Tobi - Hi! I am proud to be the owner of Sunny South Day Care. I have 35+ years experience working with children in a daycare setting. I truly love this field and take pride in being an advocate for children, their families, and early childhood professionals. I also enjoy creating open ended learning experiences for the children and being actively involved with the families in our program. In my family life, I have three wonderful children, Braeden, Andrea, and Michael, and 4 grand-babies!
Bailee - Hi! My name is Bailee, and I am the Director of Sunny South. I started here in the spring of 2014! Some of my hobbies include: camping, reading, travelling, and cheering on my favourite hockey team. I am married to my wonderful husband, who gave me 3 beautiful step kiddos. We have a toddler of our own plus 2 dogs which makes for a very busy household! I absolutely love children and being a mom. I have my Diploma in Early Childhood Education from Lethbridge College, and continue to take lots of professional development to keep my knowledge current. I feel very lucky to be involved with such amazing children, families, and co-workers here at Sunny South. I look forward to meeting you and your child!
Explorer Room: Ages 3-5
Carma - Hello, my name is Carma. I started in this field September 1994, where I worked for 3 years before having my 1st son. Then I had 2 more sons, before returning to the field (May 15, 2008) at Sunny South Daycare. The room that I work in is the Preschool (front). I also run the Stepping Stones Pre-K program at our center (Monday to Thursday mornings). I love working with the children and families to help get them ready for kindergarten. I look forward in getting to know your child(ren) and you better.
Qun - Hi everyone! My name is Qun. I graduated from Lethbridge College with an English diploma. When my daughter was little, I just wanted to be with her in her daycare , that is how I got started in the field. I love working with children and am grateful for the joy they bring to me each single day. I look forward to getting to know you and your child!
Rhoda - Hello, My name is Rhoda-Rebecca, but I mostly go by Rhoda. I am 21 years old, and I am originally from the United States. My family moved to Canada when I was 12 and we became citizens in 2017. Besides being American/Canadian I also consider myself to be Ghanian and Nigerian as well. My dad is from Ghana and mom is from Nigeria. My multi-cultural background is the cause of my love for traveling. I have been to 9 different countries in my short life, and I look forward to going to more one day. For now, I just graduated from the Lethbridge College with a level 2 in ECE, so I have I have not been in the field for long unlike many of my co-workers. However, I have worked with children my whole life. I have been a babysitter, Sunday school teacher, and camp counsellor and for as long as I can remember, I wanted to make it my career. I am extremely passionate about children and supporting them in their learning. I look forward to meeting and getting to know each child and their families.
My Name is Helen Wandera, happily married, blessed with three children and a grandmother. We moved from Mississauga to Lethbridge in 2021. I am a bachelor’s graduate of Early Childhood Leadership, Level 3 and currently pursuing a Master Degree in Leadership in Education at the University of Lethbridge. Along with my academic qualification, I am very passionate and a strong advocate of children engagement and participation at all levels. I bring on board a wealth of tested hands-on experience in one-on-one interacting with a child. My hobbies are reading, cooking, travelling, hiking and I am strong advocate of child rights issues.
Caterpillar Room: Infant - 2 years
Marivic - My name is Marivic Klassen and I was born in Manila, Philippines. I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education in 2006. After I got my degree I taught 1st and 2nd grade for 13 years in the Philippines. I moved to Canada in the winter of 2019 and have worked in a daycare for almost 3 years now. I am fond of children and love to educate and care for them in any way that I can. For that reason my work and my passion has always been involved with children. Some of my hobbies are photography, painting and reading.
Alice - Hello Parents. My name is Alice and I started at Sunny South Daycare September 1, 1996. I have my diploma in Early Childhood Education. I enjoy spending time with my family. I love being able to come to the daycare and spending time with your children and getting to know their likes and dislikes, as well as watching them grow. I also like getting to know the parents and being able to have a good relationship with them. I also have 4 pets of my own so I love hearing about what kind animals that our families have so that I can get to know the families better.
Suzette - I am originally from the Philippines, and I graduated with a Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Physical Education. After graduating in 2001, I decided to continue my path as a high school teacher for 13 more years. As a
teacher, I enjoy opening up children’s imaginations so they can explore and observe the world around them. In 2013, I moved to Canada from the Philippines. During May of 2013, I received my ECE certificate as a Childhood Education Supervisor, and I have been working in the childcare field since then. The babies’ room is where I am currently working. Being able to see them
developing new skills every day, and helping them to achieve those skills is a most rewarding experience for me. I love working with children and finding so much joy around them as I watch their development. Furthermore, I also enjoy forming a unique bond with each child. Having the opportunity to be part of all the children’s lives is a delightful experience for me. I love this journey of watching them grow up, and spending my time with them. Having the opportunity to work with children everyday is an incredibly rewarding career.
Seema - My name is Seema. I am working as a Child Development Worker at Sunny South for the last three years. I have fifteen years of experience in early childhood education. I have a degree in Bachelor of Arts and a certificate in Early Childhood Education. I always find great joy in interacting with children. I always aim to maintain a secure and nurturing environment to our children as I believe that a safe environment is important in promoting a child’s physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development. I enjoy participating in various games and activities with our children that we plan based on their interests and
needs to help them learn and grow. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, and shopping. I also enjoy road trips and nature.
Discovery Room: Ages 2-3
Kristine - My interest has always been for teaching. I believe I was destined for this line of work. I'm from the Philippines. My name is Kristine and I am 30 years old. I moved here in Canada 2 years ago. I earned a special education degree in the Philippines and completed my education as an early childhood educator here in Canada. I have extensive teaching experience, having worked with special needs children in my own country as well as young children in Thailand and Myanmar. I was overjoyed to find that Sunny South Day Care would allow me to resume teaching and help kids with their learning and exploration.
Daisy - I grew up in the Philippines in a warm family environment, having six sisters and one brother. I graduated from college there, and went on to work in Taiwan as a nanny for eight years. I came to Canada in 2010 and worked as a nanny here in Lethbridge for an additional three years, before I started with Sunny South Daycare in 2015. I have a certificate in Food Sanitation and Hygiene (2015), and a certificate as Child Care Assistant (2016). My duties include preparing & cooking nutritious meals and snacks, cleaning the facility, and supervising the children. I really enjoy working with and mentoring the children. I am blessed to be part of such a wonderful team at SSDC.