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Meet the Staff

Elm Street Location

Sherry – Owner/ Operator / Director

Sherry Chichenko has been working as an Early Childhood Educator for over 25 years.  Sherry holds an Associate of Arts Diploma in Early Childhood Education.  In 1996 Sherry opened Mother Nature’s Preschool Inc.  Mother Nature’s Preschool is her pride and one of her greatest accomplishments.  Sherry is an advocate for the Early Childhood Community.  She continues to Participate on a variety of Boards.  Currently Sherry is the Regional Rep Chair for the Alberta Child Care Association as well as a participating member of the Medicine Hat and District Child Care Association.


Linda is a level two Early Childhood Care Provider.  Linda has been employed with Mother Nature’s Preschool for the last 15 years, where high quality care is provided for each child regardless of race or economic status.  Linda’s passion has always been to work with children and provide a safe, fun, caring, loving, educational, learning through play environment for all.  Linda loves to read, do jigsaw puzzles, cruise in her and her husbands old cars, walk, bike ride, scrapbook and spend time with her family.


Sandra has been working at Mother Nature’s Preschool since September 2010.  Sandra graduated from the Medicine Hat College with her Certificate in Early Childhood in 1985 and started working in the field shortly thereafter.  In 2005 she went back to college and completed her level 3 Early Childhood Diploma.  She believes that each child is special and that they all have their own talents.  Sandra also believes in learning through play and is a strong advocate for children’s rights.  She chose this filed because she has a strong believe that early childhood education for all children is important and has a huge impact on their overall educational experience.  When Sandra is not at work she enjoys reading, sports (Tiger Hockey) and spending time with friends and family.


Melanie is 24 years old. Melanie has been working in childcare for 6 years. Melanie has been at Mother Nature’s Preschool for 4 years. She very much enjoys working with children. Melanie loves to dance and have fun. Melanie is married to her wonderful husband Cory and is very excited to have children of her own in the future.

Carissa Brace

Kim Bennet


Laura has worked at Mother Nature’s Preschool for eight years.  Laura mostly works as an Educational Assistant.  Prior to beginning her career at Mother Nature’s Preschool she operated her own Day home.  Laura has her Early Learning and Child Care (Level one) and has attended many professional development workshops.  It is a great honour to be a part of your children’s lives and to be a part of Mother Nature’s Preschool.


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Jennifer has been employed at Mother Natures Preschool for seven years.  Jennifer has recently received her Early Learning and Child Care Diploma from the Medicine Hat College.  Jennifer’s mother (Sherry) is also an Early Learning and Child Care Educator and was her greatest influence in entering this field.  Jennifer is the mother of two teenage daughters.  In Jennifer’s spare time she enjoys reading, going to the gym and spending time with her family.