A Passion For Children And Experience With Their Care

Welcome and thank you for taking an interest in the Islington Village Child Care Centre.

I am thrilled to be a part of this special and unique community as I begin this journey and share with you my dream.

Years ago, my experience began through volunteering in kindergarten classrooms and community camps.  At a young age, I was eager to be certified in babysitting and sit for neighbourhood families.  I also worked in the daycare at Bally Matrix Fitness Centre for years.  The birth of my sister Christina when I was only 14 years old gave me years of hands-on experience in nurturing a newborn and encouraging the development of a young child.

With the decision to follow my passion and pursue it as my career, I furthered my vision and enrolled in college.  I am an ECE Honours graduate from Humber College, a program I enjoyed thoroughly.

From 1998-2011, I was co founder, co owner and operator of Maple Preschool. Through thirteen years of experience in executing and maintaining my own centre I was able to build a wealth of practical knowledge which I bring to the Islington Village Child Care Centre.

Family owned and operated, our centre has been designed to meet the needs of your family.

I am proud to reside in the Humber Valley Community and I have 3 children of my own.   I truly understand the importance and challenges of maintaining a “happy home”.   Knowing your children are in good hands is priceless. We strive to create an environment where parents feel a sense of comfort when they bring their children to our centre and continue on with their daily agenda.

I believe balance is an integral part of a child’s early development. At Islington Village Child Care Centre it is our goal to create a safe environment where children are nurtured and have fun.  Play based learning and jolly phonics are integrated into the program to ensure educational stimulation, preparing children for the next phase of their learning development.

Our objective is for children to build up self esteem and inner confidence.  These basic, yet essential tools are imperative for a child’s future.

I thank you again for your interest. I am certain that your requests and requirements will be met and maintained at Islington Village Child Care Centre.

Kind Regards,

Julia Meffe, RECE


Hi all! Thank you for your interest in our centre, our programs and our staff. I have spent over a year as the Supervisor at Islington Village Child Care Centre. Prior to my supervisor role, I was in a busy toddler room for about a year, working alongside terrific room partners. Since my first day at Islington Village, I knew this was a place that I had envisioned myself in, as an educator; the warm and welcoming atmosphere, the knowledgeable staff, and the wonderful families is what drew me to the centre!

After completing the Early Childhood Education program at Conestoga College and registering with the College of Early Childhood Educators, I moved to Toronto and obtained a position as a nanny right away. Although my time with the family was special, and a wonderful stepping stone, I knew I wanted to impact the early learning field on a grander scale. I pursued Islington Village as a top organization, because of their glowing reputation within the community. And now, almost three years later, I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the success of our children, the bonds between our families, and the inclusive and engaging program we’ve created.

Thank you again for your interest in Islington Village.


Justyna Iskat, RECE


“ While we teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about “.

Welcome to Islington Village Child Care Centre. I am fortunate to be a part of IVCCC family and more than happy to share my journey as an educator.
As a person, I was always very indulging with kids and this made me study them more and I ended up pursuing my diploma in Early Childhood Education. In 2016, I graduated with honours from Humber College. After my education, I got the opportunity to put my passion into action at IVCCC; I worked for two years, in a busy toddler room. After two years , I got the opportunity to grow within the organization as an assistant supervisor and take part in the management role.
As a prospective educator, I wanted to teach my children beyond play and focus on helping young children meet their development milestones. At IVCCC, I was able to do so with our highest quality care, supportive management and genuinely nurturing and energetic caregivers. IVCCC is an educational influence in a clean, organized and safe environment which continuous cultivate and nurture authentic relationships between children, adults and community.
I am highly honoured and blessed to be a part of such a family.


Priya Gill, RECE