Our Staff

There are 4 full-time early childhood educators (ECEs)  at Boat Daycare, and a Manager, as well as several regular substitute ECEs who fill in for vacations and illness. The Manager is responsible for the administration as well as overseeing the whole program.

At Boat Daycare, the staff works together as a team, with each person having equal say in the program. Though each of the staff handles situations in their own personal way, all staff believe strongly in core philosophies that provide a continuity of care and experience for the children.

Boat Daycare is a unionized centre. Staff members and substitutes belong to the British Columbia General Employees’ Union (BCGEU). Staff members attend workshops and seminars, as well as network with other early childhood educators to advance their knowledge in the field of Early Childhood Education.


Yuliana – Manager

Yuliana has worked in early childhood education for more than 12 years with more than 5 years in the administrative role. She received her Master of Education from the University of British Columbia, specializing in Curriculum Studies and Educational Leadership.

Tricia – Early Childhood Education Teacher

Tricia started working at Boat Daycare in 1992. She is qualified in Early Childhood Education and Special Needs.

Sejin – Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Infant/Toddler (IT) Teacher

Sejin has a rich experience in early childhood education, working with children of various ages; from infant to school age. She also has a diploma in Special Education.

Yoko – Early Childhood Education Teacher

Yoko started working as a substitute at Boat Daycare for 9 years, before joining as a full time staff in 2019. She is an avid learner who constantly updates her knowledge and practices as an Early Childhood Education teacher.

Romika – Early Childhood Education Teacher

Romika has previously worked in a Montessori-inspired preschool before joining Boat Daycare team. She is also a passionate early childhood educator who believes that play-based curriculum in early childhood education promotes more than just learning in young children.