It takes a big heart to teach little minds

Meet our educators & Staff

Miss Sewell
Owner, Manager
Early Childhood Educator
Little Stars

  • Fluent in A.S.L
  • Loves Dramatic Play
  • Loves Music activities
  • Inventive Story Teller
  • Trained in the Reggio Emilia Approach
  • Enjoys incorporating BC’s Early Learning Framework into everyday activities

Ms. Papou
HR, Support worker
Early Childhood Education Assist
Little Stars

  • Expirence with Speech Impediements
  • Training in Special Needs care
  • Skilled at Supporting families
  • Excellent at creating unique opportunities
  • Skilled in conflict resolutions

Ms. Sanders
Early Childhood Educator
Shining Stars

  • Skilled at Nature Play
  • Creates exciting arts and craft activities
  • Excellent at following children’s leads during education

Mrs. Frederick
one-on-one Support
Early Childhood Educator
shining Stars

  • Graduate from Okanagan Collage ECE
  • Experience with Special Needs support
  • Basic ASL
  • Over 5 years of field experience
  • Skilled at family communication
  • Skilled at listening to the children and their stories
  • Mother of 2 young children

Ms. Oppenheimer
Early Childhood Educator
Super Stars

  • A Dedicated educator
  • Loves creating
  • Messy Play and activities enthusiast
  • Amazing at Photos and video documentation
  • Excellent communicator

Ms. Ziola
Early Childhood Educator
Super Stars

  • Encourages children to explore freely and connect to the natural world
  • Engages with children in conversations and encourage higher level thinking
  • Empathetic and understanding of each child’s individual needs
  • A dedicated educator

Mrs Reeves
Early Childhood Educator
Super Stars

  • Invitation play creator
  • Creative and capturing story teller
  • Messy play activity creations
  • History in many different Preschool settings
  • Inventive group time facilitator

Position Definitions


An ECE is a Licensed Early Childhood Educator, this is someone with a whole diploma in Early Childhood, this is the successful completion of 8 university-level Early Childhood courses and 3 practicums. ECEs in BC need to renew their license every 5 years by having at least 40 hours of Professional development. An ECE is in charge of a classroom as the room lead(s), Teacher or Educator in the room.


An ECEA is someone who has completed at least one of three University Level courses (Guiding and Caring Growth and Development, or Health Safety and Nutrition)The ECEA certification can only be renewed 2 times and must be by taking one of the other 3 courses not already completed. An ECEA can be in charge of a classroom for a short period of time, such as lunch Breaks or while subbing an ECE’s absence (for less than 30 days).

Special Educational Assistant

A Special Educational Assistant is someone who has training in Special Education. Special education courses (sometimes called CEA or SEA) are a year-long University Course that focuses on children with a variety of differences both mental and physical. They are trained in everything from medical administration to special needs coping mechanisms. In the eyes of the BC government Special Education Assistants are under the classification of RA’s or Responsible Adults.

Our Fun-losophy

All children attending Raising Stars Preschool are treated equally and included in all activities and events regardless of ability, gender, race, or other barriers that may be present.

Raising Stars Preschool recognizes the importance of playful learning.

Children in our care learn through hands-on activities and experiences.

Children attending Raising Stars Preschool are encouraged to wonder and question. Learning topics are created from children’s interests, creating an early joy and excitement for school experiences.

At Raising Stars Preschool we believe that “A messy classroom is where the magic happens”! We encourage and let children make messes, explore and create to further their imagination, creativity, and self-expression.

Raising Stars Preschool Limited

Address: 3404 24th Street Vernon BC, Canada
Phone: (250) 938-7264
Hours: 8:30am - 6:00pm