Staff and Parent Board

Our Teachers

Rachel Duncan, our Program Director and Lead teacher, has a B.A. in psychology and sociology and has completed the Early Childhood Education program at Mount Royal University. In a decade Rachel has gained a range of experience from teaching preschool to teaching children, youth and young adults with special needs. Prior to working in our community, Rachel managed the program and taught at Sunshine Corner Playschool in west Calgary. Rachel’s journey with us began in 2007 as our lead teacher. In 2013, Rachel and her husband adopted their newborn son Eaton. Rachel is passionate and dedicated to developing a quality, Reggio-inspired classroom that meets the needs of each child and the community as a whole.

Els Deckers is our Assistant teacher and received her child psychology degree from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. After a brief stint traveling the world as a flight attendant for KLM, she has lived in Canada for the last 20 years. She previously worked in and managed daycares here in Calgary and her youngest child attended the Rosedale Playschool program.  She has a natural rapport with young children and delights in their curiosity and playfulness. She is fluent in English and Dutch and is an avid soccer fan.

Rosedale Playschool Parent Board Members

President – Scott Fulton

Vice President – Karen Chávez

Treasurer – Harminder Dhillon

Registrar Ted Coderre

Secretary Beth Espey

Community Liaison – Kelly Cyderman

Volunteer Coordinator – Stephanie Dolce

Elections for open positions occur in April for the following school year. If you are interested in a board position, please let our Volunteer Coordinator know by sending us an email through the Contact Us page or selecting it as an option when registering (you will still need to be elected to be assigned the position).

Kindergarten Readiness Seminar

One of the biggest questions we get asked is “Do you think my child is ready for Kindergarten?” We want to help parents with this next step by having an evening addressing this question with an expert in the early education field: Heather Kinahan B.Ed, Sc.

Please join us on January 11 at 6:30 pm at the Wild Rose United Church (upstairs lounge).

Chilcare will be available upon request. Email info@rosedaleplayschool.com to reserve a spot.