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Meet our Daycare Managers

A team of inspiring and hard working leaders.

Our daycare managers are like family. Each of them have been with Hope’s Home for long enough to have seen our little organization grow across the province, and have stuck with us through all the changes we have faced. From moving centres, opening new ones, to experiencing changes in leadership and structure; these four managers have been a constant. We are so lucky to have people who are passionate about the work Hope’s Home is doing for our communities and their unwavering support to help out wherever we need them.

So before we ramble too much, meet our daycare managers.

Aimee Depko – Regina South

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Aimee has been with Hope’s Home for almost 12 years! She’s watched Hope’s Home expand throughout the province and she’s been with us through multiple moves in Regina alone. Her passion for working with children of all abilities and backgrounds is what has kept her at Hope’s Home for all these years.
In her down time you can often find her working hard to make special themed cakes for her son, nieces’ and nephew’s birthday. Halloween is one of Aimee’s favourite times of the year. From September to November you will find her house completely decked out for the season. And you know she is coming to the centre in a costume for dress up day! 🎃

Victoria Hopkins – Warman

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Victoria obtained their Early Childhood Diploma in 2009, and since has had a ton of experience in the world of early childhood education and diverse needs. Victoria has held multiple roles at Hope’s Home, first being an ECE, Developmental Worker, and Rec Programmer before accepting their current position as Pedagogical Leader at our EL&C centre in Warman.

In their spare time, Victoria enjoys crocheting, painting, hiking, and spending time at the beach. In 2018, they drove across Canada from coast to coast, spending a ton of time outdoors exploring, hiking, and experiencing all that Canada has to offer! Victoria also has two adorable kittens, Remington and Louis Lane 🥰

 

Ashley Valentine – Regina North

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Ashley graduated with her Early Childhood Education Diploma in 2010 and during the course of her schooling, did a practicum at Hope’s Home in the toddler room where she fell in love with the vision and dream of the Hope’s Home family. From that point on, she decided to pursue a career that focused on supporting individuals with diverse needs. She started as an Early Childhood Educator at Hope’s Home in 2011 where she held various positions within the organization including an ECE, Recreation Programmer, and a temporary maternity leave position on the Provincial Team. She is now the Pedagogical Leader (Location Manager) at the Regina North Early Learning & Childcare Centre.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, which includes two step kids and her own little guy. They spend a lot of time outside exploring, visiting with family and friends (pre-pandemic of course), and having family movie nights. When she has time to herself she loves walking, reading, camping, and painting.

 

Kristy Thompson – Prince Albert

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Kristy’s Hope’s Home  journey began in 2013 as the Physical Development Consultant in Prince Albert, SK. She graduated with a B.Sc. Kinesiology Degree, eventually leading her to Hope’s Home, where she met some of the most wonderful staff and had the privilege of working with so many amazing children and parents.

In 2019 she stepped into some pretty huge shoes as the Early Learning & Childcare Manager at our Prince Albert location. She is so grateful for her Hope’s Home Family as they helped her through this crazy year of change and learning. Kristy is a leader who values her team and goes out of her way to make sure they know that.
When it comes to leisure time, Kristy can be a bit competitive, she loves a challenge.  She’s been a sport-junky all her life and still enjoys Rec volleyball nights, golfing, the odd curling bonspiel, and pretty much anything that involves a little competition. She love to read and of course, enjoy spending time with her family, especially when it’s outside.

Thank you isn’t enough.

It’s a really good feeling when you have had staff stick around this long. It reminds us that Hope’s Home means something special to our community and that what we are doing is truly making a difference.

Our (not so) little organization would not be the same without these four, and we really can’t thank them enough for all they have done for Hope’s Home and the kiddos they care for. All we can do is keep making sure they feel loved and valued (because they really, really are) and hope they stick around for another ten years or so. 🙂

That’s why there is no place like Hope.

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