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.
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.
Hi, I am Sara Calesso and I am currently in my third year at Mount Royal University in the Bachelor of Child Studies majoring in Early Learning and Child Care. I currently am a Child Development Worker, and I have four years of experience with children of all ages. This is my second year with school age children in a before and after school program, and my second year with Coded Minds. Having the opportunity to work for Coded Minds has allowed me to fulfill one of my biggest passions in my career which is allowing children to learn new concepts through fun activities. I believe children are motivated to learn new concepts if it is done in a fun and engaging way, especially if they are allowed to get their hands dirty. Through play, we are able to see children’s interests and watch them grow emotionally, physically, and most importantly intellectually. I cannot wait to meet all the new families entering the program and see the returning families, and to create fun and engaging activities.
My name is Anna. I am originally from the UK but have lived in Calgary for 15 years. I have a degree in International Business and German and worked in the corporate world for many years. Since having children my passion shifted and I became fascinated with the child's inquisitive mind and the lasting and crucial input that caregivers and educators can have on their development. I pursued a certificate as an Educational Assistant and have had the pleasure of working with the wonderful Eric Harvie Coded Minds team and students in the last year. I am excited to continue my learning whilst working for Coded Minds and strive to be a positive, inspirational and reliable role model whilst engaging children in learning and activities I have had the luxury of experiencing the Coded Minds program both as a parent and educator and this has steered me towards seeking out a career in this field. When I am not testing out activities for class on my own children, I can be found hiking, biking, skiing and camping. My passion for the mountains, nature and being outside is something I love to bring to classroom activities when possible.
My name is Manuela. I am from Colombia. Working in childcare is something that I like and am interested in, since they learn to explore the world and generate knowledge in different ways, and I like to guide them so that they can build and strengthen their skills that will help them succeed in their projects and their development.
As a dedicated professional with a wealth of experience and training, she is committed to being a driving force in the exploration of individual potential and passion. Her ultimate goal is to influence, equip, and empower both current and future generations.
She has been to educational field more than 10 years. She has MBA (Marketing) degree. Very friendly and love traveling.
Bio coming soon :)