Sara has been with CSETS since September of 2019 and is the Childcare Officer and oversees the four childcare centres with which CSETS has agreements with, and receive funding from Service Canada.
She has had the opportunity to support and work with several other nations that CSETS carries agreements, which have (or are in preparation of opening) licensed childcare facilities to provide them with opportunities for Support Services Funding. Sara is able to provide partnership, support and funding opportunities that will help to ensure licensing requirements and standards continue to be maintained, while also ensuring opportunity for receiving or enhancing cultural resources and experiences.
CSETS is also a proud partner and contributor for hosting a yearly Vancouver Island Early Childhood Educator’s Conference (Heart, Hands & Mind Conference) which takes place on Vancouver Island to offer professional development (at a low cost) to our Early Learning Educators. We also have participated in partnerships with the Cowichan Valley School District to create and share Cultural Educational Resources within the school and our community.
Sara has received her Social Work (With Distinction) Diploma and is proud to spend her professional career in the Helping Field. She is able to work in different capacities and roles with children and families and has always felt proudest when she sees others experience personal success and growth.
Outside of work, Sara enjoys spending time with her husband, three children and their two Jack Russell dogs. Being on the Island she enjoys exploring, hiking, fishing, gardening and being a part of their local Rugby Club. Her interests and hobbies ebb and flow as she cheers on her children as they explore and experience their own passions and excitement!