Our Team

At Zoe’s TYCC there is a standard of excellence fostered by professional Early Childhood Educators who bring to their classroom an abundance of experience, skills, and commitment to an innovative education. Each of our educators have training and or a diploma as an Early Childhood Educator. We are also all CPR First Aid and Epi-pen certified. All our educators also have completed a Vulnerable Sector Check. All staff at our center sign off and follow all our policies and procedures.

Get to know our wonderful educators below!

Zoe Prassoulis

Executive Director, RECE

Hi, my name is Zoe Prassoulis.  I am a Registered Early Childhood Educator and the Owner and Executive Director here at Zoe’s Tender Years Child Care.  I am a mom to 2 beautiful girls, who were also raised at Zoe’s TYCC.  My vision when opening Zoe’s Tender Year was to create an environment where children can flourish and build a close nit community amongst families, staff, and children.  It is with great pride to see my vision come to life.  I look forward to meeting and building relationships with all the families.

Stephanie Vona

Director, RECE

Hi, my name is Stephanie Vona.  I am a Registered Early Childhood Educator. I am one of the Directors here at Zoe’s Tender Years Child Care.  I started my adventure at Zoe’s in 2004 working in the Junior Preschool room.  Since then, I have had the pleasure to work with all age groups at the centre and became Director in 2008.  During my years at Zoe’s, I got married and had 3 beautiful boys, Daniele, Dante & Gianluca.  I take great pride in raising my children and do the same with all the children here.  I look forward to meeting & building relationship with all the families here! 

Sonya De Almeida

Assistant Director, RECE

Hi, my name is Sonya De Almeida. I am a Registered Assistant Director.  I started working at Zoe’s Tender Years Child Care in 2014.  Over the last several years, I have had the opportunity to work with children in every age group.  Working with children is a passion of mine ever since I was small.  I look forward to teaching the children as well as learning and exploring alongside them.  I cannot wait to see all the children learn and grow over time!

Rosa Storino

RECE

Hello, my name is Rosa Storino, I am a Registered Early Childhood Educator and have been working at Zoe’s Tender Years Child Care since 2016. I graduated from Humber College and I am currently working in the Junior Preschool classroom. It has always been a passion of mine to work with children and being able to shape their lives.

Mya Buchanan

Early Childhood Assistants

Hi, my name is Mya Buchanan. I have been working at Zoe’s Tender Years Child Care since 2017. I currently work in the JK/SK class. I have 15 years experience working with children from newborns to teenagers. I look forward to being a part of your children’s lives & watching them grow!

Anna Facciolo

Early Childhood Assistants

Hi, my name is Anna Facciolo and I’m one of the teachers in the infant room. I have been working at Zoe’s Tender Years Child Care since 2005 and have always worked with infants. I have over 20 years of experience working with children of all age groups. With the knowledge, I hope to help your children develop their skills in all aspects. 

Monique Siguencia

RECE

Hi, my name is Monique Siguencia! I am a Registered Early Childhood Educator and have been working at Zoe’s Tender Years Child Care. I graduated in 2020 from Sheridan College and I am currently working in the toddler classroom. Ever since I was little, I have always wanted to work with children to expand their knowledge and help them as they grow older. I am looking forward to working here and meeting new faces!

Samreet Sekhon

RECE

My name is Samreet Sekhon. I pursued Early Childhood Education at Northern College of Applied Art and Technology. I have been a Registered Early Childhood Educator for over two years. I am currently working in the JK/SK room at Zoe’s Tender Years Child Care. I love working with children of all ages. The Early Childhood Education field continues to excite me. I am deeply inspired by our community of learners and am grateful to work in an environment that emphasizes a sense of belonging and well being for everyone.

Jenny Delgado Lopera

Early Childhood Assistants

Hi, my name is Jenny Delgado Lopera.  I have been working at Zoe’s Tender Years Child Care since 2014 and I absolutely love it! I worked in the toddler room for 5 Years and now I am currently one of the Senior Preschool teachers. I look forward to working with your little ones and creating memorable memories with them.

Leanne Smith

RECE

My name is Leanne Smith and I have been a Registered Early Childhood Educator for over 10 years. I graduated from Seneca College in 2006. I have experience working with children from 6 months up to 12 years old. I currently work in the infant room and have been working at Zoe’s Tender Years Child Care since 2019. It is a pleasure to see the smiles on your little ones faces and seeing them grow day by day. Thank you for putting your trust in me as your child’s teacher.

Stephanie Donato

RECE

My name is Stephanie Donato I am a graduate in Early Childhood Education at Humber College. I am currently the Senior Preschool teacher. I have had previous experience working with Infant, Toddlers, Preschool and Kindergarten.  It is gratifying to witness how children grow and develop. One of my learning experiences was to promote a fun, safe, diverse and learning environments for all children. These experiences have led me into choosing my career path as an Early Childhood Educator. I am so happy to be a part of the Zoe Tender Years family and I am looking forward to developing my skills.  

Fatma Sihyurek

Chef

Hello, my name is Fatma Sihyurek and I have been a Chef at Zoe’s Tender Years Child Care since 2011.  I have had many years of experience working with food which has helped me develop my skills to a more professional degree.  I enjoy providing your children with nutritious meals daily and hope to continue doing so.

Alyssia Verre

RECE

Hi, my name is Alyssia Verre, I graduated from Seneca College in 2018 to become an Registered Early Childhood Educator. I have been working at Zoe’s Tender Years since 2018 and have been working with children for 5 years. I have always had a passion to work with young children as I was growing up. I am currently working in the Toddler room. I cannot wait to see new faces and watch them grow!