Meet our Supervisor!
Hello, my name is Holly Lagassie and I have been an educator with Friends Forever since 2014. Starting as a toddler and school age teacher and now as the supervisor I have always enjoyed supporting Friends Forever in being a pillar of our community for families. I believe we are a shining example of what quality childcare means as we follow How Does Learning Happen and interest-based pedagogy with lots of care, kindness, and guidance for the children as they grow. We strive to ensure all children have a sense of engagement, well being, expression and belonging in all aspects of their day while they make connections with their peers and teachers.
Meet our Administrator!
Maxine is our Administrator here for both Friends Forever Childcare in North Bay and our Centre in Timmins. She started working in the childcare field in 2005 and has proudly been an educator throughout her schooling years and has been an asset to Friends Forever Childcare, since 2017. Over the years, she has worked within the Centre as an educator and our Home Agency, and with all that work experience, she has flourished to be the Administrator who is willing to help out with anything she can. Ever since her first day here at Friends Forever, Maxine’s kindness and energy are two of many great traits that add to our whole team!
Meet our Assistant!
My name is Lisa Cowcill. I have been working at Friends Forever since early 2016 and have been a Registered Early Childhood Educator since 2017. I have also had many years of volunteer experience with children before pursuing a career in the Early Childhood Education field. I have taken a couple of breaks from the centre to have my 2 children. Within my time here I have worked in infant, toddler 1 and toddler 2 before transitioning to my role as assistant supervisor. I have had the opportunity to work with many incredible children and educators over the years who have taught me so much about the world and how it looks through a child’s eyes. I have loved my time spent at Friends Forever and look forward to many more years as a part of the Friends Forever team.
As a team we understand that we learn as much from the children in our programs as they do from us, and we use this continuous learning to improve our centre and ourselves every chance we get.