Everyday Superheroes

Chief Kids Officer

Areti Gagaoudakis
Co-founder, Chief Kids Officer and co-CEO

I have adored kids from a young age. My most rewarding and happiest period began when I gave birth to my daughter, Michaela.

There is nothing more important and no better legacy one can leave behind than raising happy, healthy children and providing them with the best possible foundation for a good life.

Entrust us with your kids, and we will love and care for them as if they are our own.

All we have is love and we cannot wait to share it with you!

Our team of experienced Superheroes give their everything for kids

Each of our centres is composed of a team with decades of experience.

Areti Gagaoudakis

Founder + Chief Kids Officer

As the co-founder of Kids Childcare + Preschool, Areti dedicates her time and experiences at service of those she cares for and loves the most, kids!

Areti has developed the Curriculum of Kids Childcare + Preschool based on these 5 Pillars:

  1. Learn Through Play
  2. Nutrition Education
  3. Life Skills
  4. Reggio Emilia
  5. S.T.E.A.M

Areti was born and raised in Montreal with an educational background in Health Sciences and Business Administration. She is fluently trilingual in English, French and Greek. As an active mother of a young daughter she understands today’s pressures, challenges and endless joys of raising kids. Her career has spanned from banking, the shipping industry and education. While raising her daughter Michaela. Areti worked as an English language educator in Greece.

Areti came back home to Canada with her daughter because she wanted her to be raised in the best country in the world and offer to her all that Canada has to offer; education, a better life and limitless opportunities.

She co-founded Kids Childcare + Preschool with the ambition to redefine childcare in Canada by creating a new high standard.

She always says “All we have is love and we cannot wait to share it with you!”

Fun Facts About Superhero Areti

Favourite Superhero: Iron Man
Favourite Food: Greek Honey & Bee Pollen
Favourite Learning Activity: Cooking & Teaching Kids about healthy & clean eating
Favourite Color: Black & White
Favorite Sport: Full Marathon
Favourite Holiday: Christmas
Hobbies: Running, Travel, Movies
Favourite Animal: Her 2 Maltese Dogs
Favourite Season: Fall
Dream Job: Child Nutritionist

Advisory Board

Susan Connell - Retired Early Childhood Educator

After graduating from the Norland Nursery Training College in England, Susan embarked on her Early Childhood Education journey. She emigrated to Canada where she received her ECE equivalency and began her long and very rewarding career in the field.

Her first position was in a brand new centre in Oakville Ontario and, with no training or experience, she found herself in the Supervisor’s chair! She held this position for two years.
However, Susan missed being in the classroom so she returned to the children and for a few years she worked extensively with all the age groups.

An opportunity arose and once again she found herself back in the office in the role of Supervisor! It was obvious that this was where her heart lay. She has a deep set passion for quality child care, and she realized that being in the Supervisor’s role allowed her to make sure that standards were being met and indeed, being surpassed.

After a career that lasted almost 50 years, Susan has now retired.

Even in retirement, quality child care is still her passion and she continues to promote it whenever she has the opportunity!

Fun facts about Superhero Susan

Loves children
Married to George
Mother to Ben and Adam
Fiercely loyal
Loves summertime
Loves the ocean
Enjoys retirement

Ms Lorellie Munson - Elementary School Principal

Having over 20 years experience, Ms. Munson has been an Educator with many diverse roles. From being a teacher from grades 1-8 to a Literacy & Assessment Curriculum Consultant to a Vice-Principal to now a Principal of an elementary school, Ms. Munson is honoured to be a part of the Advisory Board at Kids Childcare + Preschool.

Her experiences include and is not exclusive to leading learning groups across the province, developing creating workshops, membership of various steering committees, co-writing teacher professional resource, advising on children’s resources, developing large-scale conferences, presenting to a range of province-wide and international audiences, and online development of resources.

Constantly learning and relearning new innovative, research-based teaching and assessing strategies for the young mind for literacy, math, and self-regulation acquisition is one of Ms. Munson’s passion.

After all, it is her Superhero mission to ensure all children reach their potential for growth.

Fun Facts About Superhero Ms. Munson

Favorite Superhero: Emma Frost
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Learning Activity: Collaborative Knowledge Building activities
Favorite Color: every shade of Purple
Favorite Sport: Basketball and Taekwondo
Favorite Holiday: Halloween & my children’s Birthdays
Hobbies: reading youth graphic novels, collecting picture books, watching anime with my sons, hiking, volunteering at food banks & homeless shelters
Movies: any movies based on real life
Favorite Animal: Panda Bears and Polar Bears
Favorite Season: Fall
Dream Job: Open her own school focused on self-regulation and positive mental health growth

Mr. Anthony (Tony) Kelly - CCPI

Mr. Kelly has more 30 years of experience of owning and operating his own playground company.

Over the decades, he has designed and installed playgrounds for schools, condominiums, day cares and public parks.

While he semi-retired, he continues to be a member of the Canadian Association of Playground Practitioners.

Fun Facts About Tony Kelly

Favorite food: Finger Foods
Hobbies: Gardening, Flying, Woodworking, Hiking
Favorite time of day: Early Morning
Favorite animal: His dog Rose
Personal life: Married with 6 children and 7 grandchildren
Favorite movie: The Crying Game

Superhero Educators

Amanda – Superhero Educator

My name is Amanda, and I am an Early Childhood Assistant here at Kids Childcare + Preschool. I have been working in the field for over 7 years. My greatest joy comes from seeing children grow and develop into excited learners. I like to encourage children to become the best they can be by finding a love for learning in whatever interests them.

Fun Facts About Amanda:

Favourite Superhero: Batman

Favourite Food: Pasta

Favourite Colour: Red

Favourite Sport: Soccer

Favourite Holiday: Christmas

Hobbies: Cooking, shopping, bowling

Favourite Animal: Cat

Favourite Season: Fall

Dream Job: Owning a safe haven for animals

Arashpeet – Superhero Educator

My name is Arashpreet Kaur, and I was born and raised in Punjab, India. I always wanted to work with children, so I chose to pursue my education in the field of Early Childhood Education. I completed an ECE program in Montreal and began working at KIDS. I love travelling, listening to music, trekking, and watching movies. I enjoy working with children and hope to continue to make a difference in their lives. It provides me with the opportunity to explore the world through their eyes and play a key role in shaping their little minds. 

Fun Facts About Arashpreet:  

Favourite Superhero: Spiderman 

Favourite Food: Traditional Indian Food 

Favourite Colour: Black 

Favourite Sport: Badminton 

Favourite Holiday: Christmas 

Hobbies: Watching movies, listening to music and travelling 

Favourite Animal: Dogs 

Favourite Season: Fall  

Dream Job: Teacher 

Demetra – Superhero Educator

Kids Childcare + Preschool

Hi! My name is Demetra, and I am a Registered Early Childhood Educator. I really enjoy working with children, and especially watching them grow and learn more and more each day. I also enjoy creating new and exciting learning opportunities for children, as they discover the environment around them. Children love to learn, and I have fun participating in the learning process with them.  

Fun Facts About: 

Favourite Superhero: Wonder Woman 

Favourite Food: Pasta 

Favourite Colour: Red 

Favourite Sport: Softball 

Favourite Holiday: Christmas 

Hobbies: Listening to music 

Favourite Animal: Dogs and Cats 

Favourite Season: Summer 

Dream Job: Continue working as an ECE, and hopefully continue working at KIDS 

Jasleen – Superhero Educator

My name is Jasleen Kaur. The meaning of my name is translated as “singing God’s praises”. I was born and raised in a small village in India. My family is Sikh. I am trilingual in Punjabi (my mother tongue), Hindi, and English. I graduated from Seneca College with a diploma in the Early Childhood Education program. I am an extrovert, and I like to meet people I love to experience their lives, cultures, and traditions. As a person, I believe life is an art, and I am the artist of my life. I try to keep it full of colours and as cheerful as possible, no matter what life throws at me. I am very excited to be a part of the team at KIDS. 

 Fun Facts About Jasleen: 

 Favourite Superhero: Spiderman 

Favourite Food: Brownies 

Favourite Colour: Black 

Favourite Sport: Badminton 

Favourite Holiday: New Year’s Day 

Hobbies: Painting, travelling 

Favourite Animal: Panda 

Favourite Season: Fall 

Dream Job: Educator 

Linda– Superhero Educator

Hello, my name is Linda Trinh. I am an ECA at KIDS Childcare + Preschool. I love helping kids grow and explore their passions and interests. I volunteer often at local schools, libraries, and community centres. I specialize in welcoming newcomers to Canada, and help children integrate into their new schools and learning environments.  

Fun Facts About Linda Trinh: 

Favourite Superhero: Spiderman 

Favourite Food: Spring Rolls 

Favourite Colour: Red 

Favourite Sport: Volleyball 

Favourite Holiday: Lunar New Year 

Hobbies: Cooking and Reading 

Favourite Animal: Red Pandas 

Favourite Season: Autumn 

Dream Job: Optometrist 

Makida – Superhero Educator

My name is Makida, and I work as an Early Childhood Assistant at KIDS Childcare + Preschool. Working at KIDS has been such a great experience. My team and Principal are very supportive. I enjoy working with children as they always brighten up my day. I love watching them grow and develop. My goal is to ensure that they are learning to their full potential! 

Fun Facts About Makida: 

Favourite Superhero: My Mother 

Favourite Food: Pasta 

Favourite Colour: Pink 

Favourite Sport: Soccer 

Favourite Holiday: Christmas 

Hobbies: Cooking, painting 

Favourite Animal: Dog 

Favourite Season: Fall 

Dream Job: Eye Lash Artist 

Principal Michael

With a degree in Early Childhood Education, I have more than 20 years of experience working in the field. I have worked with children from the toddler, preschool, and kindergarten age groups.  

I believe that the mandate of Kids Childcare + Preschool is in line with my own philosophy…children are amazing, curious learners, and are deserving of the best care and education environment possible. 

In my spare time, I enjoy listening to music and going to concerts, watching movies and sports, and spending quality time with family and friends. In addition, I am a fan of the Toronto Raptors and Toronto Blue Jays. 

Every child is capable of greatness, and this is achieved through support and encouragement on a daily basis. The environment at KIDS creates opportunities for children to grow and develop to their full potential. 

Fun Facts About Superhero Michael 

Favourite Superhero: Superman 

Favourite Food: Nachos  

Favourite Colour: Red 

Favourite Sport: Basketball 

Favourite Holiday: Christmas 

Hobbies: Listening to music, going to movies and sporting events 

Favourite Animal: Hamsters 

Favourite Season: Summer 

Dream Job: Basketball Player 

Melissa – Superhero Educator

I was born and raised in Germany where I studied and received my Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education.I worked in Germany as a Educator for 5 years before I immigrated to Canada. I am fluent in English, German and Turkish and speak a little Armenian. After moving to Canada, i continued teaching in a French Montessori school for 8 years.
I took a break from teaching and decided to travel the world and visit family and friends. As time passed I realized something was missing in my life and how the children had impacted my life so much. That’s when I decided that it was time to come back to the only place what makes me Happy.
I call it KIDS – My Happy Place

 Fun Facts About Melissa: 

Favourite Superhero: She-Ra ( Masters of Universe) 

Favourite Food: Mediterranean Food 

Favourite Colour: Any Shades of Blue  

Favourite Sport: Basketball, Soccer 

Favourite Holiday: Easter and Christmas  

Hobbies: Traveling, Collecting children’s book and Fridge magnets 

Favourite Animal: My dog Rio 

Favourite Season: Fall 

Dream Job: Early childhood Educator  

Nikhil - Superhero Educator

My name is Nikhil Arora. I chose this profession because I enjoy working with kids. It also enables me to use my own imagination and think creatively. The other main reason that I enjoy working with kids is that I get an opportunity to shape our future generations and help them learn to become good human beings. I will continue to work in this profession and will give my best to educate the citizens of the future. 

Fun Facts About Nikhil: 

Favourite Superhero: Iron Man   

Favourite Food: North Indian 

Favourite Colour: Black 

Favourite Sport: Cricket  

Favourite Holiday: New year 

Hobbies: Playing Chess 

Favourite Animal: Tiger 

Favourite Season: Summer  

Dream Job: Open my own school. 

Nooshin – Superhero Educator

Hello everyone! My name is Nooshin. I am an ECA teacher here at KIDS Childcare + Preschool. I have worked with children for many years now from infants to toddlers to preschoolers. I chose to become a teacher because I believe that children are our future, and we must invest in their futures as much as possible. I always try to create a fun and welcoming space for all my students so that they enjoy coming to school every morning! Watching our wonderful students grow and flourish is what drives me to be the best teacher I can possibly be.  

Fun Facts About Nooshin: 

Favourite Superhero: My father 

Favourite Food: Persian Food 

Favourite Colour: Yellow 

Favourite Sport: Swimming 

Favourite Holiday: Nowruz (Persian New Year) 

Hobbies: Watching movies, drawing and baking 

Favourite Animal: Dog 

Favourite Season: Summer 

Dream Job: Open my own school 

“Chef Paul” – Superhero Chef

My name is Paul. I’ve been in the food service industry for almost 20 years, worked in several restaurants around Toronto and the GTA from fine dining to more rustic/casual mom and pop restaurants, banquet halls, hotels, and golf courses as well as ran my own private Chef business. I’m a real kid at heart with a friendly and playful demeanor which makes working with kids all that much more fun and enjoyable! Nothing warms my heart more than seeing the smiles on the children’s faces everyday and watching them enjoy all the delicious and nutritious food we serve here at Kids❣️ 


Fun Facts About Chef Paul: 

Favourite Superhero: Spiderman 

Favourite Food: My moms lasagna  

Favourite Colour: Red 

Favourite Sport: Baseball, Hockey, Basketball, Soccer 

Favourite Holiday: Thanksgiving 

Hobbies: Playing guitar, Rock climbing, Board games, Painting, Hiking, Camping, star gazing anything out in nature!  

Favourite Animal: Chameleons or Elephants 

Favourite Season: Summer/early Fall 

Dream Job: Working at Kids has become my dream job! When I was little I always wanted to be an astronaut and still have a fascination with outer space  


Samantha – Superhero Educator

My name is Samantha. I enjoy working in the Preschool classroom because it is so rewarding to know I am making a difference in mentoring young children. I get to see them grow and develop each day.

I studied Early Childhood Education at Humber College and I have wanted to work with children for as long as I can remember.

I have a true passion for working with our youngest learners! Helping each child progress in all areas of their development including academic, social, language, fine and gross motor skills is a challenge that I am honoured to accept daily. I strive to create a safe community of learners that nurtures this growth in a positive and fun environment. 

In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with my friends, shopping, reading, listening to music and watching new TV shows.  


Fun Facts About Samantha: 

Favourite Superhero: Superwoman 

Favourite Food: Pizza 

Favourite Colour: Purple 

Favourite Sport: Swimming 

Favourite Holiday: Christmas 

Hobbies: Reading, shopping and travelling 

Favourite Animal: Dog 

Favourite Season: Spring 

Dream Job: Teacher/Educator 

Sara – Superhero Educator

I am an Italian Canadian, born and raised in Toronto. My passion has always been working with younger children. I have always been surrounded by young children, such as my cousins and neighbours. Those memories are what encouraged me to choose this career path. I hope to educate young children and ensure that they are ready for school. My goal is to create a happy, safe and positive environment to encourage learning and fun. 

Fun Facts About Sara: 

Favourite Superhero: Superwoman 

Favourite Food: Pasta 

Favourite Colour: Pink 

Favourite Sport: Volleyball 

Favourite Holiday: Christmas 

Hobbies: Going on walks, hanging out with friends  

Favourite Animal: Dog 

Favourite Season: Summer 

Dream Job: Daycare Teacher 

Shannon – Superhero Educator

I love working at KIDS because it aligns with my core values and beliefs. The school is full of love and light. I have been teaching yoga to children and adults for 10 years and working in the childcare sector for 15 years. I have a son named Jack and 4 dogs. We love to explore the world around us and learn new things. Peace and Love! 

Fun Facts About Shannon: 

Favourite Superhero: She-Ra 

Favourite Food: Tacos 

Favourite Colour: Blue 

Favourite Sport: Triathalon 

Favourite Holiday: Hallowe’en 

Hobbies: Hiking, playing music, travel, yoga 

Favourite Animal: Dog 

Favourite Season: Summer 

Dream Job: Planning yoga retreats around the world 

Stephanie – Superhero Educator

My name is Stephanie. I enjoy working with children, and seeing them grow and learn more and more each day. Children have so much potential, and the environment that we provide here at KIDS is warm and welcoming.  

Fun Facts About Stephanie: 

Favourite Superhero: Wonder Woman 

Favourite Food: Pasta 

Favourite Colour: Red 

Favourite Sport: Soccer 

Favourite Holiday: Christmas 

Hobbies: Travel, ride bikes and go swimming  

Favourite Animal: Dog  

Favourite Season: Summer  

Dream Job: Working at KIDS in a lead role  

Vanessa – Superhero Educator

Kids Childcare + Preschool

Vanessa is a 31-year-old RECE and freelance sports writer. Vanessa is also a self-published author and is currently working on her 4th book. She has been working with children since 2018, which inspired her to write two children’s books. Working with children has also inspired Vanessa to become more creative with designing arts and crafts. 

Fun Facts About : 

Favourite Superhero: Wonder Woman 

Favourite Food: Burger 

Favourite Colour: Blue 

Favourite Sport: Baseball 

Favourite Holiday: Christmas 

Hobbies: Playing guitar, arts and crafts 

Favourite Animal: Dog 

Favourite Season: Summer 

Dream Job: Sports Journalist 

Victoria – Superhero Educator

Kids Childcare + Preschool

Hi, my name is Victoria. I am a Registered Early Childhood Educator and have been working in the field for more than 8 years. I enjoy working in this field as I am able to learn from and educate children, and I have a passion for teaching children new things. In addition to my career as a RECE, I also enjoy playing basketball and spending time with my family. 

Fun Facts About: 

Favourite Superhero: Iron Man 

Favourite Food: Pizza 

Favourite Colour: Pink 

Favourite Sport: Basketball 

Favourite Holiday: Christmas 

Hobbies: Baking 

Favourite Animal: Dog 

Favourite Season: Summer 

Dream Job: Opening my own childcare program 

Become an Everyday Superhero

Our centers are a fun, stimulating and rewarding place to work.

At Kids Inc., we’ll encourage you to show off your best ‘you’ through creativity, imagination, laughter, expression, and collaboration!

We work together to make every day a great one.

Why Join Kids?

We appreciate, respect, value and take care of our Everyday Superheroes

A second home environment for our team

Strategic Expansion Strategy

Opportunities for Advancement

Above industry average pay structure

Comprehensive Health and Savings Benefits


Profit Sharing Options

Professional Development

What Our Everyday Superheroes Expect From Us

Family Environment

What We Expect Of You!

A love of working with children

  • Strong leadership skills and ability to foster teamwork and collaboration
  • Strong imagination and problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Creative – always looking for ways to improve and enhance communication and operations

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