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Rebecca Johnson / Jerrica Burr



My name is Rebecca, I am twenty years old and I am attending school to obtain my Early Childhood Education certificate. I went to Sacred Heart School from Preschool to Grade 7. I graduated from Delta Secondary school in 2015. I had been attending Kwantlen Polytechnic University getting my minor in counseling.

Until I began my volunteer work at Lil’ Saints, I had planned on becoming a social worker! After being here for two short weeks I had decided, with some help from Mylene, that working in a preschool is something I can see myself being very successful at! As well as attending school and working two days a week at Lil’ Saints, I am a waitress at the Old Spaghetti Factory. I have always enjoyed babysitting and still continue to do so when I have free time.

Upon Jericca leaving in December I am going to be filling her position and I cannot wait to use all my skills and knowledge to help your children grow and learn!

Jerrica Burr has been an Early Childhood Educator since 2012. In that time she has had experience working in childcare, after school care, preschool and with special needs. She has recently completed her post basic schooling allowing her to work with infant/toddlers and special needs. She also has a bachelor’s degree from Kwantlen Polytechnic University with a major in psychology.

Jerrica sees the early years as an important time for social skills and learning how to talk to and play with other children. She is also a big supporter of outdoor play in all-weather as she sees it as vital to the development of children. She also believes that children learn best through play as that is how they figure out the world and how things work. Her favourite part of being a preschool instructor is watching the creativity and imagination of the children and hearing all of the children’s stories.

Jerrica grew up in Ladner and is excited to start at Lil Saints preschool and be back in the community she grew up in.

Mylene Lock


Mylene is a certified Early Childhood Educator with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. She has more than 20 years of experience working with children. 

“I have fond memories of my childhood in a very small town. I loved to play games, build forts, and play dress-up, especially outdoors. I would have played all day long. From a young age, I dreamt of being a teacher and working with children someday. Being a preschool teacher is a dream come true for me."

Mylene's goal is to provide a fun, nurturing, and stimulating learning environment for her students. She aims to instill in the children a love of school. Being away from their parents, even for just a couple hours, can be hard for young children. It is Mylene's mission to help the children feel safe and secure, while assuring parents that their “babies” are safe and well cared for. 

"I love watching the kids' happy faces, eagerness, and enthusiasm when we open our door in the morning. There is no other job for me: I am doing what I love and I love every minute of what I do.”

Yvette Krause

Mrs Krause

Yvette Krause received her certificate in Early Childhood Education in 2008. She has completed her post basic schooling in Infant and Toddler Education and has plans for further training and schooling in the field of speech and language therapy.

“Communication, specifically language development, fascinates me. I feel drawn to learning as much as I can on the different ways people communicate with each other. It warms my heart to see people reaching out to each other across language, cultural and developmental differences. I believe this is the root of my philosophy in diversity”.

“When I joined the Lil’ Saints faculty of early childhood educators I was struck with the commitment of the staff to laying out a firm foundation and molding well-grounded young individuals, with a strong sense of compassion for one another.”

Yvette has a progressive approach to teaching, she maintains that there is a way to include curriculum in a play-based learning environment.

“The trick is to always include the element of fun in learning.”

She brings with her almost 20 years of passionate work in this field of teaching.

“I feel so fortunate to be given the opportunity to build relationships with the families of Lil’ Saints, it is a blessing to be a part of your community.”

Marianne Nederend

Marianne Nederend is a certified Early Childhood Educator with many years of preschool teaching experience.

Marianne brings a calm and gentle presence into the classroom. She loves to create play activities that intrigue and engage the children. Marianne takes the time to get to know each child and you will see her reaching out to the little ones through play, conversation, stories and songs.

For Marianne, the best part of being a preschool teacher is watching the children grow and change.

"I get such a thrill when I see them master a new skill like doing a zipper or holding a pencil. They feel such pride. I love guiding them and cheering them on!"

Marianne is a mother of three and Sacred Heart Parishioner. Over the years, she has shared her faith as a volunteer with Children’s Liturgy and PREP.