First Steps Director
Teaching young children is a joy and passion for me. I love coming alongside a child as they learn and discover the world around them. As a mother of three children, I value and appreciate the importance of early childhood education and the role it plays in a child’s growth and development. I love that every day brings a new challenge, a different question to answer, and exciting discoveries. My husband and I, along with our children, attend South Delta Baptist Church.
I have been in the ECE field since 2009. I studied at Thompson Rivers University and am a certified Montessori Preschool teacher. I have worked in almost every aspect of Early Childhood Education from director at a YMCA Childcare Centre to a floor and lead teacher at a daycare centre. I am passionate about teaching and guiding children towards the goal of reaching their full potential. I enjoy connecting with preschool families and supporting them during this exciting season of life. My husband Josh and I, along with our two children, Lyndon and Hannah, attend South Delta Baptist Church.
Being part of First Steps Preschool is an honour and a privilege. As a mother of three and grandmother of two, I have witnessed first-hand the importance of early childhood education. It is a true blessing to be able to enjoy the company of children and take part in their learning and carefree outlook on life. I have taught children from age three to eighteen and this age group is the group I want to hang out with the most! My husband, children, and I have attended SDBC for many years.
Heather van Eeden
It is a privilege for me to be working as a support teacher at First Steps Preschool. I enjoy observing the fresh perspective preschoolers have while supporting new routines and fostering positive peer relationships. My husband and I have three children and have called Tsawwassen and South Delta Baptist Church our home since 2014. I spend much time at the hockey rink knitting while cheering on the team or at home enjoying a coffee and folding endless piles of laundry.