A Message from the Chairperson
Hello Preschool Families,
I’m sad to say that Ms. Nataliya and her family are moving away from the Bow Valley. We will miss her kindness and creativity at Preschool next year!
Our board made an excellent decision in 2007 when they chose to hire Nataliya. She came to Canmore Preschool with an Honours degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Ukraine, and several years’ practical experience working with preschool-aged children in Canada. Our children have benefited from her experience, patience, and good cheer for the past nine years.
In her teaching, her deep knowledge of best practices in early childhood education has always been filtered through her dynamic personality. She has invented new art projects, taught the children how to decorate pyansky (traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs), and invited her daughter Melanie to visit Preschool to demonstrate and teach dances. Nataliya has always brought delightful and engaging activities into her classes.
Nataliya will still be running Canmore Preschool summer camps this July, programs which she founded in 2012. Over the years the entire Fladager family has contributed to the summer camps, especially Nataliya’s husband Dave whose expertise as a science teacher has enriched our “Young Scientists”.
We will convey our thanks to Nataliya and her family at the End of Year Party on June 23. At that time, we will have a card or guest book for those who want to write a note of appreciation and best wishes for the adventures ahead.
Looking forward for the Preschool, we are seeking another top-notch early childhood educator to join our team, and the hiring committee will begin interviewing candidates soon. We hope to find someone as warm and wise as Ms. Nataliya!
Chairperson of the Board