Our Childhood Educators
Staff at the Tartine et Chocolat Daycare have received education and training in early childhood education, as well as training in working with children who have special needs. Educators have earned valid diplomas in Early Childhood Education, or are currently studying and meet the provincial requirements for an assistant position.
If available, qualified Francophone substitute staff will take over when existing staff are absent due to illness, vacation or professional development. This is to maintain the ratio of one educator for 8 children required for this program in accordance with regulation for Child Care Licensing, given the size of the local daycare.
KARINE GRAND MAISON | DIRECTOR
Hi, my name is Karine Grand Maison and I’m from the Quebec city of Trois-Rivieres. I have degrees in early childhood and special education from the College Lafleche in Trois-Rivieres. I graduated in 2009 and have been lucky to work at Tartine et Chocolat since October 2012. I have always wanted to be an educator. I have always worked with kids, whether it is in day camps, in primary or secondary schools, or in community centers. I always loved working with children as they help us stay young at heart, and push us to be curious. Learning while playing allow us to sing, move, create, experience life from different angles and this makes my work with children really fun. I have come to realize that as much they learn from me, I learn from them as well.
I’m happy that my passion for travel and open spaces led me to settle in British Columbia and at the same time, allow me to work at a job that I love and in my mother tongue.