brothers, and one adorable neice and nephew,  I have been married to my loving husband since 2010 and look forward to spending many more years with him!

I became the Director in 1994 for PCDC, i've seen PCDC grow from a centre in a church basement to the three centres in schools we now operate. I have a bachelor of Education degree and Level III in ECE.

I grew up in Rocanville SK and moved to Saskatoon in 1982 to attend the U of S.  Kevin and I married in July 2006. We have three children Emily born in Sept 1999 and twin boys Lucas and Logan born in May 2006. I love spending time with my husband, children and our extended family. I also enjoy reading and cross stitching.     

Sheri
 Program Leader

Monika

Glow Worm

Hello, my name is Sheri Entwistle. I am the Program Leader here at St. Bernard PCDC. I have worked at Parents’ Child Development Cooperative since 2009 and have held different positions over the years. I have my Early Childhood Education Diploma and my level 3 certification.

I am married and have four amazing children including a set of twins. We have two dogs a Great Dane and a Mastiff Shepherd cross. We love camping, movies and spending time together as a family.   

I have always enjoyed working with children and watching them grow and change. I believe every child has their own learning style and are all capable, intelligent and caring people. With guidance and nurturing every child can reach their full potential.

Jasmine K

Glow Worm

Glad to introduce myself as Jasmine Kaur. I am from Chandigarh, India. I came to Canada in 2016. I am Saskatchewan Polytechnic graduate. I can speak in three different languages. I enjoy working with children. I also believe that children learn through play so as an educator I try to innovate activities which not just do their academic but overall development. My hobbies include listening to music, playing basketball.

Arleece 

Inch Worm

I grew up in a small town called Flaxcombe, Saskatchewan. I am the eldest of three girls. I did a lot of babysitting growing up and loved making up my own "babysitter" bag to take with me. I moved to Saskatoon eight years ago. I am married and we have one daughter, Isabelle. I recently completed my Level III  through SIAST. I love to read and am currently in a book club. We love to go for walks as a family while Isabelle collects things she sees.

Hello, my name is Monika Szymanska. I came to Canada with my husband, daughter Martyna and son Dawid in 2014. My children like to play sports. I love to spend time with my family going for trips or playing inside or outside games. My hobbies are reading books and photography. I have been working at PCDC since 2016. I love kids. My personal objective is to teach kids the values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and inclusiveness towards all living things and assist them to develop their skills. I have a Bachelor of Arts in English and Bachelor of Education degree. I am currently working towards ECE level II.

Ting
Glow Worm EA

Hi, my name is Ting Yang. I’ve finished my ECE Certificate courses last summer from Saskatchewan Polytechnic and graduated with ECE Level II. I think I’m lucky to get the position in PCDC soon after my graduation and it’s an amazing daycare centre. I’ve learned a lot from other educators and they keep helping me gain experience since I started to do my practicum here. Early years are very important for a child and I’m glad that I can make a difference to their life by putting what I’ve learn in class into practice. In my spare time, I love to watch movies and listen to classic music while I’m cooking. 

Jasmine
Kindercare

Hello, my name is Jasmine. I m currently working towards my ECE Level II. I am a mother to an amazing boy William and wife to Brandon. We have 3 dogs; Sprocket, Ollie and Revy. I enjoy spending time with my family, as well as teaching and competing in agility with my dogs. I look forward to working with everyone here at PCDC and getting to know all the families as well.

Yesenia

Kindercare

I have my level 5 in journalism which I received through the University Technologica in El Salvador before I moved to Canada.  I have been working with PCDC since November of 2012.  I have three children Kayden, Nicole, and Emely, in my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, going on walks to the park, watching movies and reading books.

Shuang

School Age

Hello, my name is Shuang Yu. I am the mother of two pretty girls: Nina and Luna. Through my continuous journey of learning, I have obtained an Early Childhood Education Level III Certification and a diploma in Educational Administration. For the past sixteen years, all my work experience has been related to children's education. I have been working as a full-time early childhood educator for almost two years, worked as a Chinese language teacher for three years, and worked as a primary school teacher for approximately eleven years. In my leisure time, I enjoy photographing and planting. The interests allow me to capture the special moments, to express my artistic creativity and explore the beauty of our mother nature.

Ling
Cook

I have been working at PCDC since Nov 2010. I have my Level I in ECE. I was an Accountant at China.I married and have two sons, Dan and Joe. I love children and that's why I learned ECE when I came to Canada.I like spending time with my family and enjoying life.

Alice

Support Staff

Hello, Alice here! Some of you may remember me as this isn’t my first time with PCDC. My journey here started in the summer of 2017 as a summer student, I was later brought on as a school age educator and received my full Level I in Early Childhood Education, I also have my Youth Care Worker Certificate. I have had a few big changes in my last year or so which lead me to a new position in the school system, I missed all the joy that these tiny humans bring into my life and decided I needed to get back into it, I have been working hard on my classes and I am now a Level II certified ECE. I can’t wait to continue my journey with all the wonderful kiddos here at St. Phillip. I am so excited to be back and seeing all the bright smiling faces new and old!

Keya

Support Staff

Hi, I am Keya. I am from India and moved to Canada in 2017 with my husband. We have 22-month-old son Darsh. I have recently achieved my ECE level – II from Saskatchewan Polytechnic, in June 2020. I started my journey in PCDC as summer student and got wonderful full time opportunity to work with PCDC. I normally like to spend my free time with my family. I enjoy cooking, reading and exploring new places. I look forward to working with staff, children and families at PCDC. 

Madison

Floater

My name is Madison Entwistle and I was born and raised in Saskatoon, SK. I started at PCDC as a summer student in 2019 and am currently working full-time as I work towards nursing school. I graduated from Evan Hardy earlier in 2020 with an award from the school for my time in the performing arts as well as AP credit in both English and Psychology. I play three instruments (the flute, saxophone, and ukulele) and have a great passion for language learning. I have spent the majority of my life caring for children as I am the oldest cousin on my dad's side as well as having three younger sisters, so I am excited to use this opportunity to grow as a caregiver as well as an educator so I can help children grow up to be the best version of themselves that they can possibly be.

Emma

Support Staff

My name is Emma Turtle. I graduated from Evan hardy collegiate and am currently attending classes at the University of Saskatchewan. The goal of my studies is to hopefully obtain a Phd in psychology. I am also taking classes to achieve my ECE level 1 through the Early learning and childcare certificate program.  My aspirations in life are to delve into all my various possibilities, capabilities, and unhidden talents. I love spending time with my family, learning and singing. I cherish the many gratifying moments I share with the kids I work with and am so lucky to be where I am today. 

Olu

Support Staff

My name is Olumide Fasakin, I am from Nigeria. I moved to Canada November 2018 and got married June 2019. I have a Bachelor of Arts in English and International Studies, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education. I’ve been teaching for about 2 years now. I enjoy working with children, helping them to learn and grow, their enthusiasm and the joy they display as they tackle new task is a major motivation for me. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy reading and spending time with family and friends.

Bianca

Support Staff

Hello, my name is Bianca Sarmiento. I’m 19year old. I recently got my ECE level II at Saskpolytech this year. I’m looking forward to using all the knowledge I got from school here at PCDC.  I like to walk around at River landing, Spadina and other outdoor places here in Saskatoon.  I was born in the Philippines and moved here to Canada around 2011 when I was 10year old. During my spare time, I like hanging out with family and friends and also watching movies.