Our Team

Board of Directors 

 

Rena Laberge Rena Laberge,  Co-Chair

Rena began her career in family child care 24 years ago, first as an LNR and very shortly after becoming a licensed family child care provider.Rena is a very active advocate for family child care and believes strongly in a quality early learning environment for children gives children the best start.

Rena has been on the board of BCFCCA for many years in different roles. Rena is also actively involved with Southern Vancouver Island Family Child Care Association and is presently the President. Rena currently sits on the Provincial Child Care Council.

Rena is very interested in sharing her expertise in creating a fun learning environment for children with different types of resources and shares her knowledge by facilitating workshops on how to enhance your programing by making your own resources. This love of making her own resources has moved into a felt story business today called “Felt Stories by Rena”. So when Rena is not out advocating for FCC throughout the province you will find her cutting and painting felt pieces.

 Suzanne Schlechte,  Co-Chair

Suzanne has 25 years experience as a family child care provider. She has written a child care training course entitled “Caring for Yourself as a Child Care Provider” and co-authored the children’s activity book, “Learn With Play”. She also works with Canadian Child Care Federation as an Outdoor Play Training Facilitator.

  Joanne Cruickshank,  Director

Joanne has been involved with child care since the early 80’s in the roles of providing family child care, consultant with CCRR, member of many child care boards and a facilitator of the Good Beginnings. She is a mother of three and a grandmother of three.

Rosangela Giacobetti, Director

Rosangela is a BC certified Early Childhood Educator, running a licensed multi-age child care center in Burnaby for over 24 years. She spends her days providing care and a nurturing environment to children ages 1-5yrs.  Rosangela also instructs ECE practicum students and is a facilitator for the course “GOOD BEGINNINGS: Professional Development for Child Care Providers”.

For fun, Rosangela enjoys travelling, biking, Latin dancing and spending time with her family.

Tracie Bourgeois, Director

Tracie is an ECE who has worked in group non-profit child care, and overseas. When her daughter was born, she was unable to find licensed child care for her. She ultimately, left her job as the Executive Director of a large group non-profit child care program and opened one of the first multi-age child care programs in BC. It has been in operation for over 10 years.