Qualified and experienced staff

You'll notice as you read through these short bios that all of our teachers have Early Childhood Education Certification, and most have been with us for decades. You can trust that your children will thrive under their experience, professionalism and obvious love of teaching.

  • JULIA BENWELL - Director

    Mrs. Benwell started Tiny Treasures in 1991 and has served as our Director since that time. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree, and a Bachelor of Education Degree from Mount Saint Vincent as well as her E.C.E. Certification. She also serves as the Children’s Pastor of Spectrum Kids’ Ministry at Rock Church. She is married with two sons and a daughter.

  • gill davidson - head teacher, room 201

    Mrs. Davidson began teaching at Tiny Treasures 24 years ago. She obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition and worked in nutrition education for a few years. She has here E.C.E. Certification and as a "scientist" first and foremost, she enjoys challenging the children to think in investigative ways. Mrs. Davidson is very involved in the children’s ministry at her church and is married with two adult daughters and one grandson.

  • nancy weir - head teacher, room 202

    Mrs. Weir has been at Tiny Treasures from our beginning, that’s 26 years! She has her E.C.E Certification and serves as the Assistant Director of Tiny Treasures. She is a key leader in Spectrum Kids Ministry at Rock Church. She is married and has three daughters, two of whom have taught/substituted at Tiny Treasures. She has three grandchildren.

  • beverly doucette - head teacher, room 204

    Mrs. Doucette has been at Tiny Treasures for 23 years, coming to us from South End Day Care. She has her E.C.E. Certification as well as her Certification as a teacher with Music for Young Children, and has taught music in her home studio for 26 years. She is the head teacher in the  nursery for one year olds, "Creepers", at Rock Church. She is married with three adult sons, an adult daughter and is a grandmother of seven.

  • marilyn slawter - teacher

    Ms. Slawter has been teaching at Tiny Treasures since 2007. She has completed her E.C.E. certification and enjoys volunteering as a Spectrum Sunday School Teacher with the Primary Class at Rock Church. She is Mom to three adult daughters and Nanny to seven beautiful grandchildren.

  • Connie Valdron - teacher

    Mrs. Valdron has been with Tiny Treasures since 2004. Before this time, she worked in daycare in Ontario and had her own child care business. She has completed her E.C.E equivalency and enjoys volunteering as a Spectrum Sunday School Teacher. She is married and is the mother of two beautiful girls.   


    We're pleased to have Mrs. Auton back with us after a short break. She has been teaching at Tiny Treasures since 1998. Lori earned her Bachelor of Arts from Saint Mary's University and completed her E.C.E. Certification. She is married and has four adult children, all of whom attended Tiny Treasures when they were young.