The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery
Mark Van Doren
The success of any child-centred program relies on the strength and innovation of its staff and ours are exceptional! All of our teaching staff are registered Early Childhood Educators who may also hold university degrees and/or additional diplomas. These energetic and knowledgeable educators are well trained and attend numerous professional development workshops and seminars throughout the year. They are dedicated and committed to providing your child with the best care and education while supporting each family in their role.
Karen Tabone I have been at Heritage Green Child Care since 1997. I was previously a High School teacher in South Africa and have been in the teaching field for 30 years.
I am also a Continuing Education teacher at Mohawk College and a Mentor and spokesperson for the Industrial Education Council of Hamilton, a consultant for the Affiliated Services for Children and Youth, and a Save the Day for Play mentor to other centres in Hamilton.
Molly Gammage I am married and have two wonderful boys. I have my Diploma in Recreational Leadership as well as a Diploma in Early Childhood Education. Prior to working at Heritage Green Child Care, I worked at a child care centre in Toronto for 10 years. I joined the Heritage Green family in 2001. I enjoy developing myself professionally, so that I can continue to provide a quality, enriched program for your child.
Amy Tassone I have been involved in childcare for many years as a volunteer, student and now as an E.C.E. In 2014, I graduated from Mohawk College with a Diploma in Early Childhood Education, shortly after, I was hired at Heritage Green Child Care. To be a part of the children’s learning experiences and watching them grow is truly an amazing feeling.
Junior Preschool Room
Lydian Lezon I love coming to work each day and look forward to making a positive difference in the lives of the children that walk through our doors. I work hard to give the children the quality care and love they deserve each and every day. As a Registered ECE, I obtained my B.A. in Psychology from Brock University in 2007.
Kelli Ridgeway In 1999, I graduated from Mohawk College with a diploma in Early Childhood Education. I have been employed with Heritage Green Child Care since 2001. Currently, I am enrolled at Mohawk College for the Leadership and Administration, Early Childhood Post Graduate certificate program. I have been Assistant Supervisor since 2002. I am married and have two boys.
School Aged Program
Andrea Daw Since 2001, Andrea has worked with all of the age groups including Toddler and Preschool before following her passion for working with school aged children and assisted in the opening of Heritage Green School Age Program in 2006. As Site Supervisor of the School Age Program, Andrea has shaped the program into an enriching environment that it continues to be today.
Pauline Miskas Pauline joined the Heritage Green Family in 2010 and brings with her over 20 years of child care experience! Pauline is currently the Assistant Supervisor at the school age program. Pauline not only has a personality that brings a smile to everyone's face, she also loves coming to work and being able to make a difference in the lives of the children in her care.
Senior Preschool Program
Allison Wood I began at Heritage Green Child Care as the centre’s first volunteer in 1994. I graduated from the Early Childhood Education program at Mohawk College in 1997. I returned to school to further my education and graduated from University with a B.A. in Child and Youth Studies in 2002. Upon graduation from University, I took on a full time position with HGCC in April 2002.