Nadia Chicoine: 20 years of action and heart

Year: 2019 — Province: Quebec
Certificate of Excellence Recipient

Nadia Chicoine

C.P.E. Les Frimousses de la vallée, Les Petits Dyno Denis facility
Early Childhood Centre (18 months to 5 years)
St-Denis-sur-Richelieu, Quebec

"Nadia not only prepares children for school, but for life... the happiness we see in our daughter's eyes fills our hearts with joy."
— Parents

An educator at Les Petits Dyno Denis for 20 years, Nadia Chicoine's commitment and enthusiasm have only grown with time. Nothing can stop this woman who is devoted to the wellbeing of children and to the ongoing development of her profession. She is the first teacher to have supported a multi-age group and is always eager to meet new challenges.

Philosophy of care

Nadia promotes childhood development by planning educational activities based on the needs and interests she observes in the children. She has a background in physical education, an important resource in helping to develop the motor skills of young children.

Support of child development

  • Works with the physiotherapist and the occupational therapist to implement integration plans that promote children's motor development.
  • Helped develop Activités Frimousses en forme, a guide aimed at developing children's motor skills.
  • Helped develop a sensory room to better meet the children's needs.
  • Leads "active mornings," were the children gather in the great room to engage in physical activity early in the day.

Involvement with parents, families and the community

  • Communicates goals and challenges to parents so they can work together on ways to improve their child's development.
  • Chosen to lead the Ribambelles workshops established by the Commission scolaire des Patriotes: 10 Saturday mornings, parents and children (in daycare or not) find Nadia, who prepares them for the transition to school.
  • Fosters the success of the Les bacs à lire (reading bin) project, where parents and workers can enjoy activities, tips and tricks to better control diet, exercise, emotions, etc.

Get in touch!

C.P.E. Les Frimousses de la vallée, Les Petits Dyno Denis facility
276, College
St-Denis-sur-Richelieu, QC J0H 1K0

Facebook: @CPE Les Frimousses de la Vallée

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