Staff

Melissa McCallum

Director/Owner

My name is Melissa McCallum, and I attended St. Thomas University as well as have an Early Childhood Education Degree. My employment history includes working as an After-School Co-ordinator at Royal Road Elementary School and teaching Preschool at the UNB Early Childhood Centre. I have worked at Little Geniuse Day Care since we poened our doors in 2011, and took ownership in 2022. I have completed the New Brunswick Early Learning and Child Care Curriculum Framework training and continue to attend professional development workshops. In addition, I faciliate Programs of Professional Learning and my work has been featured in the Early Childhood Care & Education New Brunswick’s (ECCENB) “Growing Together” journal, as well as in the article “Celebrating Inclusion in the Early Years - Behavioural Interventions in a Child Care Context,” published by Autism Learning Partnership. I have been interviewed on various topics such as physical literacy, health guidlines, and current childcare guidlines. In my free time, I enjoy photography, art, and spending time with my children.

Chrissy Brown

Main Street After-School Room Educator/ Assistant Director

My name is Chrissy Brown, and I attended Mount Saint Vincent University as well as completed the Early Childhood Education Program at NBCC Saint John, graduating with honours. I have almost 15 years experience working in the childcare field. Currently, I have completed the New Brunswick Early Learning and Child Care Curriculum Framework training and continue to attend professional development workshops. In addition to teaching, I am part of the management team at Little Geniuses Day Care Centre Inc. and I faciliate Programs of Professional Learning. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my dog Jaxson, as well as attending live music enents.

Staesha Gullison

Junior Room Educator

My name is Staesha Gullison, and I am originally from Nackawic but I am now living in Fredericton. I am currently taking the Early Childhood Education Program online through NBCC. In my spare time I like to travel and spend time with my friends and family. I love children and am very excited to make their education and care my career. I am looking forward to getting to know each of your children and helping them to grow as individuals!

Shelby Campbell

Preschool Educator

Hello, my name is Shelby Campbell, and I just recently graduated from NBCC with my Early Childhood Education diploma. Prior to this I graduated from UNB with a Bachelor of Psychology. I continue to attend Professional Learning Development seminars to continue to build my skills.  I learned at a young age that I had a passion for working with children. This has led to 14 years experience employed directly with children of all ages, this includes Early Learning Centers, After-School care, Education Assistant, Student Intervention Worker, Autism Intervention, mentoring and family support work.I began my employment at Little Geniuses Daycare Centre in 2018. I began teaching in the Morning Preschool Room and After-School room. I have since moved to the full Preschool Program. I believe in a child-led learning approach. I love using the children's interests to provide a unique and interesting environment to enrich their learning. I adore messy play and see great importance in open-ended materials and art. Finding ways to connect our families and communities to our centre is very meaningful to me. As a mother myself I know how important is it to feel that connection with your child's caregiver. On my downtime, I enjoy crafting, volleyball, softball and spending time with my family.

 

Katrina McCallum

Preschool Room Educator
 

My name is Katrina McCallum and I am the mother of a kindergartener. I am originally from Ontario but have lived many places, including Maine and now Fredericton. I have been coming to the area to visit my sister since I was little, and I could not be happier to join the team here at Little Geniuses with her.
I graduated from Seneca College in Toronto shortly after high school and then continued my learning at Birthwise Midwifery School in Maine, where I served growing families in their maternity care. In addition, I took Women's Studies and Social Work classes at Laurentian University. I plan to continue my family studies at NBCC with the ECE program in the coming years. My family is a big priority in my life and I am excited to play a role in yours, doing this important work.

Kyla Robinson

Junior Room Educator

Hello my name is Kyla Robinson and I recently graduated from Algonquin College, with my two year Early Childhood Education diploma. I have been teaching in an early learning centre since 2019, and I am excited to start a new chapter here at Little Geniuses Day Care. Prior to college I worked with the preschoolers and throughout my schooling I was a full time two year old teacher.
I will be finishing my education at the University of New Brunswick, where I will be taking my Bachelor of Education. This program will provide me with the opportunity to be a teacher in the school system as well. I have always been passionate about working with children. I strive to provide them with the opportunities to learn and grow through child lead experiences. I believe in the importance of connecting with natural environments and encouraging open-ended art. Outside of teaching, I love to spend time with my friends and family. I really enjoying travelling and spending my time outside. I am home owner and I love completing DIY home renovations. I live with my partner of seven years and our two cats.

Tamira Holmes

Infant Room Educator

My name is Tamira Holmes, and I graduated from the Early Childhood Education Program at Loyalist College in Ontario 2014, where I was in my first position as ECE in the 2 year old room. After moving to New Brunswick with my husband I came to work  as the Junior Room Educator for a year and a half Little Geniuses Day Care. After returning from maternity leave to the Junior Room, where I spent one more year, I now spend my days snuggling babies in the Infant Room. We do lots of fun activities, which include singing, art and lots of time outside exploring. I cannot wait to share my ideas with the new infants arriving each and every year here at Little Geniuses.  I believe that children learn best through play, in a natural environment, and it is my goal to create a fun, loving, and warm place for children to explore and learn together. I am so excited to be on this journey in the Infant classroom and cannot wait to nurture and educate your children.

 

Nancy Stuart

Senior Room Educator

My name is Nancy Stuart, and I am a graduate from the Atlantic Business College and hold an Early Childhoos Ecucaton/Educational Assistant Diploma along with a Paralegal Diploma. I decided at the age of 50 to go back to college which has led me down an amazing career in childcare.

I am the proud grandmother of three beautiful granddaughters, and at home, my dog Bella and cat Minja wait patiently for me to come back after work.

I am looking forward to getting to know each of the children in my class and to spend each day learning and growing with them.

Amanda Nicholson

Senior Room Educator

My name is Amanda Nicholson and I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree from St. Thomas University, as well as my New Brunswick Early Learning and Childhood Curriculum Framework. I have over 18 years experience working in the childcare field and plan on adding a few more before I retire, helping children to learn and grow as individuals. I am the proud mama of two cute fur babies, and in my free time I enjoy traveling, going to the gym, reading, volunteering, and spending time with my friends and family.

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Little Geniuses Day Care Inc.   41 Royal Parkway Road   Fredericton, New Brunswick   E3G 0J9   |     office@littlegeniusesdaycare.com    |     506-453 7759