Leslie Topp

Leslie Topp

Founder of TOPP KIDS. Having worked in Early Learning & Childcare for over 25 years, Leslie experienced firsthand the incredible effect of early academic exposure and the power of play, imagination, and natural exploration in young children. In the years that followed, she worked to modify her own child developmental approach, one that would not […]

Geena Dhaliwal

Geena was born and raised in Abbotsford, BC where she completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of the Fraser Valley. In 2019, Geena moved to Kamloops to complete her Bachelor of Education has always had a passion for teaching and learning. “In the past, I have worked several jobs but my most […]

Danielle Irvine

My name is Danielle and I just graduated with my bachelor of education. I am an outdoor enthusiast who likes to hike, camp, and explore! I love working with children as they bring so much joy and energy into the day. Fostering childrens’ curiosity and a love of active play are two things that are […]

Maddie Iozzi

Maddie moved from Toronto, Ontario. In Ontario she taught Health and Physical Education to students from Kindergarten to grade 3. She is an expert at adapting and modifying the curriculum for students with and without disabilities by providing meaningful experiences making all students successful. Maddie has obtained her undergraduate degree in Health and Physical Education and her teaching […]

Matthew Torres

Matthew’s passion for childcare came forth when he spent time as a member of a youth organization in a local church. Matthew has continued working with this organization 5 years later as a head youth coordinator. Matthew is a graduate of the Health and Physical Education program at MRU. Matthew thrives in creating fun, exciting […]

Natalie Fraser

Natalie is very familiar with working in the childcare sector. She is currently studying Child and Youth Work. Her experience ranges from being a youth mentor and camp counseling both in-person and online. She is extremely passionate about facilitating programs that encourage expressing individuality, self-discovery, and compassion towards oneself. Natalie is a very versatile person, […]

Lynleigh Keat

Lynleigh is a passionate advocate in the field of Early Childhood Education. She first started in the field as an ECE diploma graduate in Peterborough, Ontario and has since completed her Bachelor of Child Studies in Early Learning and Child Care at MRU. With over ten years of experience working with children, families, and communities, […]

Leah Davenport

I have been around kids my whole life as my mom ran a day home for years. This stepped me in a direction to have a passion to pursue my career working with children! In 2017 I got my Childcare Development Assistant certificate and pursued my dream of working with children! I plan on going […]

Kyla Taylor

I am a mom of two beautiful souls and a social worker with a passion to inspire and encourage others to develop into the best versions of themselves through learning, art, active play, and other various activities. I always look forward to making experiences within the program as fun and enjoyable as possible for everyone […]