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Diana Kadi

PJ Kids Club Center Manager

I am an Early Childhood Educator and I have been working with young children for over 20 years; and this is where I found my passion. Originally from Venezuela, I came to Canada 20 years ago and started working in child care. Children’s world is full of joy and surprises, tears, laughs, paint spills, but also the biggest rewards. I believe in the power of learning through play and creating an environment that nurtures and fosters self esteem and confidence, and it is from this place of love that children will strive. If you don’t find me at PJ Kids Club I am probably home spending time with my family or friends.  I love the outdoors, hiking, swimming, dancing Zumba and exploring. 

Nelly Lazarte

Senior ECE Teacher/Infant Toddler/ Before School Care/Preschool 3 years old class/Camps

Originally from Peru, I first came to Canada in 1990. I have been an Elementary and High School teacher in my country, but in Canada I decided to dedicate to work with young children, and I have been working for several years. My expertise is in planning and programming activities for preschool children according to their levels of development and implementing a safe environment. I am very sensitive and experienced to the needs of the children.  I firmly believe that with honesty and responsibility we can address the concerns of our families in finding the best care possible for their children. 

Zuzana Durcovicova

PJ Kids Club Assistant Manager. Before School Care, Preschool 4 years old, After School Care, Camps. 

Working with young children with passion and dedication for over 10 years gives me everyday opportunities to learn about them and understand their individual needs. My goal is to educate children in a fun and positive environment. In my free time I enjoy various outdoor activities, such as hiking and snowshoeing. I like listening to music and read books!

Hannah Douglas

ECE Teacher/Preschool 4 years old/Infant Toddler, After School Care/Camps 

I just graduated as an ECE Teacher from Capilano University a year ago. I have been working with young children for over 10 years, first as a nanny, and since I found my passion, I pursued my education in the field. I love working with children because they are always curious about the world around them, always asking questions! In my free time, I enjoy the outdoors and spending time with my family and my friends! 

Azine Ardalan

ECE Teacher / After School Care.

My whole life evolves around children. I was an elementary school teacher in Iran at the age of 21 years old, before my first child was born a year later. Here I am, 37 years later, still working with children, enjoying every minute. I am an ECE and carry a Family Practitioner Diploma. In the mornings I work at West Vancouver Family Place, and for the past 18 years I have been working at PJ Kids Club in the After-School Care program. I enjoy reading, watching movies, hiking and swimming.  

Shabnam Zamani

ECE Teacher/Preschool/After School Care/Camps

I graduated as a Preschool Teacher in Iran. I worked with children for 8 years there, before I came to Canada and started to work at PJ Kids Club. Working with the children makes me very happy and every day is like a new day. The children bring me joy and fulfillment with their lovely smiles. I bring with me to PJ Kids Club my warmth, efficiency and passion for the job. This center has helped me to become the best of me and a proud to the school and parents. In my time off, I love to go outside with my husband and friends, watch movies, theater, concerts and sightseeing. 

Kelsey Schaerer

ECE teacher/After School Care 

I am a recent graduate from Capilano University with my degree in Early Childhood Education. I have been working with children for over 5 years now, and most recently as a nanny. Throughout my education and work with children, I have developed an appreciation for the outdoors and I enjoy providing children opportunities to explore the nature around us. I was born and raised in North Vancouver and I love to go on walks on the vast amount of trails in the area. In my free time, I also love to spend time with my friends/family, reading and watching movies!

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