Our Director, Dr. Heather Knoepfli, comes to Brant with a wealth of experience. She is a graduate of the University of Birmingham in England, has both a Master’s degree and PHD from the University of Toronto, and an Early Childhood Education diploma. Her experience includes:
teaching at the post-secondary level, including over 20 years in the Early Childhood Education Department at Ryerson.
working as a Research Project Officer at TVO, and continuing to this day, working as an Educational Consultant for several media organizations, including TVO, CBC, PBS, DeCode Entertainment, Spin Master, Guru Studio and Marblemedia. Projects have included Franny’s Feet, Rob the Robot, Save Ums, Justin Time, Paw Patrol, and True and the Rainbow Kingdom, among others.
working currently on a new project, created by the Assistant Director, Kristin Knoepfli, titled Bella – The Yoga BatTM . . . The world’s sweetest yoga bat. This is an online educational energy medicine-based environmental program that will provide resources and materials for parents and teachers to help children develop emotional regulation skills, healthy habits, compassion for self and others, and an awareness for the interconnectedness of all life. In addition, the Bella project is developing resources to help children LEARN TO READ and to develop BASIC MATH SKILLS, prerequisites for understanding the world.
Dr. Knoepfli’s personal motto is “to strive for excellence.” At Brant Children’s Centre, she aims to bring this goal forward in her staff and in the children who come to Brant.
Our senior group includes Peter Knoepfli, MBA, General Manager, Dr. Heather Knoepfli, Ph.D. and RECE, Educational Director, Kristin Knoepfli, LLM, Assistant Director, Janine Stewart, RECE, Administrative Manager and Supervisor of Infants and Toddlers, Sendi Gallo, RECE, Staff Supervisor and Supervisor of the Pre-School Department.
Our teaching staff are dedicated to the care and education of each child through individualized attention and motivation of each child to do his or her best. From our parents:
"We cannot say enough great things about your staff and your program at Brant. My son has excelled in all areas and is so happy and eager to learn, explore and play." (Mrs. D.T.)
"All the staff at Brant are outstanding, caring and thoughtful." (Mrs. C.S.)