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Meet the Team

Dedicated & Certified


Caylee Williams

ECE, IT, SN Teacher /

Owner Operator Director Taylin Child Care

Hello! Welcome. I'm Ms.Caylee! I am a mother of two children; my daughter Taylor and son Linden . I am married to my husband and best friend Mike in 2011. I also have two dogs named Chico and Pepper my chihuahuas, and a black cat named Bailey. I enjoy being outside and flourish in nature.  Watching my children continue to grow has been a blessing. I have always wanted to be a mom. I am a business women with over 10 years experience in upper management. Taylin Childcare is the second business I have owned and operated. I started Taylin Threads Clothing in 2013. I hand made all the pieces using 7 different sewing machines in my basement. It kept myself busy for many years. I wanted to continue my dreams of starting a childcare but waited until my children were a bit older before I took this on. My passion for child development and quality care has lead me to open my own centre. I am strong believer that all children learn through play. Social and Emotional regulation is a key part in growing. The foundations of play are so important in the early years and it is what sets a child up for their success.

Danica Terlecki

ECE teacher- Preschool Supervisor

Facility Manager Fort Langley

I have been a passionate Early Childhood Educator for over 17 years, spending the majority of those years teaching in Licensed Preschools.

I strive to create meaningful relationships with my students and their families. I believe in offering a play-based curriculum that caters to all areas of a child's development with a strong focus on social and emotional learning. I am continuously upgrading my knowledge of the Early Childhood years and work to evolve as a teacher in order to meet the individual needs of each child.

I am a busy wife and mother to 2 young children. Whenever possible, I like to escape to the peace of my backyard and putter in my gardens.

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Amanda Pihan
Before and After School Supervisor
Fort Langley

Hello families! My name is Amanda and I am thrilled to meet and get to know you all. I believe every child has a rich contribution to the world and those around them. Therefore, through my position I want to help your children to harvest their fullest potential while supporting them on their unique learning journeys. I absolutely love children’s confounding ways of approaching what they see throughout the world around them, especially their curiosity and imagination. Not only am I intrigued with working with children, I am currently working on my B.A. in order to become a high school teacher. My passion is English/literature which I hope to teach in the coming future. To add, in my free time I enjoy a multitude of outdoor activities. The most important being ridding and racing dirt bikes. I fully appreciate the jubilation ridding has brought in to my life and the way it has enhanced my character. Please feel free to stop in and say hi when you see me as I always would love to chat ! 


Samantha Bookless
ECE Teacher - Taylin Administrative Manager

Hi! My name is Samantha Bookless. I have been in the ECE field for over 15 years! I started off as a nanny when I was 17 and then went to school to get my early childhood education certificate. I am passionate about early learning. Children are so curious about the world around them!

I love seeing them interact in their environment and explore materials available to them. Their imaginations are so incredible as they are learning so much about the world! 

My husband and I have been married for 9 years and we have  2 little girls, Quinn who is 3 and Isabella who is 7!  I enjoy exploring with them, going on bike rides, parks and playing games.


Jaineil Lal
ECE Teacher School Age Supervisor

Hi! My name is Jaineil Lal aka Mr. Jai (Jay) and I've been a ECE for the past 7 years. Though the last few years I've spent a majority of my time working with infants and toddlers, prior to that I worked with the preschool and school aged children. From a young age children have always been drawn to me, however I never really considered it as a career until about 10 years ago. I finally took my ECE aunt's advice and decided to give it a shot and haven't looked back since. 
I believe the best way to teach children is by respecting them as individuals and allowing them to observe and explore at their own pace, giving them ample space and opportunity to learn and grow. When I'm not at work you can find me watching football or hockey, playing board/video games, reading and spending time with my family and friends. 

Nava Naghizadeh
ECEA Teacher Preschool Fort Langley
ECEA School Age Teacher Fort Langley

Hello! My name is Nava! Ever since I was little I always knew that I wanted to help take care of others around me. In my own personal life I have had amazing educators who left an amazing impact. This really helped me solidify that I also wanted to be there for others the same way my educators where for me. I believe each and every child should be given the equal opportunity to be able to discover who they truly are and being able to be apart of watching a child grow and find themselves has been one of the most beautiful things I’ve been able to witness. To add, on my days off I like to be surrounded with my friends and family, weather that be outdoors on a hike, biking, going to the gym, being a tourist in my own city, or even hosting an event at my house. I also love trying to step out of my comfort zone and cook new foods in the kitchen! If you see me around don’t be shy to say hi! I love meeting new people and building connections!


Shaylene Reimer
ECE Teacher 3-5 room
South Surrey

Hi Taylin Families! My name is Shay Reimer. I live in White Rock, B.C. I have been working in childcare for about 2 years now and I’ve absolutely loved it. I'm very excited to get started as a new ECE at the Taylin South Surrey Location. I’m very passionate about teaching and working with children, I believe that every child is unique, creative, and rich in potential to learn and explore in their own ways. I am happy and honored to be part of the Taylin team to help provide a safe, warm, and nurturing environment for children to feel cared for and supported through their exploration and play. 

Some things about me: I grew up figure skating and playing volleyball, so I've always had an interest in health, fitness, and nutrition. I love to stay active by going on hikes or doing yoga in my spare time. I also like cooking and experimenting with different recipes. My favorite thing to do after a long day is curl up with a hot cup of tea and a good book or movie. 


Karlee Henderson
ECE Teacher Supervisor Preschool Willoughby
Facility Manager Willoughby

Hi families! My name is Karlee and I am super excited to meet and build connections with all of you!  I have been an ECE for about 5 years now and love it!  In the past I have worked as a lead teacher in preschool aged classrooms and it's truly my favorite place to be. 

I believe that each child is different and unique, and allowing them to have the space to explore and observe is crucial to their development. Each child will grow and learn when they are ready and as their teacher, I am there to support them! I love seeing the children interact in their environment and explore the invitations to play they are given. I consider myself a very creative individual and am super excited to bring that into the classroom!

I have been married to my husband for a little over a year now. In our free time we love to be outdoors, going to the gym, and spending time with friends and family


Ruth Silver
ECE/IT Supervisor Infant Toddler Room
South Surrey

 Hi I'm Ruth AKA "Miss Ruth" and I have been passionetly working with children of all ages for over 10 years. I currently hold my ECE/ IT and am always looking at ways to improve myself as an Educator.  I live in Brookswood with my husband our 2 children, Emmitt and Isabella and our dog Chase.

 I enjoy working with my hands and find it relaxing when I express myself creatively. 

 My passion of working with young children began in my neighbourhood as a child myself. I would look after all the young children and babies and when I got older I began to volunteer at kids camps as a leader. I always knew at a very young age, that I would one day dedicate my career around the care of children. 

 I have always found it incredibly rewarding to work with young children and feel the resposiblity as an Educator to tap into their beautiful genuine curiosity, love, compassion and motivation for the world around them. Children can teach us so much about how we could live a better life, and if we just stepped back for a moment and observed their genuine nature, we would realize that if we looked at the world through the eyes of a child our world would look alot more beautiful.


Lindsey Hannah
ECE Teacher Preschool Fort Langley

Hello! I’ve been working with preschoolers in the Willoughby community since 2008 and have enjoyed meeting and working with so many families in Langley.  I currently live in Abbotsford with my husband and our two girls; Mae who is 6 and Lily who is 3.  We enjoy exploring different parks and lakes around the Fraser Valley and working in our yard. Family is important to us and we spend a lot of time with the grandparents and cousins. 

I am passionate about play and providing unique experiences for children to discover and grow  in.  I love watching the children and families build relationships within the preschool and start friendships that have lasted long past the preschool years.  

I believe in the importance of an inclusive environment for all children and work with families to provide an environment that their children can be successful in. Every child’s uniqueness will be nurtured and considered as we go through our days. I am always grateful at the trust parents put in us to take care of their children. 


 Emily Lukan
Responsible Adult School Age
Teacher Fort Langley


Hello! My name is Emily and I am so excited to get to know all of you! I am starting my journey of becoming a teacher at KPU this year as I have always loved working with kids. I believe that being able to give youth a space to explore who they are while giving them lots of opportunities to learn is the best way to guide them to their fullest potential.

 I love introducing new things into the classroom such as different painting styles, science experiments, crafts and games to play. When I'm not at work you can find me playing softball, baking, out in nature, or just surrounded by my friends and family.


 Kaitlin McKay
Responsible Adult School Age
Teacher Fort Langley


Hi! My name is Kaitlin McKay. I have always enjoyed working with kids and helping them achieve all of their goals. I received my education assistant diploma from Sprott Shaw college in December 2021 and have been working with children in daycare since. I hope to one day go back to school and become a teacher. I believe one of the most important things to teach children is ways to regulate your emotions. This will help them problem solve and create lots of relationships with their peers. Seeing students use techniques that they learn from  us teacher makes me so proud! 

When I’m not at work I am often crafting, doing photography or going on an adventure. I look forward to getting to know you!


 Lynsi Hunter
Early Childhood Educator
Supervisor Salmon River

Hi! My name is Lynsi. 

I have always known I wanted to work with children from the time I was young!

I started out doing before and after school age care and then decided I wanted to expand my education to work with the younger children.

I find working with children is very rewarding. I love building connections with children and families. Seeing the smiles on children’s faces during the day is one of the many perks of the job. 

I enjoy being super creative in the classroom, from open ended art activities to food arts etc. I strive to create a beautiful, safe, and nurturing classroom. I want to give the children the security and opportunity to discover themselves and the world around them. 


I have 4 fur babies which are cats, could say I’m a crazy cat lady. I enjoy online shopping, watching movies and learning new things. 

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 Heather Knight
ECE/IT Infant Toddler Room 
South Surrey


Hi families! I am mrs. Heather and I cannot wait to meet you!

I have always enjoyed working with children as long as I can remember from when I volunteered in the infant nursery at the church I grew up in, to having babysitting jobs when I was a teenager, to being a mom of two and a grandmother of one, to a nanny position to finally receiving my early childhood infant and toddler certification from Stenberg College in 2021 and I have been working with children in daycare since.

I strive to develop strong and meaningful relationships with the children and the families. I believe fostering the parent-teacher relationship will help build and support the child’s social, emotional, and cognitive developments.

Children show compassion and empathy. I love watching a child recognize that a friend is sad, go up to that friend and try to rub their back or hand them a toy to help make them feel better. 

The most rewarding to me about this job is when a child’s whole face lights up when they have accomplished something, because you know in that moment their self -esteem and self -confidence was just boosted.

I am married for 18 years and together we have six adult children and six grandchildren. We have two dogs named Bruiser and Aero; we also have a bearded dragon named Buster. 

On my free time, I love reading, crafts, playing on my Nintendo Switch with my granddaughter, and being around family and friends.

I am very grateful to the families to trust us to take good care and keep their children safe.

I welcome you to come and talk with me if you have any questions, concerns, or comments.


 Miranda Bruce
ECE/IT 3-5 Room
School Age Supervisor
South Surrey


My name is Miranda, I have the most supportive spouse, two young children and a nine year old Border Collie.  My son is half Fijian and my daughter is half Inuit.

I have been working and continuously learning in the Early Childhood profession for 11 years. 

I have worked in many licensed facilities as well as an in home caregiver for a family of four with two boys. I spent 3 years with this family and sadly but excitedly moved on as I was expecting my second child. 

The Reggio Emilia Approach is a student centered curriculum that I believe children thrive in, and feel it’s such a great way to engage with my students. After having a son of my own that had many struggles in his early years, I passionately strive to give children the tools they need to gain self confidence to be the best version of themselves; setting your children up for success is always my goal. 

When I am home with my children we are often out walking, finding spontaneous adventures, going for drives day dreaming of life after the kids grow up or eating delicious food. 

I am so excited to learn all about your children and watch each individual child flourish.

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