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We believe that fostering curiosity within a safe and stimulating environment is the key to instilling a love of lifelong learning.

Our Team

We care for your kids like our own.

Katie Centeno (nee Lancaster)

Head Teacher

B.A., B.Ed., OCT #579588

Ms. Katie has a passion for teaching math, science, yoga, and language arts. She is responsible for the curriculum and the majority of the teaching and care for the children at the daycare. She obtained her B.A. in Contemporary Studies from Wilfrid Laurier alongside her B.E.d in Junior/Intermediate education from Nipissing University in 2009. With a love of learning, she continued her educational journey and expanded her teachable subjects to include primary division, special education, Montesorri, and ESL. She holds certification in CPR/First Aid Level C, Safe Food Handling (City of Toronto), and Child/youth yoga and mindfulness.  For a full list of professional teaching and care experience please visit her LinkedIn.

Theodore Centeno

Chef, Teacher, and Accountant

B.A., M.B.A, CPA Candidate.

Mr. Theo runs our French and music lessons at the daycare alongside preparing our plant-based meals. He obtained his B.A in Music from Windsor University in 2014 and his M.B.A  from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2022. He has a passion for cooking and extensive culinary experience having worked in his family's French restaurant and cafe in Toronto for many years. In his free time, he enjoys vegetable gardening, cooking, and playing hockey and basketball.

Ms. Katie has had her private learning pods featured on Toronto Life (2020) and her dedication to student learning showcased at SickKids (2019). 

Ms. Katie has accumulated over 10 years of teaching experience in running private learning experiences focused on individual programming and whole-child-focused care.  

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