About Discovery Castle Academy

  • Our Philosophy

    – To provide a safe, loving environment where children can grow and be challenged in all developmental areas, which will aid them to become caring and self-governing individuals.

    – Each child is unique with unique background experiences, interests, characteristics, and abilities. Children learn in different ways and at different paces. A Child must have an environment that is caring, trusting and fosters learning.

    – Our Educators will recognize individual differences, plan for and adapt instructions to meet the individual needs of each child. Educators must provide a secure, success oriented, positive atmosphere that will foster a desire for, and the pursuit of, lifelong learning, which will focus on the growth and progress of each child.

    – Children need to learn to recognize and appreciate the special qualities of all individuals by listening to one another, by helping one another to solve problems and by learning from one another, so that a true sense of individuals within a community develops.

    – Proper Nutrition is also an important asset to a child’s development. That is why our snacks, fruits and food are carefully chosen to be healthy and highly nutritional. We provide only organic fruits and all natural snacks. We do our very best to avoid any food, which includes preservatives and/or artificial flavors or colors. We refrain from warming up foods in plastic containers.

  • – We believe that children excel in an environment that is safe, secure, supportive and loving. An environment that offers challenges to aid at their developmental stages. Every staff member will model appropriate, respectful behavior towards all children and adults alike. Every staff member will acknowledge each child’s feelings and demonstrate appropriate behavior, words and actions. Staff will also establish simple, age appropriate and developmental practices to ensure every child achieves success. All guidance techniques will be practiced in a respectful and positive manner.

  • Lida Madarshahian

    Lida Madarshahian is a childcare professional and the Executive Director of Discovery Castle Childcare, a company with two locations in North Vancouver, B.C., In British Columbia. Licensed childcares must comply with the Community Care and Assisted Living Act and the Child Care Licensing Regulation. Lida’s primary role is to create and maintain the best possible environments by managing the childcare facilities to the highest standards and ensuring they meet or exceed all government regulations. Lida takes pride in the great reputation of Discovery Castle Childcare.

    Originally trained as an elementary school teacher, Lida has specialized in childcare with ages ranging from infant to preteens. She has earned an Infant and Toddler Certificate and an Early Childhood Care and Education Certificate, both from MTI Community College in Vancouver, B.C.. In addition, she possesses an Emergency Childcare First Aid CPR/AED Certificate. These credentials, combined with years of experience working with children, enable her to provide the best care.

  • Our Staff

    • Mona
      Manager of Pre-School Facilities
    • Hyunjoo (Jay)
      Early Childhood Educator
    • Reika
      Early Childhood Educator
    • Tasha Neufeldt
      Music Instructor
    • Annabelle
      Infant & Toddler, and Early Childhood Educator
    • Marten
      Music Instructor
    • Emily
      Early Childhood Educator