More Teachers and Smaller Group Sizes
A better teacher/child ratio ensures greater care for your child. At times we have twice the amount of required staff according to provincial standards. Earthlings currently has four qualified educators and our license is for a maximum of 15 children. We always have at least one more educator on the premisses than the average provincial requirement. All staff have Early Childhood Education experience, an ECE Diploma or Degree, First Aid Training and some food service training. We also love to involve our community by inviting special guests to share their skills and stories with the children.
|25% of Staff||100% of Staff|
|After School Teacher/Child Ratio:|
|1 Teacher to 20 Kids||2 Teachers to 15 Kids
(15 Kids Maximum ~ Typically 12-14)
|Preschool Teacher/Child Ratio:|
|2 Year Olds: 1 to 5||3 to 12|
|3 Year Olds: 1 to 7||3 to 15 (Maximum)|
|4 Year Olds: 1 to 10||3 to 15 (Maximum)|
I’m Roxy Norris, director and creator of Earthlings Childcare. It has been my dream come true opening this unique preschool and after school program! I have a diploma in ECE and nearly 20 years of experience in Early Childhood Education. Helping to make a young child’s first school experience a positive one is something I live for. Also, keeping school age kids engaged, active, and creative while helping to instil healthy life and social skills is a role I’m honoured to fill. Remembering that these young minds have plenty to teach us ‘grown-ups’ as well! From the first day I volunteered at a daycare centre, long ago, I knew this would be my career for life. I truly believe this is the best job ever and I’m beyond grateful for every moment spent with these amazing children.
Hi, I'm Haley and I'm a teacher in the morning preschool classes here at Earthlings. Several years ago my daughter was an Earthlings preschool student. I loved the atmosphere and environment so much that I applied for a job when she went off to kindergarten. I have a passion for play based learning and all of the creative, imaginative opportunities this approach allows. There is nothing more rewarding than expanding on children's budding ideas. It makes every preschool class unique and exciting. Along with six years of hands on teaching experience, I hold a diploma in Early Childhood Education.
Haley is bilingual. She has a strength at implementing the emergent curriculum in creative ways to further explore into children’s interests in the moment.
Hi, my name is Chrystal Leal. I am an energetic mother of two amazing boys. My youngest son attended Earthlings Childcare as a preschooler. I still remember the feeling I had when I walked into Earthlings; I felt at home, and knew that it was where my son would want to be. I have always dreamed of making a difference in the lives of children. I have been working as an educator at Earthlings since Spring of 2016 and feel so blessed to be here. Every day is filled with love and laughter. I am also expanding my Early Childhood Education online with NBCC. I feel that the more we learn the more we grow!
Chrystal’s positive, ambitious presence has been a wonderful addition to our staff team. She’s always one step ahead of keeping things organized while simultaneously making time for fun and being a great listener to children and their families.
My name is Charity, I am a 13 year experienced ECE/EA and I also am a Family Support Worker for children in foster care and people with disabilities. I am the mother of a bright and energetic 2 year old who is the light of my life. I have always known that my true calling was working with children and am so grateful to have been an Earthling for a year and a half now. Learning through play is one of the most valuable forms of learning and I pride myself in my ability to facilitate it for my little friends.
Charity enjoys the great outdoors and getting creative with the children. Her natural ability to communicate in a warm and friendly way with our families and fellow staff adds extra positivity to the Earthlings environment. She excels at making playtime fun and educational.
Education & Safety
Providing a positive, nurturing and safe learning environment is our greatest concern. All Educators at Earthlings have up-to-date First Aid and CPR Training. We are a licensed facility so EECD and Public Health coordinators as well as the Fire Marshall come in for regular spot checks to ensure we are in compliance with all NB daycare standards.
What Our Families Say
"Our son started going to Earthlings four ago and we couldn’t be happier with the whole body nourishment he receives on a daily basis. From the incredibly healthy food to humanitarian lessons to unreserved playtime at an array of community parks, we feel like Roxy and her teaching team go above and beyond the norm."
Amber & Murray
"Putting our kids in Earthlings Childcare is one of the best decisions we made for our Children. From our first visit, our children felt so welcomed and comfortable. They are happy about going to their preschool and every time we drop them off they are excited. They even want to stay a little bit longer when we go to pick them up.
They have so much fun at the school and they learn in so many different ways through plays, crafts and circle time; they become more verbal, social and educated each day. The staff are great, supportive and they truly care about and love children and they are creating an environment that nurtures learning. Our children didn’t know English when they started here and now they are saying words and understanding in just couple of months. We also love the pictures they take of the kids activities. We are indebted to the dedicated, kindness, and passionate staff at the Earthlings Childcare."
"The staff at Earthlings are so nice, they have gone out of their way to make it possible to have my daughter attend their daycare. Having her in a French school posed some challenges but they worked with me to overcome those challenges so that my daughter can attend this awesome daycare."
"Earthlings is a great place for my daughter because of the consistent outside playtime she receives at local playgrounds and treks through the woods and parks. We appreciate the healthy, local, and organic menu that is offered; and that green living practices are taught and lived out just like at home. We feel confident leaving her in the care of the fun and caring Earthlings staff."
"Since my daughter started at Earthlings I have noticed a big improvement in her self- confidence. She is also learning about friendship, boundaries, and problem-solving. She has even been coming home speaking French words! The ladies working at Earthlings are very understanding, caring, friendly & fun! We live across town but we lovingly make the trip to Earthlings because we know she is receiving the best care!"
"Earthlings Childcare was exactly what I was seeking in childcare for our daughter. Roxy and her girls were amazing! Never once did I ever worry about our daughter, with the amount of outdoor play and the healthy food served & environmental educational activities it really stood for what is important to us as a family and I'm so grateful for such a unique find in a childcare provider."
"Earthlings staff are amazing and their preschool feels like home. My daughter loves going, she always has fun. It's a clean, friendly, upbeat place and I am so glad I joined my daughter."
"Earthlings is a great fit for our family. It has everything you would want for your children – it’s extremely reliable, safe, educational, and offers healthy/homemade/organic food choices. The children at Earthlings are very active and engaged. They get to be creative, explore nature, and learn about the world around them. Everyday the kids discuss and vote on the kind of activities they want to do and they are given the opportunity to make choices and work out their differences with their friends. All of this happens under the watchful eye and guidance of dedicated, compassionate professionals who treat the kids with kindness and respect while firmly setting the rules and addressing any challenges that may arise. I feel extremely lucky that we found Earthlings and I know my kids do too."
Denise, Mom of Adam and Ryan