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Valerie Ann Sterling

Community Development Specialist
Welcome to Kindergarten


Valerie is a certified early childhood educator; teacher; consultant; project manager; former president of the Association of Public Health Agencies of Ontario (alPHa); member, Board of Health Section of all the Health Units of Ontario; former member, City of Toronto Board of Health and, Chair – North Region Local Health Committee; elected member of the Council of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario and Chair of its Discipline Committee; member, Board of Directors of the Toronto Centre for the Arts; Education Convener, University Women’s Club of North York.  

Valerie has been a strong advocate for more than twenty-five years of early child development, fostering strong partnerships and building community capacity to provide support systems for young children and families. She has initiated, developed and implemented early childhood programs, early intervention projects, teacher education programs, coordinated readiness to learn research initiatives (UYE and EDI) and established many partnerships. Valerie has been recognized for her work with Distinguished Service Awards by the Association of Public Health Agencies of Ontario, the Toronto District School Board, the City of Toronto, the Association of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario and the Federal Government. Valerie has always worked to support a society that honours children by working together with communities and all levels of government to improve outcomes for all children and their families.