Sarah is the executive director of Pender Island Child Care Society (PICCS) and the facility manager of Dragonfly Child Care and Family Resource Centre.
Sarah served PICCS as a board member for three and and a half years before being hired in 2016. She has been successful in receiving funding for new program delivery and played a role in creating the Family Forest Program and the new attachment parenting course, Circle of Security. She has lived on Pender for sixteen years and is married with two children. Both her children thrived in Dragonfly Childcare and the funded Family Resource Programs and have now transitioned to Pender Islands School. Sarah continues to educate her skills in office management, attend professional development and conferences and deepen her learning around early child care philosophy, She is grateful to be a part of the Dragonfly team and to continue developing childcare and family resource programs.
Sarah also facilitates the Dad n' Me pancake breakfast program with her husband, Steve Wynn. She is trained in facilitating the Circle of Parenting Series and the Nobody's Perfect Parent Course.
Geneva was hired in 2013 and has been instrumental in Dragonfly's child care programming. She leads the children with thoughtful discussions and provides lot's of imaginative and exploratory play. Geneva chooses interesting monthly themes and opens up the children's curiousity and creativity. Geneva is naturally caring, respects each child's needs and is a wonderful role model.
Geneva has also been a huge asset in facilitating many of our Family Resource Programs. She has lead Herbs and Hikes for adolescents, Herbal Relations with adults and the Family Forest Program.
Geneva was recently trained as a facilitator for the Circle of Security Parenting Series and with great success co facilitatied this 8 week program with Sarah Conley in the winter of 2019.
Kandice was hired in 2018 and brings over a decade of child care experience. Kandice is keen on outdoor programming and enjoys seeing the world through a child's eyes as they explore the world around them. Kandice enhances children's learning experience in fun and engaging ways by following the child's interests and natural curiousity.
Jennifer works behind the scenes on administrative matters, and her attention to detail and organizational skills keep our Society business running smoothly. She is instrumental in grant writing and maintaining our financial matters. She was previously a PICCS Board Member and Chairperson from 2008-2009.
Tracey is an ECE and was hired at Dragonfly Child Care in 2019. She continues to work at Dragonfly as well as facilitate our drop in Healthy Opportunities for Preschoolers program (HOP). Tracey transforms the school gym each week into a morning kid zone for parents and/or caregivers to play with their preschoolers. She plans and arranges tunnels, ball pits, obstacle courses, bean bag tosses, hula hoops, plasma cars and much, much more so everyone is is engaged and having fun. Tracey is dedicated to Pender Island families and understands that parents are a child's most important teacher.