Joon Young

Joon Young

I was born in  South Korea and in my family, we had three boys and we always played outside together. That is why I became very active, energetic, and athletic. Not having had digital gadgets at that time, I had a lot of time to play with peers outdoors and on the playground. This provided […]

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 […]


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 […]


Leah has a strong passion for Early Childhood Education. Her journey started when she was young, being exposed to early education and care through her family’s private day home. That blossomed her passion at a young age and Leah knew that she wanted to pursue the ECE field and help children grow, learn, and to […]


Kyla is a Mom of two with interests in painting, listening to music, participating in spin class and running. Outside of her personal life, Kyla is a Social Worker with a passion to inspire and encourage others to develop into the best version of themselves through art, active play, and other various learning activities. Kyla’s […]


Kelsey is certified in Level 2 Early Childhood Education and Development; she is currently pursuing her Level 3 Diploma. Kelsey is thrilled to be the KindiClub Room Lead at Maple Ridge and can’t wait to connect with the children, families and her coworkers! She has the most fun when she is doing outdoor activities such […]


Amanda is a mother of three teenage girls and has somehow ended up with three cats as well. A lover of animals; she would have a whole farm full of them if she could. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood from Ryerson University in Toronto. Since then, she has lived in New […]


I was born in Grande Prairie, but have been living in Calgary since I was one. I graduated from Bow Valley College with my Early Learning and Childhood in 2012 and have been working with children ever since. For 26 years I was a Ukrainian dancer/instructor and for 13 of those years was a part […]


Megan has been working with children for over 8 years in various child care positions. She has worked as a preschool teacher, behavioral aid, educational assistant, active play coordinator, room lead, summer camp coordinator, tutor, program coordinator and private respite care worker! This is Megan’s fourth school year at Topp Kids and she is so […]


Amanda has a background in graphic design where she played and created alone for many years but she is excited to pursue her second passion of working with children. She loves the joy and innocence that children bring to our future. “I am more than ready to get my hands dirty to share the fun […]