My name is Janel and I am the school age assistant
Grace Villar ECE Assistant
My name is Grace and I am an ECE Assistant
My name is Jessica and I am a child care assistant
My name is Sheila and I am the school age assistant
Little Scholars Child Care is a Not For Profit Society managed by founder Sherri-Lynn Hamilton. Check the profiles below for a closer look at our incredible team.
Sherri-Lynn Hamilton ECE IT
My name is Sherri and I am the founding manager of Little Scholars Child Care.
I love to create enthusiastic learning environments that facilitate happy fun filled activities for the children.
I have 27 years experience teaching in kindergarten, school-age, pre-school and infant toddler programs. Since opening Little Scholars in 1997 I have had plenty of opportunities to use and improve communication skills, analytical and problem solving skills, supervisory skills, stress managment skills, teaching skills, listening skills and of course the skill of working with and loving the children and their families.
I received my Early Childhood Education certificate at Northern Lights University, my Infant Toddler certificate at Capilano University and my Licence to Practice in the year 2000.
My husband, William and I now have a quiet home as our two sons have grown and now have families of their own. Our oldest son is married with three children and our younger son is married with two children. I love children and I feel so blessed to be still working with the little ones at our child care.
I have to say at Little Scholars we have a great group of fully qualified and caring teachers. This in turn creates a great learning environment for the wonderful children entrusted in our care.
My name is Darlene and I run the School Age Program with my team, Sheila, Janel, and Kimoko.
I have been a worker at Little Scholars for 12 years. I am presently managing the After-school program at Little Scholars Child Care.
I love working with children of all ages. My husband, Steve, and I have 5 children of our own - ages 20 to 28. We also have 3 precious grandchildren.
Some of my interests are music, antiques, and coin collecting.
Some of my favourite activities are canoeing, swimming, horseback riding, and doing puzzles.
My experience at Little Scholars is filled with special memories shared with special people, and I look forward to more of the same in the time to come.!!
Judy Edmunds ECE SN
My name is Judy and I run the 3-5 Program with my team, Grace, and Jessica.
Married to husband Neil, mother of two daughters Amy and Emily, and grandmother to Madison three years old and Sadie who is one year.
As my two daughters made their own way out into the world I began to look for a change from my twenty year career in the nursing field. Wanting to work with children, I enrolled in Early Childhood Education classes at the University of the Fraser Valley and graduated with a certificate in Early Childhood Education in 2007, and achieved my British Columbia Licence to Practice in 2008.
Neil and I love living here on the coast enjoying boating, kayaking, hiking, and camping in this spectacularly beautiful and natural area. The Sunshine Coast has been such a friendly and welcoming place for us, giving us a life that we truly enjoy.
I love my work at Little Scholars Child Care where I get to work in a happy supportive environment that allows me to work with children and help them to get a good start in both education and life.
We offer part time and full time programs, available for all age groups.
Our centre is dedicated to working with children and families to best meet the needs of your child.
We are licensed
Little Scholars Child Care is fully licensed and our standards exceed licensing requirements. The centre is routinely inspected by the Child Care Licensing Department, and the Fire Department. We work closely with the Language, Occupational and Physiotherapists, as well as Resource workers, Dental hygienist and Librarians.
Our location is surrounded by 5 acres of majestic west coast rain forest. Our buildings and play yards are professionally designed and built to accommodate busy infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school age children. Our facility, toys, outdoor playgrounds and indoor spaces are all custom-built to meet the development needs of your child.
- Our 2’s and 3’s rooms offers free play activities related to simple math, science and language concepts. Other activities include circle time, stories, songs and outside play.
- Our 4’s and 5's room builds on math, and science using Pre-K activities in a wonderful, supportive responsive, enlivening place that imparts language and literacy development as well..
- Our 6's to 12's room is designed to provide safe and creative activities for young people to take part in games, art, science experiments and so much more.
- Our facility also includes three different outdoor play yards, two large multipurpose rooms and a library.
- Soon coming to Little Scholars an Infant Centre which accommodates young children ages 0-2 and allows children to explore through play, stories and painting.
Our philosophy of care focuses on all aspects of growth. We strongly believe that children learn best through:
- Active exploration
- Problem solving
Little Scholars Child Care is a Christian centre that provides a loving, understanding, comfortable, safe and nurturing environment where children will be stimulated and encouraged to develop social, physical, emotional and intellectual skills.