miracles at first childcare centre
Would you like your little Miracle to learn through fun exploration and quality hands on experiences in a safe, loving environment? Do you want to pick your child up at the end of the day and know they had a great day by the smile on their face and the paint on their clothes? We are proud to provide these developmentally appropriate and rewarding activities and experiences for your child each and every day.
Our bright, large rooms allow your little Miracle to explore many different play areas such as science and math, sensory tables, dress up, music, cars, blocks and more. Your little Miracle will be encouraged to create craft projects in the art centre or paint area each day. They will practice communication skills and listening skills during interactive story time. Our environments are set up to encourage problem solving, friendship building, exploration and learning. Your child will have a blast exploring, experimenting and creating during their learning process here at Miracles at First.
Outdoors: Your little Miracle will certainly love our beautiful fenced in backyards for climbing, running, digging, biking, painting, sand play, water play and much, much more.
Gymnasium: Your little Miracle will be able to take advantage of our FULL SIZE GYM for those rainy days where we enjoy picnics, ball games, biking, running, organized games and interacting with friends and educators during gross motor development.
Kitchen: We also have at our fingertips a full kitchen and friendly cook available for our baking and cooking activities as well.
philosophy & mission
Miracles at First Child Care Centre is a non-profit, licensed organization sponsored by First Moncton United Baptist Church, to provide quality Christian child care in a nurturing and loving setting. The purpose of this Centre is to meet the spiritual, physical, emotional and developmental needs of pre-school children regardless of sex, race, colour, religious, or political beliefs.
Miracles at First originated from within First Baptist Moncton, and has continued to have a relationship with the church over the years. In 2016, the decision was made to realign Miracles with the church purpose by having the church initiate a spiritual nurture time for the older children. This teaching time will be age-appropriate and will present the following concepts: God made everything; Jesus is my best friend; I can talk to Jesus anywhere, anytime, about anything, and; the Bible is God’s special book.
We feel that introducing a faith-based program will help with good character- building. We hope to model and teach good morals and values and a love and acceptance of others that will follow the children as they grow. It is our wish that, together with the values taught at home, the children will learn to treat others with respect and compassion.
Miracles at First Child Care Centre provides a warm, nurturing, safe, and inclusive learning environment for children from six months to five years of age.
Every child and family is supported and empowered in their growth and development with unique, exciting, challenging and developmentally appropriate programs which will enhance and promote child and family strength and growth.
Our schedule is simple, straight forward and flexible with the needs of the child at the forefront. When the children enter the classroom they are greeted by their educators, then are given the freedom to explore the various learning activities and interest centres that have been prepared.
Vanessa is newly joining the team at Miracles. She comes to us with about 7 years experience, much of it as a Supervisor or Director. She has her Early Childhood Education, NB Curriculum training and is certified in Emergency First Aid and CPR.
Nichole has been with Miracles for 24 years. She currently works in the preschool room – The Explorers. She has her Early Childhood Education, NB Curriculum training and is certified in Emergency First Aid and CPR. Nichole has taken many professional development sessions and is constantly striving to learn. Nichole enjoys creating interactive stories and homemade books with the children, spending time with her family, going to the movies with friends, and drawing and writing in her spare time.
Cheryl has been with Miracles for 23 years and currently works in the 3 yr old room – The Rainbow Room. She has her Early Childhood Education, NB Curriculum training and is certified in Emergency First Aid and CPR. Often Cheryl can be heard singing to the children to make transition time a fun and enjoyable experience. Cheryl enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and reading.
Jackie has been at Miracles for 22 years and currently works in the preschool room – The Explorers. She has her Early Childhood Education, NB Curriculum training and is certified in Emergency First Aid and CPR. Jackie has taken many professional development sessions over the years. Jackie makes the best play dough and the children love having conversations with her in the gym, classroom and outside.
Natasha has been with Miracles for 19 years and currently works in our Toddler Room – The Busy Bees. She has her Early Childhood Education and is bilingual. Natasha has her NB Curriculum training as well as her Emergency First Aid and CPR certificate. Natasha has taken many professional development sessions. She is an expert fundraiser and likes spending time with her dog and with family and friends.
Susan has been with Miracles for 14 years and currently works in the 3 yr old room – The Rainbow Room. Susan has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, a Bachelor of Education as well as her NB Curriculum training and Emergency First Aid and CPR certificate. Susan has taken many professional development sessions. Susan is very creative and enjoys trying her hand at Pinterest projects as well as spending time with friends and family.
Theresa has been with Miracles for 13 years. She currently works in our Infant Room – The Lil’ Hoots. Theresa has completed the NB Curriculum training. She also is certified in Emergency First Aid and CPR. Theresa enjoys spending time with her three grandchildren when she’s at home. Parents have commented on how comfortable they are leaving their babies with Theresa in the morning. It’s common to see Theresa laughing and down on the floor playing with the babies.
Dylana was new to Miracles earlier this year, but has already been hugely helpful in our Lil Hoots room. She has her Early Childhood Education, NB Curriculum training and is certified in Emergency First Aid and CPR. Dylana loves organization and has the Lil Hoots room running so smoothly! When not at work, Dylana loves spending time with her family and her pets.
Catherine has been with Miracles for 3 years now and is currently working in the 2 year old room with The Friendly Frogs. She has her Early Childhood Education, NB Curriculum training as well as her Emergency First Aid and CPR certificate. Catherine has two children who keep her busy with many different activities outside of work.
Joanne has been with Miracles for almost 3 years now. She has recently moved to the Lil Hoots room and is getting the hang of the younger age group. She has a Bachelor of Education, as well as her Emergency First Aid and CPR certificate. She can often be heard singing and entertaining the busy little ones while going about her day.
Ali has been with Miracles for almost 3 years. She joined us as a student and enhanced support worker before transitioning to the infant room. Ali has one little one of her own, and upon returning from maternity leave, she has joined the Friendly Frog classroom. She has her Early Childhood Education diploma, and is certified in First Aid and CPR. Ali is always striving to learn through personal research and professional development. The children love her songs and stories.
Jocelyn is currently working in the Busy Bee room. She has her teacher's aid program and is working towards her ECE. She is certified in First Aid and CPR. Jocelyn is also bilingual. She enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends.
Tabatha has recently joined the team here at Miracles. She has her Child and Youth Care diploma, as well as her first aid and CPR course. Tabatha has previously worked in the school system as an educational assistant. She also has some experience as a family support worker here in the community. You will often times find Tabatha guiding children to do their best and encouraging inclusion in the classroom. She is currently working in our Friendly Frogs room.
Milla has been with Miracles since October 2018. She is certified in first aid and CPR and is currently in the process of beginning the Early Childhood Education program and NB Curriculum Framework. Milla is a hardworking, dedicated and kind educator who is always smiling. When she is not at work Millas enjoys spending time with her family.
Gena has recently joined Miracles as a casual/on call educator, filling in when needed. She has many years of experience and enjoys every age group very much! She has her Early Childhood Education, Youth Care, Pre School Autism Intervention, and NB Curriculum training. She is also certified in Emergency First Aid and CPR. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her twin boys, family, and friends.
Tracey has recently joined our team and will be working in The Lil' Hoots room. She has her Early Childhood Education, NB Curriculum training; also she is certified in Emergency First Aid and CPR and Food Safety training. She has completed a Webinar for Making Sense of Trauma: Practical tools for responding to children and youth. Tracey is friendly, loved and loves to get down with the children to engage in play time and enjoys introducing the children to fun and unique music. When not at work, Tracey enjoys spending time with her animals and using her creativity in all sorts of ways.