Victory Kids Club
Victory Kids Club children have a sense of belonging while part of our program. Which is one of the Four Foundations from the document "How Does Learning Happen?". You can find this document link on our 'Links' page. 
"I love Kids Club" 
"How long until Kids Club"
Asked to specific teachers, "will you be here on the PD Day"?
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Victory Kids Club

Staff:

 

Supervisor/RECE

Allison Silva
 My name is Allison and I am currently the Supervisor at Victory Kids Club. I  have been a part of the VKC family since 2006. I completed my E.C.E diploma at Conestoga College and went back in 2006 to become a Resource Consultant. I currently live in Breslau with my husband George and our sons Sam and Marcus.
 
 
Interim Assistant Supervisor/Cool Cat Teacher/Qualified Teacher
Jane Gellner
Hello, I'm Jane! I am one of the Funky Monkey teachers.  I have my Bachelor of Education from
Nipissing University and I have my Honours Bachelor of Arts in History from Wilfrid Laurier University.  I have been at Victory Kids Club since September of 2013 and built meaningful
relationships with most of the children who attend.  In my spare time I like watching 
movies, going for walks, spending time with friends and family, including my three nieces and my nephew.  I also enjoy the outdoors and soaking up all the sun.
 
Groovy Gecko Teacher
Olivia Simpson
My name is Olivia and I am currently a child care assistant at Victory Kids Club.  I worked previously as a nanny and I graduated from the University of Guelph as a Studio Arts major.  My passion for the arts encourages a creative environment for children.  In my spare time I enjoy making art, reading, biking, camping and making heritage teddy bears.
 
Cool Cat Teacher/ RECE
Melissa Dubreuil
*Currently on Maternity Leave*

Hello, my name is Melissa and I am an RECE working with the Cool Cat group.  I graduated from George Brown College in 2006.  I became interested in becoming a teacher when I was 10 years old.  My passion grew stronger as I started working with children just before high school.  I have many hobbies, including scrapbooking, reading and a bit of traveling. I have been working at VKC since October 2014 and I am enjoying it very much.  I am looking forward to a fantastic year!
 
Groovy Gecko Teacher/ Qualified Teacher
Jennifer Mills

Hello, my name is Jenn. I am one of the teachers in the Groovy Geckos group. I received my Bachelor of Education in 2011 from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Arts in Developmental Psychology in 2007 at the University of Windsor. I have been in the child care field for 5 years and have experience working with all age groups from infants to school age. I currently work at a different Child Care Centre in the mornings with infants and, I am delighted to now work with Kindergarten aged children at Victory Kids Club in the afternoon. In my spare time I enjoy going for nature walks, watching movies, making crafts, spending time with friends and family and baking. I have lived in Guelph for the past 5 years and I am really looking forward to getting to know all of the children and families at VKC!
 
Groovy Geckos Teacher/RECE
Amanda Robinson
 
Hello! I'm Amanda, a Registered Early Childhood Educator. I'm one of the Groovy Gecko teachers. I graduated from Early Childhood Education in 2007 and have worked in the field since. I have a lot of experience working with children of all ages. I love supporting children's natural curiosity of the world. In my spare time I enjoy reading, spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, and walking on trails. 
 
Funky Monkey Teacher/RECE/EA
Emily Butt 
 
My name is Emily and I'm a Funky Monkey teacher. I graduated with my Early Childhood of Education diploma from Seneca College in June 2014 and an Educational Assistant from Sheridan College in June 2016. Through my education I have many experiences working with children from ages 0 to 12 years. An interesting fact about me is that I have a twin sister and we love to spend time with each other. Some of my hobbies include: dance, singing, music events, art, and spending time with friends and family. My family and friends are very important to me, so I value every chance I get to spend with them. I love experiencing new things and I'm excited to be a part of the Funky Monkey group! 
 
Funky Monkey Teacher/acquiring a B. of Ed. soon
Chrissy Miller

Hi! My name is Chrissy and I'm excited to join Victory Kids Club as a Funky Monkey teacher! Originally from Guelph, I attended Victory Public School from Kindergarten until grade 6, and graduated from John F. Ross in 2011. In 2017, I graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto with majors in history and french language learning. I intend to pursue a Bachelor of Education in the next few years. In my spare time I like to craft, which is cross stitching; and spend time with my friends, family, and my dog, Bismarck! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Victory Kids Club
Board of Directors:
  
Chair
Jason Bruder
My name is Jason Bruder and I am the Chair of the Board of Directors at Victory Kids Club. My daughter has been attending VKC since JK and is now in the Funky Monkey group. She enjoys the fun, educational programming and I appreciate the security of a safe, caring environment for before and after school.
I work as a Human Resource Consultant. I also volunteer as a Campaign Cabinet Member (Public Sector Co-Chair) for the United Way Guelph-Wellington-Dufferin. In my spare time I enjoy playing badminton, and attending live sports and theatre.
 
Vice Chair
Holly Kish

Hello. My name is Holly and I joined the Victory Kids Club Board in the Fall of 2015. I work
in Food Safety and Environmental Policy at the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural
 Affairs. My husband Joey, and I have been part of the VKC community since 2013. Our two children, Ayden and Allison, both attend VKC.  We have been very impressed
 with the quality of care and service provided. Like many of you, we value the relationship
 we have with the VKC teachers; they are often our only window into our children’s lives at
 Victory. I have previous Board experience having served on the Board of the Campus Child
 Care Cooperative of Guelph and I am excited to learn more about and contribute to the VKC Board.
 
Treasurer
Allen Hamilton
My name is Allen Hamilton and I am the Treasurer of the Board at Victory Kids Club. My daughters have been attending VKC for several years now.  I work at Family and Children’s Services of the Waterloo Region and I also volunteer as a Beaver Scout Leader. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, distance running, and reading.
 
Secretary
April Vincent

I have lived in Guelph for almost 5 years now. Coming from an architectural background, I instantly fell in love with Victory Kids Club and I am proud to have my son attend such a great school. Not only for the architectural significance but, for the amazing community it serves.  The 2014/2015 school year has been my first year sitting on the Victory Kids Club Board and I must say I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of such a great team and program.  I have a son in the program who has attended since he was in JK. I echo the other board members and my son when I say, I could not be happier with the program. 

Member
Joel Lee
My name is Joel Lee and 2015 is my first year on the board. I have a daughter and a son that
are enrolled in VKC. We have lived in Guelph for 10 years but members of my extended
family attended Victory PS back in the 60's! I am a Professional Engineer and work in UV
water treatment in Guelph. In my spare time, I enjoy riding and racing my bicycle as well as
camping, geocaching, and woodworking. We have lived in the Exhibition park area for 3
years and are very happy to be part of such a great community.
 
 
Member
Carolyn Oldreive

 
Hello, my name is Carolyn Oldreive. I am originally from London, Ontario. I studied at the University of Guelph - HAFA. I am employed as a caseworker for the Ministry of Community & Social Services Ontario Disability Support Program, independent stylist for Stella & Dot, and a certified makeup artist. I am married with two children, a 7 year old and a 5 year old. I have been a board member for VKC since 2015.
 
                         Member
                       Sarah Alderman
                        
My name is Sarah Alderman and I joined the VKC board in 2016. My husband and I have lived in Guelph for many years, and moved to the Exhibition Park neighbourhood to raise our family in this vibrant and family-oriented community. Our two sons love being part of Kids Club. The inclusive, engaging, and nurturing environment at VKC has helped them bond with friends               and staff, and eased their transition into school. It is because of this environment that I joined the VKC board, and i look forward to contributing to this one-of-a-kind childcare program.  


                  Member
                Joannah O'Hatnick
 
                 
               *Picture and Info to follow
 
 
 
 
 
 



 

 

 

 

Victory Kids Club
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday 7:30am- 8:50am
Monday-Friday 3:15pm-6:00pm
Victory Kids Club offers care for non-instructional days based on viability. These include: PD days (VKC always operates), the winter break, march break and the summer. All non-instructional days are for an additional charge and hours of operation vary. Details can be found on the 'Hours & Fees' page. Further details can be discussed with the Supervisor of Victory Kids Club, Allison Silva (Please see contact info on our 'Contacts' page).