About Us

Meet Our Charlottetown & Summerside Certified Childhood Educators


Our Story

Tiny Tot  Early Years Centres offer child care at four separate locations. The Tiny Tot Kensington Road centre has been licensed since 1972, Rainbow has been licensed since 2003, and Tiny Tot Pope Ave has been licensed since 2006.

We are a family oriented business with a strong emphasis on parent and educator communications.

We provide our child care in bright, roomy buildings with large outdoor facilities for playtime.

Transportation for field trips and community activities are provided by our centres. With fully certified educators on staff, all programs are designed specifically for age-appropriate development.

Our Team

Tiny Tot / Rainbow Early Years Centres are proud to have Directors with many years of experience in child care, education and leadership training.

Our Educators have diplomas/certificates in Early Childhood Education and/or Human services.

All staff are required to have First Aid and CPR, WHMIS, Food Sanitation Courses, also require Vulnerable Criminal Checks.

Each location is equiped with an AED machine.

Our qualified staff  have many years of experience and continue to enhance their professional development with ongoing training sessions throughout the year to provide the safest and developmentally appropriate practices for all children.

Our Directors Are:

Pam Barrett
Director of Tiny Tot Early Years (Kensington Road)

Hi, My name is Pam Barrett and I have been in the Early Childhood field for 35 years and  employed with Tiny Tot Early Years Centre for the past 26 years. I have a diploma in Early Childhood Education from Holland College. I have also attended numerous workshops and conferences to keep current of any changes or new learning strategies within the Early Childhood field. I am familiar with working in all age groups, but have spent the majority of my teaching within our Pre-Kindergarten program as well as our School-Age program.

I am currently enrolled with UNB in the Bachelor Of Education in Early Childhood Degree Program.

I hosted a school-age workshop titled “Too Cool for Daycare” in November 2011 for educators who were involved in after school care.  I currently live in the Charlottetown area  and have two children and two grandchildren.

Melanie Cochrane
Director of Tiny Tot Early Years
(Pope Avenue)

Hi, My name is Melanie Cochrane and I am the director at our Tiny Tot Pope location. I graduated from the Holland College, Early Childhood Care and Education program in 2006. I have spent my career working with infants-kindergarten, the majority of it being an infant educator. I began my journey with Tiny Tot in 2012 as an infant educator. I love to provide  fun, and engaging learning environments for children and am a huge fan of sensory play and field trip experiences. Building relationships with families is something that I am very passionate about, and I am so grateful for the opportunity to educate families’ most precious little humans. I love being a part of our childcare sector and have spent the last 8 years on the Early Childhood Development Associations board of directors. I am married with 2 children.In my spare time I love being with family and friends and chatting all things alternative health and wellness.

Patti Gallant
Director of Rainbow Early Years (Summerside)

My name is Patti Gallant. I am married with two beautiful children.

I graduated from the Early Childhood Care and Education program at Holland College in 2001 and am currently enrolled with UNB in the Bachelor Of Education in Early Childhood Degree Program.

I have been in this field for 22 years, spending 12 of those years as an Early Childhood Educator at Rainbow and now currently in the Director position.

Dorraine Arsenault
Director of The Mount Playtime Daycare Centre

My name is Dorraine Arsenault.
I have been the Director of The Mount Playtime Daycare Centre  for just over five years.
Previous to that, I was Owner/Director of Playtime Daycare Centre in East Royalty for thirty seven years.  During that time, I experienced the many aspects of owning and operating a small business, interacting with pre-school age children of all ages and seeing their families grow through the stages of life.
I received my Diploma in Early Childhood Education at Holland College and continue to attend workshops and courses as a way of keeping up with the ever changing trends in the field of Early Childhood Education.
Becoming part of The Mount Continuing Care Community has been a rewarding and learning experience for both myself and the children.  Seeing the interaction between the residents and the children always brings a smile to my face.
I live in St.Catherines with my husband and my dog Cooper. I enjoy spending time with my adult children and my grand-daughter Ava.

Hours of Operation

6:30AM to 5:30PM

Methods of Payment

Cash, Cheque, Post Dated Cheques, E-Transfer

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