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Hi, I'm Juli, Owner and Licensee of Kentville After-School Program and Little Pumpkins Inc Early Learning Centre  in Kentville. 

You will find her in her office doing paperwork, marketing, out playing with the children, reading books, helping in the boot room or with lunches, snacks, painting, fixing, plunging, you name it she does it!

Juli took over Little Pumpkins Inc in June 2018 after a 10 year career as a marketing consultant, Kentville After-School Program followed in 2020. Armed with a Bachelor of Science in Psyc/neuroscience focused on child development, she LOVES her job and has a passion for raising compassionate, confident and capable children who are our future inheritance of our earth.

Outside of work you will find Juli crafting, making custom designed clothing, mugs, framed pictures etc, traveling to visit family and spending time with her husband Geoff, three boys (ages 16, 8 and 6), 2 dogs and  a cat in their Kentville residence.

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Hi, I'm Stephanie, Director at Kentville After-School Program & Little Pumpkins Inc Early Learning Centre in Kentville. 

I graduated and received my Early Childhood Education diploma from NSCC, kingstec in 2014, where then I joined our wonderful team of teachers at at Little Pumpkins  and later joined the team at KASP once opened in 2020. 

 I believe children learn best through play; giving them time to explore, create, discover, & be messy!  One of my favorite quotes is  “Take chances, make mistakes and get messy!” by Mr Frizzle.

My time outside of LP & KASP is spent with my husband and our 4 cats. We like to go  visiting family/friends. I like to read, do diamond art paintings and relaxing.  I love and enjoy everyday spent with all the children at both our programs. 


Hi my name is Danielle, I am the assistant director at Little Pumpkins and the Kentville After-School program along with the lead ECE teacher at KASP.

I graduated from Early childhood Education in 2015. I have a real passion for children and learning with children. I enjoy being outside and getting messy! In the past, I have worked  with the school board starting out as an Educational Assistance and then working my way into a job with the pre-primaries. Before working in the school board I worked at an after-school program for three years and truly enjoyed the school age children! Almost 3 summers ago now,   I got the opportunity to come back into a childcare center and have enjoyed every minute of it! I love to get messy and have fun with the children. 

Adrienne Duguay

Dustin Sellars

Hi my name is Dustin Sellars, originally from New Brunswick, from a small community called Blacks Harbour. I love to travel on my spare time, mostly because I love learning about different cultures but also exploring the beautiful scenery our earth gives to us.

 I am currently studying Early Childhood Education through Nova Scotia Community College, with being a kid to heart, it makes me enjoy this profession even more. I am very happy to announce that I will be joining the Kentville After School Program, with bringing forward my interest and connections to the children, to also being a role model and a support system for families in need. 

One quote that has stuck out to me from jumping into this field is from Maria Montessori, she stated 

 “ It's the process, not the product.” 

Understanding that no child should be judged on what their creative minds have introduced to the world, but acknowledge on how they did it. 

Candice Robichaud

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