​Our Staff

Leah Penner

Hello! My name is Leah and I am the Program Director! I graduated from Mount Royal University in 2013 with my Bachelor of Child Studies degree, Level 3 certification and my Children's Mental Health Certification. With more than 8 years experience working with children, I truly believe that children learn through play. This helps them make connections in all aspects of the world around them and teaches them to be unique, active members of society! I also strive to make (and have) an open and positive relationship with all the staff and families we serve.

So if you're looking for care for your kids- I would love to meet you!

Rhonda Jordan - Interim Program Director (maternity leave position)

Hi! I'm Rhonda. I've worked at the Sundre Daycare since August 2016. I love my work and really enjoy working with all of the children. I want to make a positive difference in their lives! Ms. Rhonda is certified as a Child Development Assistant.

From Management: Ms. Rhonda is always smiling and the children really respond to her warm nature. Ms. Rhonda's warm, happy personality makes her very approachable for all of the staff, parents and children. Ms. Rhonda is also our Lead Preschool teacher and loves to see her class learn and grow! Did you know she is also teaching them French? C'est Fantasique!

Rebekah Wilde - (currently on maternity leave)
Hi, my name is Rebekah. I grew up in Sundre. After I graduated high school in 2009 I began working in private child care. This convinced me that working with children can prove to be very rewarding, so I started here at SDC in October 2010. I then received my Child Development Assistant certification in
December 2010. I can’t imagine myself working in any other field. I love my job and enjoy working with such great children and staff every day!

From Management: Ms. Bekah is absolutely amazing with our little ones (her group is the Infant/Toddler group) The activities that she plans with them show exactly how in tune she is with their needs, likes and wants! All of our littles LOVE her and she is a true asset to our team!

Markus Mjolsness

Hi I am Markus and I am 23 years old. I am a single father of a son who will be 3 soon. My son attends The Sundre Daycare and loves it! I graduated from the Sundre High School in 2014. I love working with the kids in our Valley Kidlets Program.


From Management: Mr. Markus' enthusiasm, and exuberance is contagious! The kids at our before and after school program absolutely adore him! His energetic and happy personality motivate the kids to be happy and positive as well. You can find Mr. Markus in or out of the classroom, on the playgorund actively playing with the kids, a good game of "Grounders" is always a fun thing with the kids!

Shyanna Melcher

Hi my name is Shyanna. From a young age I have always been drawn to babies and toddlers. While all the other kids my age were playing at the park, I'd stay home to help with the babies, and I'd always offer to babysit. I always knew I wanted to work with children! I love my job!

From Management: Shyanna's caring and positive personality make her a huge hit with all the kiddos at the daycare! Her endless patience with the little ones is truly remarkable. The kids like Miss Shyanna as much as she likes them! 

Shyanna is also our Interim Assistant Program Director,

Soleil ​Rothenburg

Hi, my name is Soleil. I have just recently joined our wonderful staff. I am born and raised in Sundre. I have received my Level 1 certification in early childhood care. I have previously worked with children, both babysitting and and assisting in running a day camp program at the Sundre AquaPlex. I love working with children and am so happy to be here!

From Management: Soleil has been a definite asset from the start! She is not afraid of hard work and loves the little ones! She is always willing to lend a hand wherever it is needed. Her endless energy and upbeat attitude are much appreciated and the littles just adore her!

Jocelynn Wilson

Hi I am Jocelynn. I have been working at the Sundre Daycare for about 6 weeks, and I absolutely love it! I love being apart of the learning process and seeing the kids hitting their developmental milestones.

From Management: Miss Jocelynn works in both classrooms, wherever she is needed most. She is not afraid to pitch in and help wherever she is needed. You can find her reading a story to the kids or helping to cleanup when needed.She is definitely an asset to the team.

Jade Wilde

2020 Sundre Daycare

Sundre Daycare Centre

#5B, 96 - 2 Avenue NW
P.O. Box 1498
Sundre, Alberta T0M 1X0