Maria Atter (Miss Maria): Registered Early Childhood Educator
Ms. Maria was a parent at RYRNS for 5 years with her children, before becoming one of the teaching staff. “This school has been a home to me and has brought much joy for myself and my children. It is the spirit of the co-op that brought me here, and every year children, parents and staff work and play together to bring out the best in each of us. This is an important stepping stone in your child’s life, and you have an opportunity to share in these special moments. We all know time travels quickly, this is a reminder to savor the joys of each day no matter how small.”
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MissAmy_2 Amy Rejante (Miss Amy): Registered Early Childhood Educator
Don’t let the ‘Miss’ title fool you… Miss Amy is the biggest kid at the nursery school! Since 2003 Amy has played the role of RYRNS parent and board member, before joining the teaching team in 2008. She is a graduate of George Brown College/Ryerson University collaborative Early Childhood Education (ECE) program. During the 2015-16 school year, Miss Amy will be the head teacher for the Beaver class (3 + Nursery program) and the joint head-teacher for enrichment classes.
Amy’s teaching motto is “Everything is developing.” “Learning is a dynamic process in which the teacher and child(ren) develop and explore knowledge together. I believe in the development of the ‘whole self’ that corresponds the to the trend of times and need of each child.” “RYRNS is a an extension of your child’s family life.”
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SilviaPollinziCircle Silvia Pollinzi (Miss Silvia): Ontario Certified Teacher
Miss Silvia received her BA from York University and continued her education at Niagara University in Buffalo, NY where she received a Masters in Elementary Education.   She taught for several years at the elementary level before having her children. She joined the RYRNS teaching team in 2011 and has been part of a number of programs at the school over these past few years.  For the 2015-16 school year she will be the lead teacher for the Squirrel class (2+ Nursery Program) as well as being part of the enrichment programs that will take place on Monday and Thursday afternoons.  “Returning to teaching at the pre-school level has been a wonderful experience. Being part of a child’s first experience at school and watching them grow and develop is truly rewarding. My goal is to create a learning environment that promotes and encourages curiosity and the love of learning, where children can learn about themselves and the world around them.”
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As this is a co-operative program, duty parents are also present at school each day. Duty parents work in the classroom approximately two times per month, depending upon registration levels. The ratio is 2 parents: 1 ECE staff member at all times.

Royal York Road Nursery School
851 Royal York Rd. Etobicoke, Ontario M8Y 2V3 416-239-1555 info@ryrns.ca

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