More A​bout Me

My name is Jodi and I am the owner, teacher, program developer and parent educator here at Welcome Home Learning.

I also created and offer monthly children's workshops from May-September in Campbellford Ontario called

Story Time in the Garden. I also run parent education classes in Bowmanville called Parent Success

I am a graduate of George Brown's Early Childhood Education program (2000) and I have worked with children birth-18 years of age for the last 24 years.

I was a preschool program instructor for the YMCA for 15 years where I taught recreational, parenting and parented programs. I was also the director of Camp Buradaca, Tansley Woods and Waterdown Day camps.

I have worked in licensed centres such as the Infant room at CAMH, Waterpark Place, a George Brown Lab School, as well as teaching a School age program at Orde Street School (Toronto) and a Before and After school program at Kings Road school (Burlington) I was also a volunteer at King's Road School.

In 2000 I was elected as a trustee to the Halton Catholic District School Board where a happily served my terms on the Board and the Suspension Appeals committee before retiring to open my home based childcare full time.

Most importantly I am mom to a great 19 year old son.

Professional Development

Ongoing training is important to remain up to date in this industry. In addition to graduating George Brown, my High 5 Certification and being Trained in Asset Development and having my Food Handlers Safety Certification, I have many additional certifications and trainning courses.

In/Outdoor Safety in Early Childhood Settings CCEI 

From Picky Eater to Healthy Eater 

Addressing Racial Injustice with Young Children 

How to Teach with Wonder Based Learning - Fairy Dust Teaching 

Finding and Reading Great Stories with Kids -Embrace 

The History of Racism & Anti-Racist Workshop - Anti-Bias Montessori 

Preschool Nutrition - Good Beginnings 

Building a Healthy Start - Alabama Public Health 

Language Rich Environments- CMAS 

Creativity, Community and ICT - Open Learn 

Epi Pen Training - Halton Region 

First Aid and CPR 

A complete list of trainings I have participated in can be found as a highlight on our Instagram page. 

Back Up ​Care

When choosing a home childcare it is important to consider back up care. At Welcome Home Learning we have a list of childcare providers that offer short term and back up care, as well as having Grams and Pops who can step in and provide care here if needed.

What our families are saying

"I can't even express in words how grateful we were to find Jodi. Our son attended her daycare and we were very pleased with his care and the activities that he had the opportunity to participate in under her care. He very much enjoyed going there and as a parent I enjoyed working with Jodi as well. She was very flexible with us and obviously enjoys what she does. I also appreciated all of the programming she provided. I know our sons love of music was enriched with his time there. We would recommend her to anyone looking for care for their child(ren)."

Maxine - parent