Meet Moira! Moira has worked as a consultant within the Vancouver Supported Child Development (SCD) Program for almost 2 years.
Why did you start working at BCCFA?
“When I was the supervisor of a childcare program many years ago, I had the privilege of working with some of the amazing SCD consultants at BCCFA. The consultants were a wonderful source of support, knowledge and always came into the program with kindness and openness. I knew that is where I wanted to be one day.”
Moira meets with families of children who require additional support to access childcare. She works in collaboration with childcare programs to create inclusive environments that are tailored to the needs and priorities of families. Moira’s experience as a parent informs her work as a consultant – “[my daughters] are my greatest accomplishment and remind me of the importance of being family-centred in my work”.
What do you love about your work?
“I love everything about my work as a consultant but what I really love is when we have meetings to check in on the child’s goals and families can hear about the growth their child has had – seeing how proud they are of their child makes me so happy!”
What has your experience been like working at BCCFA?
“I love working at BCCFA! I have created very strong friendships with my colleagues and I enjoy working alongside them. The leadership team is supportive and truly cares about my wellbeing as an employee.”
If you could say one thing to families at BCCFA, what would it be?
“I would tell them that I hope they always feel supported and always have someone in their corner cheering them on. I would applaud them for being advocates for their children and the strength and resiliency they show each and every day.”
What’s a fun fact about yourself?
“I completed my last practicum of my ECE in Sweden, I lived there for 6 weeks. I also had a chance to visit Reggio Emilia in Italy and have tours of their amazing preschools. It was an experience I will never forget.”
Favourite movie: The Notebook
Favourite food: Sushi
Hobbies: Biking, hiking, paddle boarding, kickboxing