A Message from our ELCC Supervisor
At Tuscany, we have an open-door policy between children, families, and staff. Program planning is crafted so that our students are always engaged in fun and learning activities taken from their interests. We ensure the environment is inclusive for age and developmental levels, while still challenging their growth mindset. The children explore areas of Math, Art, and Science (exploring the state of matter - solid, liquid, and gaseous through the water cycle as well as the animal kingdom). Sensory activities such as making magnetic slime, salt dough, etc. Technology activities include engineer challenges utilizing Minecraft or Lego WeDo, and creating music with MakeyMakey. Weather permitting, play outside every day so children can explore nature and play outdoor games. The best part is whatever children do, they enjoy and have fun with, brightening our staff's day.
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Meet our Tuscany Staff!
Hello! I’m Simran Bindra. I have been in the field of education for more than 8 years. I am the Supervisor for the Tuscany iSTEAM Lab. I love working with children. I have a Master’s of Science and Bachelor’s of Education degrees. I am working on my Level 3 ECE certification.
I love to study and upgrade my professional skills. I worked for First Nations University of Canada for more than three years as an Early Childhood Educator. Before moving to Canada, I worked as a Post Graduate Teacher in a school. I love to help people. I am passionate about my work. I am self-driven and a people person.
I love to explore different places, go out for adventures (hiking, camping) and trying different cuisines.
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. I have just completed my Diploma in Early Childhood Education. 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.
My name is Kshitija. I am originally from India. Four years ago , I moved to Calgary and have been calling it my home since then. I am very happy to be here and be a part of this amazing program at Coded Minds. Being a mother of a 10 year old, I have always loved spending time with kids. I believe the greatest love we receive is by becoming the reason behind their smiles. I have also had the privilege of working in the corporate world and conducting knowledge sessions for the new members. My teaching philosophy centers around creating a safe and engaging environment where children can lead their own way. I'm excited to continue inspiring young learners and contributing to their growth.
During the weekends, if I am not on a family outing, you will find me spending time in my backyard and gardening. Just like the children's imagination and their potential, nature also fascinates me :)
My name is Rabia and I come to Coded Minds with a Child Development Diploma and a degree in Arts from the University of Calgary. I was born in Pakistan and moved to Calgary with my family several years ago. I have several years' experience in childcare as well as CBE as lunch support staff. In my free time I like going to the gym and love to spend time with friends and family. I also like to volunteer and keep myself engaged in new courses.
I am excited to be a part of Coded Minds and look forward to working and having a wonderful time with the amazing staff and students we have in the program!
Shiyu moved to Canada in 2015. She has a language diploma and business degree, as well as she completed her ECE level 3 in Canada in 2017. Shiyu also teaches Mandarin both in person and online in her spare time. She loves to impact Mandarin on children to see them achieve their academic goals.
Shiyu had 7 years of teaching experience in China (2008-2014). She was in charge of a before and after program between 2018-2023. She moved to the Tuscany community in 2021. Shiyu’s passion for teaching and educating led her to continue working with children and focus on supporting children in their formative years of learning to create a solid foundation for the future.
Shiyu enjoys the outdoors, she loves nature, hiking, skiing, swimming, and exploring new things
I am Seyhan and I moved to Canada in 2021 from Turkey. Before moving here, I worked as a teacher for more than 10 years at public schools, teaching English to students from grade 4 to 12. I am a mum of two and I love going for a road trip and sightseeing with my family. Reading a book with a cup of tea in my hand on the deck is my other pastime. While I was working as a customer relations agent at a transportation company, I completed my ECE level 1 training. Being in an educational environment, having a positive impact on children and seeing them thrive has always been my passion and I am delighted to be starting a new journey at Coded Minds Canada and looking forward to meeting my work team and children.
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