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Babysitting Instructors

Each course run at our centre is led by one of the two following instructors:

Diane Rurka – Diane is a mother of three. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Recreation Administration, specializing in Community Development, which she obtained from the University of Alberta. Diane has lived in St. Albert for over 30 years; for about that same length of time, Diane has taught this Alberta Safety Council two-day course here and in other communities, such as Sturgeon County and Edmonton. Diane loves swimming, dogs, travel, and fine food.

Maureen Fiebich – Maureen moved to St. Albert from Barrhead in 2015, where most recently she was substitute teaching as well as working as coordinator for the regional EcMap initiative, a program established by AHS to develop supports for families with preschool children. Maureen currently offers some language and literacy tutoring in her home with children in the early grades. She is a graduate of the University of Alberta (Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Education) and has spent the last 20+ years with her own kids and teaching elementary school (grades K-4).

Maureen on this course: “The babysitting program at CIVC is such a good one – thorough, practical, hands-on. We emphasize the valuable service the students are offering and the tremendous responsibility they are assuming when they babysit. Without exception, I have been so impressed with the students’ maturity and motivation to learn all they can.
Makes my job as instructor so rewarding!”