Stephanie Randles

Our Supervisor, Stephanie Randles R.ECE

I grew up in Ancaster and always knew about Village Treehouse. When my family drove down Wilson Street we would keep an eye out to see what was new on the sign out front.

I went to Sheridan College and graduated from the Early Childhood Education program in May of 2003. Since then I have worked with children 14 months to 12 years of age. Over the years I have met amazing parents, children and professionals in the field. I have learned a lot over my years in this line of work and continue to be a life long learner. I attend many workshops to be up to date on the latest information and trends within the Early Childhood field. I hope to share my knowledge on How Does Learning Happen and play based learning with the staff and families of Village Treehouse.

I trust in children’s curiosity and encourage them to ask questions and learn alongside them. The process is always more important than the product. Every activity does not need to have a beautiful, neat ending. I believe creativity is full of loose ends and the messier the better. I feel that as a Registered Early Childhood Educator I am responsible for providing children with positive learning experiences. I strive to model respect, patience and care for the children and adults I come in contact with. Children are motivated to learn when they have opportunities to make choices in an environment that is enriching and stimulating. Children are curious and have a desire to learn from their environment and those around them. When children are encouraged to interact with their peers and adults in positive ways, they feel safe to explore their surroundings. As a teacher, I seek to guide children from needing assistance to accomplishing a task independently. My experiences working in the Early Childhood field has given me the opportunities to develop skills that allow me to build connections with both the children and their families. My warm welcoming and responsive personality assists in building lasting connections.

I am very interested in providing children with a natural environment in which to learn from. I am currently in the process of becoming a Forest and Nature Practitioner. I am excited to bring my experiences and learning to the Treehouse. It is so important that children get outdoors to experience all types of weather and explore the natural world around them.

I especially love this quote ‘It’s a wonderous thing how the wild calms the child.’

Stephanie Randles
RECE, Program Supervisor