Name: Melinda Ann Kyle
Position: Head Educator at Kiddie Kollege
Image source: PMFRC
Tell us more about your role at the PMFRC and the programs you are involved in.
My role as Head Educator at Kiddie Kollege is to provide a positive learning environment that encourages child development. I am here to help your children develop trust, independence and initiative so they can fulfill their true potential.
How long have you worked for the PMFRC?
I have worked at the PMFRC for the last 10 years.
Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.
Tell me about your background (experience, education, etc.)?
I earned my Early Childhood Education diploma from St. Lawrence College while working with the PMFRC as a Resource Teacher. Since then, I have become a Head Educator at Kiddie Kollege.
What can people expect to see when they first meet you?
People will see a friendly, smiling face that is eager to greet your children, and available to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding our program.
What is your favorite part about working for the PMFRC?
I like that the people I work with are friendly and helpful. Everyone is approachable and would do anything for you!
What is your greatest accomplishment or proudest moment working for the PMFRC?
While working as a Resource Teacher, I was helping a child to focus on telling other people his name when asked. After working with him on a daily basis for two-and-a-half weeks, he finally announced his name. It was such a special moment for him, and the smile on his face showed how proud he was!
Where are you from, and what brought you to Petawawa? How long have you lived here?
I am from Chatham, Ontario. I came to Petawawa as a military spouse and have lived here for almost 25 years.
What advice do you have for families transitioning to Petawawa?
Contact the PMFRC as early as possible, even before your move. The PMFRC will answer any questions you may have, and guide you in the right direction.
What is your favorite thing about living in the area? What is your favourite thing to do in the winter? The summer?
My favourite thing about living in the area is the access to so many beaches and bodies of water – I love the warm summers, boating and going to our cottage. I am NOT a fan of the winter at all, so I usually hibernate during the cold months.
Leave us with a few more words of wisdom – what is your favorite quote?
My favourite quote is "Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards."