My name is Heather. I have been at Busy Butterflies daycare since March 2015. I relocated to Nova Scotia in May 2017 but recently returned to Busy Butterflies in August 2019. I am originally from Nova Scotia but love living in Lethbridge with my husband and two young boys. I have been in childcare for 14 years now. I have worked in many fields of childcare, as a nanny and in daycares. I have also worked in elementary schools as a teacher assistant and preschool teacher. I have worked in Pennsylvania, New Brunswick, Jasper and in Bristol, England. In all these places, I have gained experience in engaging the child in their interests, creating a discovery environment and building lasting relationships with the children. I plan to continue in childcare as my career choice and hope to build many more relationships in years to come.


Hi my name is Natasha. I started working at Busy Butterflies in June 2019. I have lived in Lethbridge my entire life and graduated from the Lethbridge College with a diploma in Child and Youth Care. I began working in the field in April of 2016. Having a Dutch background, I grew up in a large family and grew up loving children. I love coming to work every day and seeing the kids excitement to learn and grow every day. I look forward to my time working here.




My name is Rose Ann Aquino. I began working at Busy Butterflies in April, 2015. I grew up in the Philippines and I moved to Canada in January, 2015 to be with my husband. Back home I have a Bachelor Degree in Nursing and gained experience taking care of the newly born babies in the hospital. I also worked as a Quality Analyst for 2 years dealing with all the medical equipment they sell in the States. I got my Child Development Worker Certificate in March 2015, as well as my first aid in childcare. I took care of my younger siblings and nephew back in the Philippines and since then I knew that working with children has always been my passion. I’m a hard working person, flexible and I have a lot of patience and compassion. I’m excited and looking forward to meeting your child and be a part of their development at Busy Butterflies Daycare.


 
Hi, my name is Destiny. I have been with Busy Butterflies since May 2022. I have my level one ECE and plan on going back to school for my level two and three. I was a Health Care Aide before deciding to go back to school for my level one. I love watching the children develop differently, doing all the crafts and getting to know the families! I am super happy to be a part of the Busy Butterflies team!

Hi, my name is Jennifer. I've been working in the kitchen at Busy Butterflies since August 2021. I have lived in Lethbridge for 8 years. I am a mom of two wonderful kids. My husband and I are from Calgary. I have been cooking for just over 16 years. This is my second time working in a childcare facility. Food is my passion, and being able to cook for children and help them form a healthy love for food is wonderful.

Hi, my name is Hailey. I started working at Busy Butterflies in September 2021. I graduated from the Lethbridge College with a diploma in Child and Youth Care in May of 2021. I found my passion for working with children when my two younger brothers were born. Every child is so unique and I cannot wait to play and build a relationship with each child. I love spending time with friends and family and doing things outdoors like camping and skiing. I am so excited to be a part of the team here at Busy Butterflies Daycare.

 
Hi, my name is Shay. I started at Busy Butterflies in April 2022. I have always had a strong passion for working with children as I used to coach children of all ages and teach them how to skate. I love coming to work every day and seeing the children’s excitement to learn and explore. I am excited to be a part of the team at Busy Butterflies and getting to know you and your children.


My name is Danielle and I am the director of Busy Butterflies Daycare Centre. I am a mother to a little boy and twin girls. Working with children has always been my passion. I am so fortunate to be able to be a part of the day to day development of young children. I have been working with children in a daycare setting since 2010. It has always been my dream to open an amazing center and I am truly grateful I was able to do that. I have my Diploma in Early Childhood Education as well as my Child Development Supervisor Certificate. In addition to my education, I have special training in food safety, first aid in child care, SIDS, administering emergency medication, observing and recording, professionalism, and licensing requirements. I am an advocate for children’s right to play and strongly believe in learning through their play. Our philosophy at Busy Butterflies reflects this belief. I can't wait to get to know you and your child!


Meet our Educators


 

My name is Marebel Diaz. Most of my friends call me Bhel. I am originally from the Philippines, and am a mother of two. I moved to Lethbridge in March 2019 and worked as a nanny for 3 years. Luckily, I just got started working at Busy Butterflies Daycare in April 2022. I enjoy being with kids and teaching them things like ABCs, counting, coloring, reading, singing, and more. I am looking forward to meeting your children and having fun with them!

Hi, my name is Jaimee. I started working at Butterflies in November 2017. Before moving to Lethbridge I was a nanny for several families in Elkford, British Columbia for 5 years. I have my child development assistant certificate and would love to further my education so I can offer your children the best care possible. I look forward to meeting you and your children.



My name is Savhana. I started working at Busy Butterflies in October 2019. I am currently working towards completing my level 2 childcare certification at the Lethbridge College. I am new to Lethbridge, new to Alberta actually. I moved from Ontario in October 2018. I have always known I wanted to work with children. After hairdressing for three years I knew I was in the wrong industry. As much as I loved it, I was meant to be in childcare. I am so excited to be a team member at Busy Butterflies Daycare Center.  



Hi, my name is Emma! I have been working at Busy Butterflies Daycare since December 2020. I have completed my certificate for Early Childhood Education through the Lethbridge College. I am currently working on my ECE diploma. I found my passion for working with children when I was the 2019 Cochrane Lions Rodeo Queen. I grew up in Calgary and have enjoyed my time in Lethbridge so far. I look forward to spending time getting to know your children and watching them grow and learn!



My name is Chantelle Williams and I have been with Busy Butterflies since February, 2015. I am a mother of four young children, which has taught me a great deal about child development. I have my Child Development Assistant Certificate and am attending the Lethbridge College to further my education in Early Childhood Education. I am extremely passionate about working with young children. I look forward to getting to know each unique child and their families.

 




Hi, my name is Liz Williams. I have been with Busy Butterflies since we opened in February 2015. I help out in all of the classrooms, as well as with the administration work. I am a mother of three children, as well as a grandmother. I have a Degree in Sociology as well as my Child Development Worker Certificate. I am very excited to work with your family.



Hello, my name is Hannah and I began working at Busy Butterflies in June 2017. I was born and raised in Lethbridge where I received my high school diploma. Immediately after high school I took the Child and Youth Care diploma program and received my diploma in May 2016 at the Lethbridge College. Quickly after graduating from the college I took a year of general studies courses majoring in psychology and sociology. This year I also completed my first aid in childcare and received my level 3 child care supervisor certificate. I’ve always loved working with children so I am more than happy to be here getting to know you and your children and can’t wait to watch them grow!  



Hi, my name is Amanda and I have been at Busy Butterflies since May, 2017. I currently have my certificate in Early Childhood Education and have been in the field since 2010. I love seeing the excitement on the children’s faces when they learn something new, especially after many times of trying. When I am not working with children, I spend as much time as I can outdoors.



Hi my name is Brynn! I have been working at Busy Butterflies since August 2022. Children are my passion as well as dogs! In my free time you will find me at home binging a good series or spending time with my family. Busy Butterflies is the first childcare centre I’ve worked at, although I do have lots of experience with young children. I am currently working on getting my Early Childhood Education Certificate so I can begin building my career with children!

My name is Jodi. I started at Busy Butterflies Daycare in January 2022. I have always worked with children and have a 7-year-old daughter of my own. I enjoy being a part of children’s development and growth. In my free time I like to spend time with my daughter and friends. I am excited to be a part of this daycare and getting to know your children. 

My name is Kevi Ockerman and I started working at Busy Butterflies as of September 2017. I have a niece and nephew that attend Busy Butterflies as well. They have brought so much happiness into my life and have helped me discover my passion for childcare. I am currently working on attaining my child development assistant certificate and can’t wait to learn alongside the children. I enjoy spending time with friends and family, exploring the outdoors, and going to the gym. I have always loved helping children grow and learn about the world around them. I think it is very important to embrace all children and their unique personalities.  



Hi, my name is Brianna. I started at Busy Butterflies in June 2022. This is the second daycare I’ve worked at and I love my job. I am currently working on getting my level 2 Certificate in Early Childhood Education. When I’m not working I’m usually outside being active ort at home with my 2 fur babies Meeko and Smudge.  

Hi my name is Rachel! I started here at Busy Butterflies in July 2022. I went to the Lethbridge College to be an Educational Assistant, but plan to go back to get my Early Childhood Education Diploma. I love working with children and have known since I was little that I wanted to work in this field. In my spare time I love being outside, doing crafts, or watching movies. I’m excited to get to know your children and be a part of their learning and growing. 

Hi my name is Irene Bethlehem and I have been with Busy Butterflies since July 18, 2022. I have 5 cats, 2 dogs, fish, and a snake. I have one granddaughter whom I adore. I have always gravitated to working with children for I love the way they see the world. They keep me young at heart and remind me that the world is beautiful and amazing if we just take the time to stop and smell the roses. 

Hi, my name is Monique. I began working at Busy Butterflies in September of 2021. I grew up outside of Medicine Hat, Alberta, and moved to Lethbridge in 2013. I graduated from the Lethbridge College with a Multimedia Production Diploma and a Child and Youth Care Diploma. I enjoy working with children, being creative/ crafty, and exploring the outdoors. I look forward to being a part of your child's safe space to learn, play, and grow.

My name is Diane Lybbert. I started working at Busy Butterflies in October 2019. I have been working with children pretty much my entire adult life. I have worked in a previous daycare, nannied, and ran my own day home. I am hardworking, patient, and respectful. I pride myself on being able to build authentic, trusting relationships with children and their families. I believe children are capable, and competent little human beings. I aim to create an environment where children can feel safe to discover, explore and create freely. I am excited for the opportunity to build a relationship with your children and help them become confident explorers.



Hi, my name is Taya and I started working at Busy Butterflies in June of 2022. I graduated from the Child and Youth Care program at the Lethbridge College. I found my passion working with youth when I helped babysit the children in my home town as well as my younger brothers. My hobbies outside of work are being outdoors and spending time with my family any friends. 

Hi! My name is Alesandra and I started working at Busy Butterflies in January 2022. I have worked in childcare for almost 7 years. I have my Level 2 in ECE and love watching children learn and grow. When I'm not at work I like to read, draw, paint and bake. I also love to spend time with my nieces and nephews! I have 5 sisters and 1 brother and we spend time together whenever we can. I look forward to getting to know you and your children!

Hi, my name is Sabrina. I started at Busy Butterflies in August 2017. I am currently working on completing my level 2 in Early Childhood Education. I have a passion for working with children and watching them grow! In my spare time I enjoy going for walks and spending time with family. I have 5 younger siblings including a twin sister. I look forward to meeting you and getting to know your child!



My name is Katie. I started at Busy Butterflies in January 2022. I'm a level 1 ECE. This is the second daycare I've worked at and I love it. I wouldn't trade my job for anything, I even get to see my niece and nephew who attend here. I love interacting and watching every single child develop differently and learn day to day tasks. I am super excited to get to know your little humans and guide them through these early stages of their lives. I also look forward to getting to know each of you and your families. I'm super happy to be part of the Busy Butterflies team. Please feel free to ask me anything!

My name is Hannah V. I have been working at Busy Butterflies Daycare since January 2021. I am from Vietnam. I came to Lethbridge to go to the Lethbridge College. I have my Early Childhood Education Certificate and a Diploma in General Studies. I love working with children because I love to see their emotions and listen to their stories. Working with children brings me great joy. I look forward to continuing to learn more about the environment and gaining knowledge. I enjoy listening to music, drawing, and watching movies. I feel incredibly happy to join the Busy Butterflies team. 



My name is Le (Lay) McDonald. I am originally from Vietnam. There I obtained my Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education. I also taught Kindergarten for over 10 years. I came to Canada 4 years ago. I started at Busy Butterflies Daycare in August 2022. Caring for and teaching children has always been my dream job. Caring for children and watching them grow and develop every day is a blessing. 

My name is Stephanie. I just moved to Lethbridge in the middle of February 2022 and started at Busy Butterflies in March 2022. I received my ECE Diploma (Level 3) in Red Deer in June of 2020. After graduating I was offered a one year paid internship as a director. During that time, I was able to learn a lot about how daycares run. I have had many different experiences working with children, including being a nanny for a couple of years and working in a kindergarten classroom. I enjoy going out for walks and sometimes bring my cat, Snoop-P, in his backpack. I also enjoy playing games, watching movies and hanging out with friends. I love making people laugh and sometimes burst into Disney songs.

My name is Shelby Hall and I started with Busy Butterflies Daycare in January 2022! My experience working with children began in 2015 when I got my Level 1. My childcare journey continued and I received my Social Work Diploma in 2020, and my level 2 certification. Growing up in a small town in central I have a passion for horses, rodeo, dirt biking and camping! I love anything that keeps me active, including a background in competitive jump rope. I am so excited to be a part of the Busy Butterflies team and I can't wait to get to know you and your family.

Ph: 403-394-7445

1116 3rd Avenue North
Lethbridge, AB