Our Registered Early Childhood Educators

 

Nadia De Franco, RECE, B.A. Child Studies Director

My Name Is Nadia De Franco and I am the Director of Alta Vista Cooperative Nursery School. I have been in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 14 years graduating with honors from the Early Childhood Education program at Algonquin College in 2006 and receiving my Bachelor of Arts in Child Studies from Carleton University in 2017. I have had the privilege of working with various child care centres across Ottawa as well as various Kindergarten classrooms with the Ottawa Catholic School Board. In my down time I enjoy living in the country and spending time with my dog and family.

Megan Harricharan, RECE Educator(Preschool & School Age)

My name is Megan Harricharan and I am a Registered Early Childhood Educator in the Preschool and School Age programs here at A.V.C.N.S. I am an ECE graduate from Algonquin College and I have a strong admiration for kids. Working with children has been my passion since I was 13 years old. I started off by simply babysitting kids around my neighbourhood and now I have had over 10 years of experience in various child care centres. In addition to being an Early Childhood Educator at A.V.C.N.S, I also work as a supply teacher for the Ottawa Catholic Child Care Cooperation during the summer. When not working with children, you can find me on the beach soaking up the sun.

Cindy Ferris, RECE Educator(Toddler & Kindergarten)

My name is Cindy Ferris and I am a Registered Early Childhood Educator in the Preschool and Kindergarten programs here at A.V.C.N.S. I am an ECE graduate from Algonquin College and have been working in various child care centres for over 12 years. I have worked with toddlers, preschool, kindergarten and school age children throughout the years and enjoy working with each of one of these age groups. When I am not working I enjoy a good book and spending time with my family.

Cassidy Routh, RECE Educator (Preschool)

My name is Cassidy Routh and I am a Registered Early Childhood Educator in the Preschool program here at A.V.C.N.S. I began as a placement student at Alta Vista Cooperative Nursery School and began working as a causal educator in September 2017. I graduated from the ECE program at Algonquin College, with honours, in 2018. Working with children has always been my passion, even since I was a child myself! In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.