1123 Westwood St
Coquitlam BC V3B 4S4

Contact Info
Phone: (604) 474-2662
Email: Westwood@academicsprek.com

Academics PreKindergarten Westwood

School Hours

SundayClosed
Monday7:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday7:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday7:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday7:00am – 6:00pm
Friday7:00am – 6:00pm
SaturdayClosed

About
Academics offers an innovative curriculum-based program, Academics EDGE, for children between the age of 10 months to 5 years old. Academics EDGE is structured learning through investigation, experience and purposeful play, that focuses on promoting the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development of each child.

Our program is consistent, built upon scientific research and modelled around internationally acclaimed and accepted teaching tools.

Monica Hayer | School Director
As an Early Childhood Educator for over 15 years, I have always enjoyed working with children, watching them learn and reach developmental milestones. I’ve been called a “natural nurturer” because I love providing children with the care and affection they need. Now, after having two children of my own, my determination to provide quality learning and care for our young future generations is even stronger.

Coaching team members and building new relationships with families are just a few of the things I really enjoy about my role. I am also a nature and fitness lover. I look forward to growing more with our children as they teach us new things each day!

Favourite quote:
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
– Albert Einstein

Meghan Menzies | Director of Operations
I began my journey at Academics PreKindergarten Westwood in May of 2018 as a teacher in our PreK 1 program. From there I became a Lead Teacher of PreK 1 and later on moved to a PreK 2 classroom. I am now working as the Director of Operations for the school and loving every moment of it. 

Working with children has been a passion of mine since my own very first day of preschool. I have been working in the field for over 10 years, in a variety of settings, enjoying every moment! I hold my Early Childhood Educator and Special Needs Educator certifications, as well as a current First Aid Certificate. I have enjoyed doing numerous Early Childhood Education workshops over the years and expanding my knowledge to better help the students I work with. I have spent time working with all ages from 0 to 5 in a child care setting, as well as working as a behavior interventionist doing one on one therapy.

So far I have had an amazing experience at Academics PreKindergarten and I look forward to many more memories. Getting to know each child and family is a privilege that I cherish each day. If I have not yet had the opportunity to meet you and your family, I cannot wait to do so soon!