Sue McCracken

ECA - Toddler

I am a mother of 2 children that are 17 and 15. I have been in the childcare field for over 22 years. It began after I finished my degree in Sociology and Psychology from McMaster University. I ran my own home daycare for 13 years and also did tutoring with children during that time. I did volunteering at my children’s elementary school and worked with children that needed help with their speech and language development.

In 2007 I gave up the homecare and began working at Kendalwood Montessori when I learned about the Montessori philosophy and style of teaching. I learned how it is important to have a child base environment and to use techniques and activities from our daily lives to help children learn and grow at their own unquie pace and be a guide for them in their journey.

In 2010 I began working for Marcy at the 1st Appletree location in Brooklyn where we continued with some of the Montessori style but added more child base themed learning. In Feb of 2012 I moved to the Ajax location that was just opening and have been here watching the centre blossom and grow into the emergent child based learning centre that it is today. Over the years I have attending many seminars and workshops to enhance my skills and knowledge as a daycare worker and continue to learn new methods of teaching.

I have worked with children from 12 months to 12 years old in my 23 years and have enjoyed seeing how each child is unique and curious. Each day I have I get to watch our students develop and grow into their individual personalities with a love of learning, exploring, trying new things and creating an atmosphere that allows learning to occur in fun safe ways. This is what inspires me and brings me to work each day to help parents feel comfortable knowing their child is safe and in a loving and caring environment that allows their child to have fun and learn new skills each day.

Ajax Campus

365 Kingston Road East
across from PICOV Downs,
just east of Salem.
Campus Hours: Monday – Friday
6:30 AM to 6:30PM


Brooklin Campus

Duke Street,
beside the Brooklin Florist
at the corner of Duke & Winchester
Campus Hours: Monday – Friday
6:30 AM to 6:30PM

Whitby Campus

900 Bonacord Ave, Unit #4
(corner of McQuay & Bonacord)
Campus Hours: Monday – Friday
6:30 AM to 6:00PM