Our Team

Consulting Team-AMI Consultants

WMA invites AMI consultants to provide ongoing teacher training and parent education programs to ensure the quality and authenticity of Montessori and Mandarin curriculum. Our AMI consultants have more than 20-30 years of experience in both 0–3 years and 3–6 years old Early Childhood Education. They will evaluate our teaching principles and approach to ensure that WMA follows AMI principles and guidelines thoroughly. In addition, WMA works closely with Montessori Training Centre of BC and AMI Canada to provide continuing education to all teachers and assistants on a regular basis.

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Management Team

In Wonderworld, every child is loved equally but taught differently based on each of their personalities and paces of growth.

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Amy Perich

Head Administrator

Amy is the Head Administrator at WMA. After obtaining her Early Childhood Educator and Special Needs Diploma from Douglas College in 2007, Amy became an early childhood educator and was soon involved in school management. A passionate educator, she believes greater responsibilities in school management bring a greater impact on the children. She has overseen several schools during her 14-year career. In the past seven years, she operated a daycare centre, where she has built rewarding relationships with the children, families and staff. She believes efficient communication is vital to the smooth operation of a school. She is dedicated to providing the children with a safe, inclusive and engaging environment in which they can learn, play and thrive. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring new parks, beaches and hiking trails with her husband, her 3-year-old daughter, and their dog.

Pami Le Tallec

CASA Program Supervisor

Pami Le Tallec is the Supervisor at WMA. Originally from the UK, she moved to Canada in 2006. Pami obtained an AMI Montessori Primary Diploma and a Certificate in Early Childhood Education from the Montessori Training Centre of BC in 2016. She has experience working in a Montessori School as a head guide, in addition to implementing a Montessori environment at home with her son. She and her son love to explore nature within local parks and the beautiful hiking trails in BC. In her free time, she enjoys visiting new coffee shops and restaurants, reading new Children’s books, and various outdoor activities such as snowshoeing, camping and travelling. As a Montessori mom, she’s able to bring new Montessori activities and materials, that she has explored with her son, to the classrooms.

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Zina Yang

Infant and Toddler Program Supervisor
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Zina is an AMI Montessori Primary and Assistant to Infancy diploma holder. After graduating from UBC with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, she worked at BC Children’s Hospital, focusing on behaviours therapy for children and conducting neuroscience research. After giving birth to her child, she began searching for an educational approach to raising her child and came across Montessori pedagogy. She found that the Montessori method is radically different from others in that it builds the core of the individual child. Upon getting her AMI diplomas, she made the huge decision to become a Montessori teacher. She believes that childhood is the most precious and tender time in one’s life.

Our Teachers

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Tracy Yang

Primary Lead Guide

Tracy was born and raised in Burnaby and is excited to be able to work in this lovely community. In 2018, she completed her AMI Montessori primary assistant training conducted by Eduardo and worked for two years at a Montessori Preschool in Vancouver as an assistant. Then, she went on to obtain her AMI Montessori primary diploma and early childhood education certificate. She is passionate about the Montessori approach to education. She strives for each child to develop to their fullest potential and become individuals who are self-sufficient, compassionate and have the joy of learning. Some of her hobbies include exploring new hiking trails and collecting a variety of houseplants.

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Christine Chan

Primary Assistant

Christine started her Montessori journey in the summer of 2018. She completed both the Montessori primary the Assistant to Infancy assistant course in 2018 and 2019. Then, in 2020, she obtained her AMI Montessori primary diploma. She has 4 years of experience teaching 3 to 9 years old children classical ballet and 1 year of experience working as a Montessori guide. She believes that each child is unique and capable of learning and succeeding. After growing up in Macau, she moved to Canada in 2013, she loves dancing, painting, playing piano, riding her electric unicycle, and exploring the beauty of nature.

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Justin Cheng

Primary Assistant

Justin obtained his AMI Montessori Assistants Certificate from the Montessori Training Centre of BC in 2021. A fond history-lover, Justin holds a Master of Arts in History from UBC, focusing on Hong Kong and Chinese history and culture and a Bachelor of Arts in History from UC Berkeley. Before coming to Vancouver, Justin grew up in Hong Kong and had lived in Los Angeles and Berkeley, California. Justin enjoys playing with children. He plays piano, drums/percussion and volleyball and would like to share the joy of music and sports with them. He also loves reading and storytelling.

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Vivia Cheng

Infant and Toddler Lead Guide

Vivia is an Early Childhood Educator with an AMI Montessori primary diploma. She is currently enrolled in the AMI Montessori Assistant to Infancy training. She has worked with 2.5-4 years old children in a Mandarin and English-speaking daycare for over 2 years. Originally from Taiwan, she became a stay-home mom after taking her Montessori training. She and her husband applied the Montessori method at home to bring up their two girls, who are now 11 and 9 years old. She is grateful to have learned about Montessori education and had the chance to work with children. She is always amazed by what a little child can do with confidence. She is calm, patient, and a big family person. She likes baking and cooking at home with her family. She also enjoys playing board games with her family.

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Charlene Yu

Infant and Toddler Assistant

Charlene started her Montessori journey several years ago when she first volunteered in a friend’s Montessori preschool class. The experience led her to look up what Montessori is all about, and how it is different from other pedagogical approaches. She took her Montessori primary training, followed by her Assistant to Infancy training at the Montessori Training Centre of BC. Being able to work with children, see them grow and become more and more capable and independent is a rewarding experience for her. She enjoys reading, watching documentaries, and learning about nature, animals and anything interesting.

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Judy Chen

Infant and Toddler Assistant

Judy has successfully completed and obtained her Early Childhood Educator Assistant license. She is currently enrolled in the Montessori Assistant to Infancy training at the Montessori Training Centre of BC. She believes that it will help her to provide better guidance and support to young children. Before coming to Canada, she worked in a daycare center for international students. She is patient, responsible, and soft-spoken. She has two children, 6 and 3 years old. She is grateful to have them and loves to be around children.

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Alice Chen

Infant and Toddler Lead Guide

Alice is a Registered Early Childhood Educator and Infant Toddler Educator in BC, with more than eight years of infant/toddler teaching experience. She is currently enrolled in the AMI Assistant to Infancy training at the Montessori Training Centre of BC. She holds a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from UBC. As a mother and a teacher, in her spare time, she likes collecting children’s books and reading them to her daughter. She found that the Montessori approach is very impressive. She is amazed by how the Montessori approach supports children’s self-construction process and how it guides children to become confident, independent, and self-sufficient.

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Christine Miranda

Infant and Toddler Assistant

Christine has been a teacher for 10 years and has been an ECE teacher for 3 years in BC. She has extensive education and training in Early Childhood Development and Education. She is very passionate to work with children and truly enjoys helping children develop and grow. She continuously updates her knowledge so that she is better equipped to care for children. Her encounter with Montessori opened a new door for her and deepened her understanding of child development. She enjoys reading and learning about anything interesting. This love for learning and curiosity is what she wishes to share with the children she works with.