Hello, my name is Krystal Nowacki and I am the Toddler 1 Head Directress. I was born and raised in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Throughout my high school years in Canada, I volunteered at Manotick Montessori in the toddler classroom, both for volunteer hours and because I loved working with the babies. I graduated in 2004 from St. Mark’s High School on the honour roll and as an Ontario Scholar. I then went on to study Business Administration at Algonquin College for one year and then again returned to volunteer in the Toddler classroom at the centre's new location. Being more mature mentally, I had a deeper understanding and appreciation for the Montessori Method being put to use in the environment. Working with babies, I realized this is where my passion is. I enrolled in an Infant/Toddler Montessori Training Program at the Canadian Montessori Academy and began my course during the summer of 2006. In the summer of 2007, I received my full certification under A.M.I. (Association Montessori International).