Why your family will love Maven Lane
Nolan Bassett attended our French preschool program before moving upstairs to the French Immersion program at Beairsto School. He recalls warm and helpful educators, and having fun with the stations and activities. Nolan has continued on through the district’s French Immersion program and looks forward to being fluent in French in travels after high school. Nolan is also an accomplished musician, playing trumpet for the W.L. Seaton Secondary School band and the bass player in the alternative rock band Amistad. He enjoys songwriting and sharing music with others.Nolan Bassett
Carson Bassett attended our French preschool program. He remembers having fun with his peers and the friendly educators introducing him to a new language. Carson continued on in the school district’s French Immersion program and he looks forward to being able to speak French in work and travel as an adult. Now a student at W.L. Seaton Secondary School, Carson is a competitive cross-country skier who recently competed at the BC Winter Games and the 2014 Cross Country Canada Ski Nationals. Carson is also the drummer behind the alternative rock band Amistad, which has performed at various local events, including the Sunshine Festival.Carson Bassett
Alicia Hill was in our child care and early learning programs from the time she was eight months old until she entered kindergarten. She remembers learning through play at stations, the role model educators (Miss Sara and Miss Hollie) that she still has a relationship with today, and going from being a very shy toddler to an outgoing one who didn’t want to leave. Alicia’s time at Maven Lane (then NOCCS), led her to become more confident and independent—qualities that have helped enable her to succeed in karate and earn a black belt. Alicia, a member of the Canadian Martial Arts team, has medaled at national competitions and competes internationally. Today, when she’s not busy training, competing or studying, she enjoys teaching karate to children.Alicia Hill
Simmy Sidhu attended preschool and child care at Maven Lane. One of her memories about that time is strolling from the centre at Beairsto School to see the historical murals painted on the sides of buildings, and happening upon the mural painter, Michelle Loughery, at work. In addition to scores of other meaningful field trips, Simmy is thankful for the lessons she learned about respect and common courtesy, and for having great preschool role models (one of her educators was Hollie Henderson, now our executive director). Simmy is now about to graduate from high school with plans to earn a business degree, become a lawyer and, eventually a judge. During her Grade 12 year, she was crowned Princess Silver Star, and she is proud to be an ambassador for Vernon.Simmy Sidhu
Kelsey Anderson spent her early years attending preschool, child care and school age care in our original location at Beairsto School. She has fond memories of her preschool educators Miss Barb and Miss Janis, both of whom Kelsey has kept in touch with to this day along with other Maven Lane caregivers. She remembers their encouragement and the endless opportunities to explore and create. Kelsey went on to become a Canadian rhythmic gymnast, earning a spot on the Canadian National Team in 2011 and representing Canada in international events such as the 2013 World Universiade in Kazan, Russia, and the 2011 World Universiade in Shenzhen, China.Kelsey Anderson
Connor Glennon attended our popular French preschool program where he met his best friend, discovered a love for Canada’s second language and enjoyed field trips to places such as the bowling alley and the waterslides. Connor went on to study in the French Immersion program at Beairsto School. Today, at just 14, Connor is living in Vancouver where he billets with another family so he can play soccer through the Vancouver Whitecaps Residency program. He looks forward to using his French when his team plays tournaments in Quebec and Europe, and later as a professional soccer player with athletes from around the world.Connor Glennon
About Maven Lane
Maven Lane began its legacy of nurturing Vernon children in 1994. Over the years, our parent-driven, non-profit organization has grown to provide child care and early learning for hundreds of children in a warm, inspiring and safe environment.
We’re proud of our reputation for giving children a foundation for success with leading-edge learning philosophies, unique programs, skilled educators and a sense of community. Today, we offer a range of infant toddler, 3-5, preschool and school age care programs from our neighbourhood in the heart of Vernon.