La Perle Playschool’s amazing teachers is what makes our playschool program shine. Their time and dedication to your children’s learning and development is shown in every aspect of the classroom. La Perle Playschool is so lucky to have had such a strong teaching team for so many years.
Carma Wong – 3 year old Teacher
My name is Carma Wong and I have been teaching children at La Perle Playschool since 2001. I have had extensive experience in a volunteer environment teaching children and in Alberta Social Services prior to that. I received my education from Lethbridge College and ICS (based in Montreal). I love to read and spend time with our grand children. I am married and am a mother of three beautiful daughters who are accomplished in their own professions. From oldest to youngest, they are teaching school, a dental assistant and a respiratory therapist. They and our three grandchildren are a great source of joy to my husband and I.
My husband is a retired Assistant Deputy Minister in the Government of Alberta. He is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of BioAlberta (the biotechnology association of Alberta).
La Perle Playschool focuses on learning through play and provides an excellent environment for early childhood development. We offer a variety of themes and topics which keep children interested, engaged and learning. Hundreds of young lives have been positively influenced over the years by this school. I receive a great deal of satisfaction from watching children grow and develop and count myself privileged to be able to work in such a stimulating program
Laurie Knoll – 4 year old Teacher
My name is Laurie Knoll and I am the teacher of the 4 year old classes. I was born and raised in West Edmonton. I am married and have three beautiful children. My husband is a high school principal, my two boys are both elementary teachers and my daughter has her physical education and recreation degree. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family. Health and wellness has always been important to us. I enjoy all sports, especially curling, tennis, golf, and hockey. I also teach curling at the Saville Sports Center. In my leisure time I find pleasure in drawing and painting.
I graduated from Grant MacEwan University in the Early learning and childcare program. I have had extensive experience in many childcare settings over the last 30 years. My philosophy is learning through play where children can grow and develop. By creating a safe, nurturing and educational environment children can grow socially, emotionally, cognitively, physically, and creatively. LaPerle playschool is a wonderful program to be a part of. I am fortunate to work in a positive and supportive environment where the quality of care for the children is of the utmost importance. I feel privileged to be in my 23th year at LaPerle playschool. This is the most rewarding and fun-filled occupation. I look forward to working with you and your children.
In 2009 Laurie Knoll won the prestigious Child Care Professional Award of Excellence in Alberta for the Urban Preschool category by the Minister of Children and Youth Services.