Enma G Alfaro (ECCE)

Becoming and Early Childhood Educator and opening a centre is a dream that began for me years ago when I was still in Peru ; I worked as a nanny and knew that providing children  the love and  education  that would  open doors of opportunity was the true calling of my heart. Each child has been  created so  special and unique, and I am so privileged to be entrusted to aiding their parents to see them flourish.  The work of children is  Play.. believe me, we are very busy at this serious task in Cherry Tree.  Our wonderful centre has been open now  since fall 2006. I received my ECCE from Camosun College, Victoria in 2002. 

Philip Mix (ECCE)

Curious children and their insatiable thirst to learn delight me. My interest was piqued 18 years ago when my then fiancĂ© Enma, was studying to become an Early Childhood Educator at Camosun College. As an artist, I knew I could contribute a creative element to early learning. With input from Enma, I designed an addition to our Chemainus home. We opened Cherry Tree in 2006. Endorsement from happy families confirmed that our commitment to excellent care and education for young children was a benefit to this small community. From 2013 to 2105, I studied to receive my Certificate of Early Childhood Education from Lethbridge College. With this new feather in my cap I am now able to join the team that makes Cherry tree special.