Part-Day Preschool Program Educators


Lead Educator

My name is Kelly Zecca, and this will be my third year working at Deer Lake East Preschool. I have been married to my husband Angelo for 17 years and have three children, Olivia who is 14 years old, Angelo Jr who just turned 12 and Ava who just turned 8. I finished my schooling from Burnaby Continuing Education in June 2016 after a 3-year program and could not be more excited about the path I have chosen to be an Early Childhood Educator. I feel all children should be valued for who they are as an individual and I look forward to my adventure with you and your children.



Emily was born and grew up in China. She started her own family when she moved to Canada. She loves Vancouver, as she thinks this is an amazing place to live and explore. In her spare time, she loves music, cooking, travelling and reading. She believes that every child is unique, capable and creative. Emily loves working with children and always follows children’s ideas to expand their learning and explorations.



Judy started working as an Early Childhood Educator in 1983. Since that time she has had many wonderful opportunities in this field and has worked with children from 0 - 19yrs.

Along with many years of working on the floor with the children, she has had the opportunity to work in the role of consultant to child care settings and families, managing child care facilities and teaching Early Childhood Education at the college level. It has always been her dream to be able to support children and families in her own preschool and she was thrilled when this came to be in September 2011.

As the Manager of Deer Lake Daycare, she feels so honored to have a staff team that is committed to providing a quality preschool program.  We are proud to offer an inclusive, play based setting where we work hard to instill a love and an excitement of learning. In order to reach that goal we encourage and support children to learn to investigate, create and take appropriate risks in and outside of our classroom.



Samantha started to work with families and children in Burnaby since 2005, as she operated her own registered-licensed-not-required family day care.  She has discovered her passion in the field and was inspired by a local organization that she took the step further to study and learn and become an early childhood educator. She is grateful to work along side with the amazing team at Deer Lake Child Care and feel fortunate to be part of the team. Her hope is the families and children who come to join this community would establish the sense of belonging and with that we will together see the children to thrive confidently around their worlds.


Early Childhood educator

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