Meet the Team

Dedicated & Certified

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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, Manager Fort Langley

Curriculum coordinator Taylin Child Care

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 Willoughby

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 ! 

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Samantha Bookless
ECE Teacher Daycare Program Manager-  Salmon River 

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.

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Jaineil Lal
ECE Teacher School Age Supervisor Fort Langley


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!

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Elise Muller
Responsible Adult School Age Teacher
Fort Langley

Hi, I’m Elise! You can also call me Elly. I’ve been working with kids for about 6 years, but I’m new to working in childcare, and I’m very excited for this new chapter. I’m currently in school at Stenberg College, studying Gerontology to be a Therapeutic Recreational Assistant. I’m also a Climbing Coach for youth classes at The Rock Wall Climbing Gym. In my spare time I love to play soccer, bake something new, long board, and workout. I also lead a beginner run group for Sole Experience Running Co. 

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Karlee Henderson
ECE Teacher Supervisor Preschool Willoughby
ECE Teacher School Age 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

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Preet Kamal
ECE Daycare Teacher Salmon River

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Hi! My name is Preet Kamal. I’m a wife and busy mother of two boys; Karan who is almost 12 and Barkat who is 5. 
I am an outdoor person and I love taking pictures of nature. Other than that I enjoy travelling , cooking for others, listening to music and going for long walks with my family.
I have done my Masters degree in Psychology and Bachelor’s in Education from India. In India I used to work as a Counsellor for HIV/AIDS, Community Mobiliser, Project Manager and Research Associate for different health related projects in rural areas. 
I moved to Canada (Calgary) with my family in 2012 and lived there for 9 years. We moved to BC in November 2021 as my siblings live here. 
I worked with Brightpath for 5 years. I have also worked as a Respite Specialist with Special Needs Children for almost 4 years in Calgary. I love working with children and enjoy watching them play and interact with each other. It’s exciting to see children’s development and learning firsthands as they grow and flourish under your care.

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. 

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 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.

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 Kaitlin McKay
Responsible Adult School Age
Teacher Fort Langley