Our Teachers

At Happy Corner we are lucky to have teachers who are committed to providing excellence in early childhood education. They take their work seriously and truly incorporate the principles of our philosophy into each activity. HCP is a Parent Involvement Preschool, and in accordance with our regulations, we always have a parent on duty in the classroom to assist the teachers. Parents who attend preschool for their “duty days” will find they learn a great deal from our teachers, particularly in terms dealing with difficult situations without compromising respect for the child.

Jiwon Huang

I am so excited to be a part of the Happy Corner Preschool family. My journey as an ECE educator began when my son was born 17 years ago. I was inspired by my son as he was shaping his view of the world around him in his early ages. It sparked my passion for Early Childhood education, children’s literature and love for children. I believe it is important for our future to provide a great education experience for our children and families. Learning through exploration and play becomes the fundamentals of a curious life long learner. And when parents and teachers work together as a team, children naturally learn the values of co-construction as we build our community together. That is why I am so thrilled about our Parent Involvement Preschool. I graduated with a bachelor of Literature and Education In Korea and received my ECE Certification at Capilano University. I had the privilege of working at the Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House and Kiwassa Neighbourhood House as Supervisor and ECE educator for over 6 years. Besides my passion as an ECE educator I love creating stories and characters for children. I have been writing and creating the Sean Awesome series and published two children’s books with Simply Read Books Publishing in Vancouver . I also perform puppet shows and share my stories online. I enjoy visiting schools volunteering as an author to teach children about storytelling and creating characters. I have been living in Vancouver for 20 years or so, happily married with my husband and we have an only son Sean, who is the inspiration for my books. I write every day and practice hot yoga, reiki and meditation. Meditation is an important part of my life! I would love to help other people and make a meaningful contribution to humanity. As a great big Happy Corner Community, your family and ours, I look forward to having a beautiful journey together. Shall we begin?

Shivonne Prasad-Saroya

I am so happy to be beginning my journey at Happy Corner Preschool. I have been in the field for over 11 years and have worked in daycares, junior kindergartens and preschool.  Teaching preschool is where my heart is.

I am passionate about early learning and providing experiences and opportunities that foster not only a child’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical skills but also each child’s individuality and self-confidence. Creating positive experiences, memories and a safe, fun and welcoming environment for children and families of all ages and abilities is the focus of all of my programming. 

When I am not teaching, I enjoy reading, watching movies and exploring the city with my family. 


Our oldest child is in his second year at Happy Corner and he just loves going to preschool. We definitely plan on sending our younger child when the time comes. It’s fun but they also learn a lot.

– Lisa S.

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