The Family Resource Facilitation Program
Executive Director – Thornhill Child Care Society – FRFP Fiscal Agent
Neela Ward was raised in Trail, BC, but has called Calgary home since 1988. She has been the Executive Director of Thornhill Child Care Society, which operates two child care centres, a Family Dayhome Agency, and a Kindergarten program, since 2002. Neela has worked with all ages of children and has dedicated her career to supporting families and children. She has been active in the child care field for over 25 years and is involved in many community organizations that promote and support quality child care. Neela joined the FRFP board in 2004. Neela believes strongly in the Family Resource Facilitation Program as she has seen many examples where FRFP has benefited families who may be in crisis or just need a little support.
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Shannon has been with FRFP since September 2008, she has been in the child care field for over 22 years. Shannon has worked with all ages of children and has experienced many roles such as OSC Director, Assistant Director, Preschool Teacher and Program Facilitator.
Shannon graduated from Mount Royal University in 2001 with her Early Childhood Care and Education Diploma. Throughout the years, she has attained many certificates such as Addressing Challenging Behaviours, Positive Solutions for Families, Kids Have Stress Too Facilitator Training, Handle with Care Facilitator Training, Developmental Trauma-Implementing a Trauma Informed Approach with Children, Ages and Stages Development Screening Tool, and Developing Capable People.
Shannon spends time on-site at participating programs coaching staff based on their needs and supporting the families within the program. She enjoys creating training opportunities for staff and families with a focus on enhancing social and emotional development for children.