Our Educators


Hi! Im Lori and I am one of the Directors at Little Munchkins Preschool Center.

I moved to Fredericton in 2009 after finishing my BA in Psychology from Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, NS. A few years later I decided to build on my education and became a Certified Holistic Nutritionist. I now put my nutrition skills to use making the monthly menus and cooking in the Kitchen for all the little munchkins.

I have been working with kids for the past 10 years with being a nanny, summer camp counsellor, early childhood educator and a youth care worker. I took a few years off from working to stay home with my 2 amazing daughters who kept me busy but I knew I was ready for a change and I have always loved working with kids so in May of 2017 my Husband and I along with our good friends decided to take the plunge and make owning and operating a Daycare Center a reality.

I am so happy in my new role here and look forward to watching the children grow and to learn new things along the way.


My name is Leslie and I’m one of the Directors here at Little Munchkins. I’ve been a part of the Little Munchkins family since October 2012. I was born and raised in Massachusetts and am happy to call Fredericton home.

I have two children, a son and a daughter who keep me on my toes and love coming to “Munchkins” ever day with me.

I graduated from Photography school in 2009 and after moving to Fredericton I attended NBCC for Early Childhood Education. Since graduation, I have participated in several workshops and courses to further my education.

I have worked with all age groups throughout the years and am passionate about providing an environment where children can learn and experience new challenges that will help build their confidence through play.  It is a privilege to spend my days with the children here and celebrate beside them as they reach a new milestone.

When I’m not with the Little Munchkins I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, going to the cottage and doing crafts.


My name is Karen Sprague. I am a mother of three children. I have worked at Little Munchkins on two different occasions, the first time began in March 2010, then I went on to Atlantic Business College where I graduated with honours in Early Childhood Education and Teacher’s Assistant courses. I did my on the job training here and now I absolutely love working with the infant group.

Before becoming employed at Little Munchkins Preschool Center I was a Kindergarten Support worker at Kingsclear Consolidated School.

When I am not working I travel my children to various sporting events such as hockey, soccer, church and school events and clubs. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, camping, four wheeling and other outdoor events!


My name is Kallie and I am an Early Childhood Educator in the infant room at Little Munchkins Preschool Center. I love working with children and I can’t imagine a better job!

In 2009, I graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Arts degree. I knew I wanted to become a teacher so I continued my studies at UNB and graduated with a Bachelor of Education degree in 2010. Once I obtained my Bachelor of Education, I worked as an elementary supply teacher before taking a position at Douglas Avenue Children’s Center (now known as Spring Roots) in 2012. In June 2017, I started working at Little Munchkins Preschool Center.

I have loved getting to know the children and the staff. My favourite part of being an Early Childhood Educator is having the opportunity to learn alongside the children, as well as watch them grow!


“If we could all see the world through the eyes of a child, we would see the magic in everything”  unknown

Hi, I’m Wanda. I was raised here in Fredericton and have two children who are grown now. I graduated from NBCCs Early childhood educator program in 1995, and have always enjoyed seeing the world through the eyes of children. They teach me as much as I teach them,  and everyday leaves me with a feeling of great accomplishment.

When I’m not entertaining the munchkins you can find me hiking a trail, and if the weather keeps me indoors, I’m reading or finding ways to be creative. I’m grateful every moment for the honour of helping to teach our future generation the things that matter most.



My name is Charis and I am one of the educators in the two year old classroom. I grew up in Hampton, New Brunswick with a big family of six. After graduating High School in 2015 I went to NBCCSJ and graduated as a Personal Support Worker. When I first graduated I saw myself working in Health Care long term but realized childcare was more for me.

I love watching the younger children grow and develop under my care. Everyday is a new adventure. When I’m not at Little Munchkins you can find me at home with my fur baby, at our family camp in the States or hanging out with friends.


I’ve always been drawn to helping others and naturally working with children was a fantastic fit for a rewarding life long career, where my peaceful/creative nature could flourish in an early education role. My name is Marci McCloskey and I am thrilled to be returning to Little Munchkins! Some of you may remember me from my previous years of working in this loving environment.

I am a 32 year old wife and mother of two boys. I tried my hand in running my own day home- which was an amazing goal I achieved and successfully ran for a few years. I love nature, art, exploring, being creative and anything that involves my family.