School-Linked provides out-of-school care to Westmount Elementary students in Strathmore, Alberta.
We aspire to be an exemplary, powerful learning community, and we are committed to ensuring an inclusive, collaborative thinking culture.
WHY & HOW WE WORK
The School-Linked program encourages, respects, and supports our students, the school, and the community. We promote fun, safety, and learning to the highest standard. Our convenient and flexible out-of-school care programs offer students and parents solutions to manage time, learning, and life outside the classroom.
Above all else we are a team. Our School-Linked team works together, and alongside parents, to provide the best quality program for the children in our care. We believe in the 3 R’s to guide design and implementation of the program and curriculum: Respect, Responsibility, Right.
WHO WE ARE
Becca Ness - I've lived in Strathmore for 12 years and feel proud to call it home. I love the sense of community here and how everyone is so friendly and kind. I have been in the Early Childhood Education field for seven years and love the small impact you can make on a child’s life. Even if it is as simple as a smile, helping them learn something new, or making them feel like they belong. It brings me joy to know that I can impact a child in a positive way and get to be a part of their learning, and growing process. I am married and hope to have my own children in the future. In my spare time, I enjoy fishing, gardening, baking, camping, traveling, and hanging out with the cows at my in-law’s farm. I am very excited to be the Director of School-Linked and to see our “Linked Family” grow.
Penny Badder - I am so excited to be back at Westmount School as an Educator with the out of school program! I have an Educational Assistant Diploma and Alberta Child Care Worker Certification. I also have many years of childcare experience. Most recently, I have been working in the education field with GHSD. I am passionate about inspiring as many children as possible to succeed: socially, emotionally, physically, creatively, and academically, so they can become responsible and productive members in our community. I have had a strong connection with Strathmore for over 35 years and moved here 10 years ago with my husband and 2 beautiful daughters, now 10, and 14. I am excited to work with your child and help them achieve their full potential!
OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH GOLDEN HILLS SCHOOL DIVISION
School-Linked is proud to be an independently owned business, operating in partnership with Westmount Elementary School as part of the Golden Hills School Division (GHSD).
All partnership stakeholders recognize the importance of flexible, convenient, quality programs for our students outside of normal classroom hours. We are pleased to work together to provide valuable care to our students.