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Fort McMurray Staff

Alison Rinas
Education: Early Childhood Development Diploma

Work experience:
 I have worked in many Early Childhood Programs that   serve parents and children. I have been an Early Childhood Professional for 12 years. I first started in Day Care Center in Saskatoon, Sk where I worked with children 2 to 6 years old, and became their Inclusion Coordinator where I assist children with special needs become part of everyday programming. Then I was a Coordinator of a Family Resource Program for a small rural community, where we developed and implemented programs for children 0-6 years old and their parents to play and learn together, along with supporting the local preschool program. Then I moved to Fort McMurray, where I worked with Parent Child Resource supporting parents in their home with child’s developmental needs. I was then the Licensing Officer for the local Child and Family Services where I regulated and monitored child care programs with the region on Wood buffalo. I have currently been the Coordinator of Child Development Day Homes Fort McMurray for 2 ½ years, and enjoy my job immensely.

Favorite part of the job:
 Knowing that I am helping the community creating quality child care spaces for children and families. I love approving new homes and helping parents find a home that they feel happy with. Fort McMurray deserves to have quality child care available to children and families to help make it be the best community it can be.

Special interests: Spending time with my children, running, golfing and reading a good book!

Cristina MacDonald 
Childcare Consultant

Education: Early Learning Childcare, Educational Assistant

Work Experience: Private dayhome, Educational Assistant, Childcare Consultant

Favourite part of the job: Helping parents feel comfortable with their childcare choices; engaging with the children during my visits; educating providers and watching them flourish; having a great support system.

Special interests: Golf, tennis, pilates, reading a good book, enjoying time with family and friends, the great outdoors

Klara Bekric
Childcare Consultant

Education: Early Learning and Child Care Certificate

Work Experience: Childcare consultant, dayhome provider for over 5 years, daycare center in Fort McMurray working with toddlers

Favourite part of the job: Everything. I love going out to the homes and interacting with children and providers; being in a supportive role for the providers, assisting them with programming and planning. The fact that you never know what the day will bring.

Special interests: Reading, cooking, baking, traveling and experiencing new things. Learning more about gardening and flowers.