(403) 686-1074 A non-profit, play-based playschool serving Calgary for over 45 years

Mrs. Christy Neil

Mrs. Neil has always been passionate about learning. She completed her Bachelor of Education at the University of Calgary and also holds a Bachelor of Science in Natural Science, as well as an Honours Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism. She taught at Westmount Charter School for several years, then made the decision to stay at home to take care of her 3 children. After enrolling her own children in Wildwood Playschool, serving as the Board President for two years, and also as the substitute teacher, she became the 3-Year-Old Program Teacher in 2015.

Mrs. Neil and her family can’t get enough of the outdoors, and she loves to spend her spare time hiking, biking, camping, skiing, canoeing, and gardening. She’s also keen on reading, baking, knitting and sewing, and is an animal lover who currently has 2 dogs, 2 fish and a hamster. She is continually coming up with new and creative ways to share her hobbies with her students, and loves thinking up activities to stimulate their naturally creative and curious instincts. Preschool-age children are her favourite age to teach, and she especially loves their enthusiasm for dancing, singing and pretending. She feels most inspired watching the children’s eyes light up after they’ve tried something for the very first time, or after doing something really cool all by themselves. She strong believer in the value of play, and never hesitates to get messy right along with the kids! She absolutely loves her job, and takes pride in helping the children discover that learning is exciting and joyful, and in getting their educational journey off to a great start in a positive and nurturing environment. The Wildwood Playschool families are so fortunate to have Mrs. Neil! Mrs. Neil is certified in Child Care First Aid and CPR, and continually takes advantage of professional development opportunities. You can contact Mrs. Neil at 4teacher@wildwoodplayschool.ca