Ms Matoula is the head directress at Creative Kids Montessori. She is a graduate of Century College where she obtained her Montessori and Early Childhood Education diploma. She also obtained her child psychology certificate from Langara in 2003 and has taken numerous courses in this field.
Matoula owned and operated Creative Kids Childcare since 2000 and became facinated with education for children after the birth of her first child. She was introduced to the philosophy of Montessori when her children first went to Montessori preschool. She became so intrigued with this style of teaching that it led her to study Maria Montessori’s philosophy, curriculum and materials and receive her diploma in 2005.
Matoula enjoys sports, travel, going for walks and mostly spending time with her family. Matoula lives in Vancouver with her husband and 3 children.
"My son loves going to school at Creative Kids because he feels safe and valued by his teachers and because he is provided with so many opportunities to learn through work & play, develop new skills that help to foster a sense of independence and to learn new information about the world around him. The teachers at Creative Kids Montessori provide wonderful care to the children and they carefully plan a program that is meaningful, engaging and fun. They do this while honouring the children's’ innate sense of curiosity and desire to learn."
"Creative Kids Montessori is absolutely wonderful! Our daughters thrived and loved every minute of their time there. The programing is both educational and engaging with a focus on Montessori, Arts, Literacy. We felt lucky to have our girls in such an inspirational, supportive and loving childcare surrounded by dedicated teachers."
Joanne and Neil McDewarParents
"We’ve been so fortunate to have our son attend Creative Kids Montessori & Fine Arts Academy. Creative Kids is comprised of a very dedicated, experienced, and knowledgeable staff. Their approach with their students is one of respect, patience, and care. As parents we are elated with our son’s progress in various skills and habits, and for these reasons would recommend without hesitation that all parents consider Creative Kids Montessori Preschool/Daycare."
"Our sons last two years at Creative Kids Montessori have been filled with incredible learning experiences. Not only has he learned to count, read and write, but he has overcome many social challenges. I am very thankful for the teacher's compassion, love and patience. They really made a difference."
Tanis & Doug HurtParents
"As a parent of 2 1/2 and 4 year olds enrolled at Creative Kids Montessori, it is with great confidence that I recommend this school. If you are in search of a nurturing, educational and well-rounded child-care program, look no further. Teamed with experienced and caring teachers, my children receive the best in Montessori education. Not only do my children come home having obtained valuable educational tools, but they come away happy and confident."
“It is true that each one of us has not always been a grown-up person. We have, each of us, been a child. From the child has come our personality, our humanity. ”