Welcome to Educare Early Intervention, where your children will grow, learn, and play. I’m Teacher Tina, Educare’s Program Director. My family and I are long-time residents of Fort McMurray, we moved here 17 years ago. Both my children have grown up in Fort McMurray. My daughter is 22, and my son is 17. Along with Fort McMurray being my family’s home, we consider Educare as our home too. Educare has been an important part of the Tetreault family for 16 years and counting. Myself, my family, and the Educare team are very dedicated to you, the families; and to providing the best preschool program we can.
My name is Dawna Backhouse. I have been involved with Educare since 1999. I have had numerous roles, the first being volunteer teacher helper when my son attended in 1999/2000, Speech Assistant, Program Enhancement Coordinator, and most recent Family Resource Consultant. I provide home visits, am available to answer parent’s questions, offer a listening hear, provide referrals, and am a liaison between families and community agencies. I provide support or help in any way that I am able, year round, both at school and at home. Furthermore, my position with Educare includes supervising the reading and writing centers which includes stories, poems, and pictures, performing pre and post child skills checklists, and reinforcing social skills through conversation and videos.
My name is Paula Bowen. I joined Educare in 2013, and have a diploma in Early Years Care and Education. I have 14 years of experience working with young children and children with special needs. I am a mom of two girls. I am excited to be part of the Educare team, and to see the children grow and learn through play.
My name is Ashley Honeysett and I have been working as an Early Childhood Educator for the past 5 years. With just recently moving to Fort McMurray from North Bay Ontario, I am excited to start my new adventure with all the children and staff of Educare. Working with children has been a passion of mine and I look forward to continuing my career at Educare.
My name is Danielle Dureault and I am the Speech-Language Pathologist at Educare. I received my Master of Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Alberta in 2001 . I am excited to join the program in a professional role after having been a part of it as a parent and as a board member in the past. I look forward to working with all of the children to enhance their speech and language skills through what they do best…Play!
My name is Lynette Butt, and I have been Educare’s Office Manager since 2005. I have a son aged 19, and a daughter age 17. I have lived in Fort McMurray for as long as I can remember…this is home!
I have my Administrative Diploma specializing in Electronic Publishing. As Office Manager, I provide direct support to the Program Director, Educare Staff, and Board of Directors. I am proud to be a part Educare and it’s amazing team.