Hello, and Welcome!
My name is Ingrid Hein and I am the owner, creator and teacher of The Kids’ Country Club, a beautiful Reggio Emilia inspired and nature based eco-friendly nature school!
I believe in giving children the best early learning experience possible, which includes a nurturing environment, a loving teacher, adventures in the woods, and giving the children many opportunities to connect with nature and learn about all the different wonders it has to offer.
Everything about The Kids’ Country Club has been created with the utmost thought, love and attention to detail. I enjoy planning and implementing a rich inviting environment both indoors and outdoors, setting the stage for joyful learning and encouraging each child to sparkle with self-confidence.
I received my ECE Diploma with honors from Mount Royal University and began my career at The Alberta Children’s Hospital, teaching little ones in the hospital’s specialized preschool program. Each year my passion for working with children and their families continues to grow. I truly love and enjoy being with and teaching young children. My mission is to spark their love of learning and to inspire a deep appreciation for the natural world!
I have the following credentials:
Early Childhood Education & Development Diploma - Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB
Level Three Early Learning & Childcare Certification - Alberta Children Youth Services
Relax Kids Yoga Certification - Oxford, England
Level Three Forest Kindergarten Teacher Training - Vashon Island, Washington, USA
Outdoor Teacher Education: Open the Door to a Greener Space - Victoria, BC
Levels 1 & 2 Child Behaviour Certification – Dr. Gordon Neufeld, Vancouver, BC
Eco-Healthy Childcare Program Certification – Oregon Environmental Council
Child First Aid & CPR Certification
Police Clearance & Intervention Record Check
I am a proud member of The Canadian Association for the Education of Young Children (CAYC), The North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA), The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and The Southern Alberta Preschool Teachers Association (SAPT)