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Debbie Leduc


With a nurturing personality and hands-on approach towards learning, we are thrilled to have Debbie as our director. Her commitment to childhood education and 20 years experience in the field makes her the perfect Director.

Debbie has 5 children and 8 grandchildren that are her pride and joy. When she's not working ,she is spending time with her grandchildren or enjoying the outdoors with her husband.

Debbie is very excited to take on this new role, and she is very excited to meet our families and help make a difference in the children's and their families lives.

Amber Hardy

CEO & IT room lead

As our CEO and Infant/Toddler room lead, Amber is committed to helping children explore and learn in a hands-on environment. Amber has completed 3 years of university and is working towards her Bachelor of Early Childhood Education, and has 8 years experience in the field.

She has 2 children, one with Autism, and one with Cerebral Palsy, she has a special knack for making all children feel special, loved, and included. All children are Amber's pride and joy and they hold a special place in Amber's heart. In her down time she enjoys camping, hiking, fishing, and anything outdoors.


Katie Schaffer

Infant/Toddler room assistant

Katie has been in the childcare field for 20 years, and has experience as a birth and post partum doula. Her caring attitude and love for all people has helped her greatly to succeed as a doula and in the childcare field.

Katie is married with 2 young twin boys of her own that keep her on her toes and she wouldn't have it any other way.

Katie joined the childcare field to ensure parents had a safe place for their children to go, where they knew that their children were getting the utmost best care. She strives on parents knowing that their children are being loved and nurtured.

When not working at the centre Katie enjoys crafting, going on adventures and large get togethers with all of her family and extended family.

Katie is very excited to get to know all of the children and families attending River City Early Learning Centre, and we are honoured to have her.

Heather Louvros

Preschool Teacher

Heather has been in the childcare field for just over 5 years. Her favorite part about working with children is helping them learn who they are, filling them with knowledge and having as much fun as possible! Because learning should never be work, it should always be fun.

Heather has one son, and many fur children. She has two dogs, three cats and a fish. When she is not working and shaping little minds she is spending time with her husband and son exploring new areas, travelling, reading or crafting.


Andrea Bernier

Preschool Assistant

Andrea has been in the childcare field for over 10 years. She has always had a passion for working with children, which started when she was young herself. Her favorite part of teaching is watching them grow and thrive.

Andrea makes a perfect addition to our outdoor based center because there is nothing more she loves then being outdoors, nature is where Andrea thrives.

When she is not working you can find her camping, spending time with her children, or playing on her slo-pitch team.