Childcare Profiles

Lead Childcare Teachers

Katya Bazgosha-Alaei - Lead Childcare Teacher

Katya graduated from the University of Bremen, Germany with a Masters Degree in Social Pedagogy. She also did a Birth to Three training at the Paritätisches Bildungswerk in Bremen, Germany. During her studies, she was a substitute teacher in a Waldorf inspired childcare and later became the lead teacher of the toddler group in 2007. Katya received her certificate in Foundation Studies from the Rudolpf Steiner Center Toronto. She joined the TWS Childcare in 2016, bringing with her 13 years of experience working with children aged 1-3.

Tara Chen - Lead Childcare Teacher

Tara Chen is an RECE in the Elderberry classroom. She comes with over ten years of international experience in the childcare field and is a registered sleep consultant for children. She is a Waldorf alumni and feels that teaching at her childhood school is a full circle wonderful experience.

Mario Mancuso - Lead Childcare Teacher

Mario Mancuso completed his Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher certification and Foundation studies in Anthroposophy at the Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto.​ He was an Early Childhood Teacher at Waldorf Academy for 3 years before joining the TWS faculty in July of 2017.

Mario is also a Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE) and a graduate of the School of Early Childhood at George Brown College. He held an ECE teacher position at one of the George Brown College Lab Schools. He was also a pioneer in the implementation of full-day kindergarten with the TCDSB where he coordinated a variety of workshops on child development and early learning. Mario is a certified Yoga instructor and enjoys teaching children’s yoga to foster and support self-regulation.

Kimberly Sham - Lead Childcare Teacher

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Childcare Assistants

Yu Kanazawa - Childcare Assistant

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Amy Yuk - Childcare Assistant

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Kyun Min Kwon - Childcare Assistant

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Remi Yeo - Childcare Assistant

Remi holds a Bachelor of Arts in Drama from Korea National University of Arts and a Masters of Expressive Arts Therapy from Seoul Women’s University. She studied Waldorf Early Childhood Education at Seonam Waldorf Foundation in Korea. She is currently taking the Foundations in Anthroposophy course at the Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto. She has more than a decade of work experience working with children as a performer, an art therapist and teacher in a variety of establishments. She is the author of a poetry song book entitled, “Cucumber is Alive.”  She is passionate about sharing her love of nature through artistic work. She also enjoys gardening and composing songs for children.

Lena Luong - Childcare Assistant

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