A Message from our ELCC Supervisor
At Eric Harvie we want our students to take ownership of their learning and to feel like it is their second home. Working with the children from their interests as co-learners, co-researchers, and co-imaginaries. We feel it is more important that the children discover new ideas and concepts rather than just being ‘taught’ them. Children having fun learn so much quicker without even realizing they are learning! They are also offered outside learning, building nests, burying ‘fossils’ to dig for them later, playing soccer, or just having a good old run around. Life skills are very important to a child's development and learning, so we integrate those skills into all of our activities.
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Meet Our Eric Harvie Staff!
My name is Asma Shahzad and I did my bachelors degree in Fine Arts. Having over Nine(9) years of experience working with Calgary Board of Education in various roles, I love working with kids at various levels. For over Two(2) years at Coded Minds as an ELCC educator, I am excited to return this year as a program supervisor where I'll look forward to helping kids learn and grow through trusted relationships and fun activities with the help of my team and support from parents and family members.
My name is Miriam Ghebrehiwet, and I am originally from Eritrea, East Africa. I am married and have two kids. I moved to Canada in October 2016, and now I live in the NW Dalhousie community with my husband and my children. While in my home country, I completed two certification programs: secretarial science and office management, and the second one was supply chain management. I worked as an executive secretary in civil service administration in Asmara, Eritrea, for around two years. I moved to Calgary, and I worked with children ages six to eight for four years in my community church as a Sunday school teacher. From that time on, the notion of being an early childhood educator comes to my mind, and I accomplished the level two certificate. Currently, I am working for level three, and I am in the second-year program. I love working with kids and making a difference at an early age. I believe that children are mighty learners, so I want to assist them by being alongside them. In my free time, I like to listen to TED-Talk, and watch TV I enjoy playing with my kids, usually outdoors. I like drinking traditional coffee with my family and friends.
Hi everyone, I am Sarvpreet. I moved to Calgary in October 2020. Before that, I was in Saskatoon and had spent almost nine years there. This is my first year of working with Coded Minds. I was born in India and came to Canada in 2011. I have nine years of working experience with children ages 18 months to 12 years. I really enjoy baking, cooking, gardening and yoga. I like spending time out in nature with my children. I am also fond of watching cricket and hockey games. I love kids and it fills my heart with joy to watch them grow. I believe children are our future. I feel very privileged to be joining this amazing team of educators and to facilitate growth and learning for the children.
Hello! My name is Molly, and I have been providing childcare to families for nine years. In June 2021, I received my Bachelor of Education with a specialization in elementary English Language Arts and a Bachelor of English from the University of Calgary. My passion as an educator is to provide students with the skills, opportunities, and confidence to solve the “big” problems in our world using an interdisciplinary approach. In my free time I love to swim, read, and play board games. My best buddies are my hairless guinea pigs Milton and Alfred!
My name is Rawshan Alkurdi, I am a certified early childhood educator (level three) graduated from Bow valley College a year ago, and I have an Education Assistant diploma obtained in Calgary as well. I have over 5 years of experience working with children from infancy to school age children. My favorite part is playing with children and following their interests, allowing them to lead their play and make adjustments to materials until they reach their full potential in learning.
Few things to learn about me, I am a mom of three children, I grew up in Jordan (arabic native speaker) and migrated to Canada 13 years ago and Calagry has become my home ever since. I enjoy outdoor time a lot! I love rafting, swimming, biking and I love field trips. I believe in the importance of nature and the outdoor environment to enhance children’s learning to widen their creativity by taking initiatives to their inventions, I also love using materials from nature to further the learning in the indoor environment as well, as being said once “environment is the third teacher” I rely on providing a positive, energetic, respectful and kind space where children feel safe, loved and supported. This is my first year working with Coded Minds and I can't wait to begin this school year, meeting all the children, get to know them and go from there!
My name is Daniel. I am new to the Eric Harvey team. I currently work for the CBE as a lunch supervisor for the last 10 years. I enjoy working with kids and love watching them grow up through my interactions with them, encouraging and building them up maturely. I enjoy sports(soccer), music and gaming.