Awards & Certifications

Preston Early Learning Centre supports professional development. Staff members attend training sessions, get involved in community development, serve on counsels and boards, and even win some awards along the way.

Lisa Leibel, Executive Director has received the Chrystal Revitt Award of Excellence as a Multi-Site Director.



PELC hosted a province wide professional development event with Daniel Hodgins in 2015.

Five staff attended the World Forum on Early Learning & Care to present on multi-site organizations.

Sent two of 25 Saskatchewan educators to the Reggio Early Learning Study Tour in Italy in May 2015.

Sent two staff to Forestry School Training in 2016: one to New Brunswick and one to Calgary, Alberta.

Sent four staff to Boulder Journey to learn about documentation and the Reggio approach.

Debbie Mercier, Whitecap Director, is the past Chair of Saskatoon Federation of Early Learning (SFEL).

Louise Hill, Willowgrove Director, is a past chair of SFEL.

Lisa Leibel, Executive Director, is a past chair of SFEL.

Angela Brooks, Stonebridge Director was on the Board of the Fairhaven School Community Council and currently Jennifer Pirot, our Fairhaven Director sits on this council.

Linda Taylor, Preston Director, is active in her community of Clavet on the rink & figure skating boards. She was instrumental in developing the preschool in Clavet.

Our teachers are required to have their Early Childhood Education Certificate (one year) or Diploma (two years).


Lisa Leibel, Executive Director, has been a presenter at the World Forum in Puerto Rico, presenting on multi sites, attending Reggio Emilia to learn more about the Reggio approach that we are implementing at PELC.