Ashley Rosser
Ashley Rosser
Ms. Ashley is a co-founder/owner of Munchkin Academy Preschool. She has her Bachelor of Elementary Education with a Major in Mathematics from Wayne State University. She had 7 years of teaching experience, 6 of those years being in a full day PUF Preschool program, before deciding to take on a new adventure in building and developing Munchkin Academy Preschool. She believes in learning through play, exploration and hands on activities… even if that means getting messy! Ms. Ashley competitively swam for 10 years including at the NCAA level. She likes to keep fit and active with her two boys. One of her boys graduated from Munchkin Academy in 2019 and is now attending grade school, and her youngest has joined us in our Junior Kindergarten class. Ms. Ashley loves coming to school everyday and watching all the little Munchkins learn and grow!
Carrie O'Reilly
Carrie O'Reilly
Ms. Carrie is a co-founder/owner of Munchkin Academy Preschool. She has her Bachelor of Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies from the University of Calgary. She had 5 ½ years of teaching experience, 4 of those years being in a full day PUF Preschool program, before deciding to take on a new adventure in building and developing Munchkin Academy Preschool. She believes in a hands on approach to teaching and encourages learning through play and peer interactions. Ms. Carrie grew up playing competitive hockey, including at the semi-pro level, and continues to play in a women’s league in Calgary. She currently has a son attending the Junior Kindergarten program and a 1 year old son who keeps her very busy! Ms. Carrie loves coming to work everyday and watching the little Munchkins learn and grow!
Elselijn Huber
Elselijn Huber
Ms. Elselijn has been with Munchkin Academy since opening day in November of 2017. She has her diploma in Early Childhood Development from Mount Royal University. Ms. Elselijn has several years experience with teaching preschool including programs at the Genesis Place in Airdrie. Ms. Elselijn loves interacting with the kids, teaching with a hands on approach and being present in the moment. Ms. Elselijn has been a great addition to the Munchkin staff and the kids adore her!
Hannah Watson
Hannah Watson
Ms. Hannah joined the Munchkin staff in September of 2019. Although she is a new staff to Munchkin Academy, she has been a part of our program since we opened in November of 2017 as a member of the I’m For Kids Team program. Ms. Hannah joined our school bringing a ton of experience in working with children as she spent several years working with I’m For Kids Team, as well as teaching dance to young children and was also a Nanny over seas for a few years. Ms. Hannah is fun, loving, and extremely outgoing. She loves teaching through song, dance, and movement, and you will often find her busting a move in the middle of programming! This past year, Ms. Hanna started a new career in semi-permanent/permanent make up and her business Belle and Brow by Hannah is thriving. In her spare time, Ms. Hannah is a competitive dancer, dancing for the Calgary Stampeders and the Calgary Roughnecks.

Our Philosophy

KidsTempAt Munchkin Academy we believe that the preschool years are essential to a child’s developmental progress as they embark on their elementary school years and beyond. We offer a high quality early childhood experience and provide a structured yet flexible learning environment. We believe that structure promotes trust within the children as they are better able to predict each day. At Munchkin Academy, we use the FunShine Express Fireflies Curriculum as well as the Jolly Phonics Curriculum to target all of the preschool standards. We understand and acknowledge that all children learn differently and it is our responsibility as educators to explore all teaching options and respect every child’s individual needs. We believe that play based learning in a healthy and safe environment promotes a fun and imaginative setting that all students can learn from and gain many fine and gross motor skills. Parent involvement is part of our program and it is our belief that if we all work together as a team each child can reach their full potential during their preschool years.