Management Team



We have an extraordinary team of care-givers for “our kids”

Our team of Early Childhood Educators are trained to provide the best care for your child while at our centre. We believe that children learn and develop best through play activities, appropriate role modeling and positive reinforcement. Our staff take the time to get to know all the children and attempt to develop an open and trusting relationship with each child.

We also believe parental input and support are important to ensure consistency between home and the day care environment.

Shuswap Day Care Society Manager

Karen Bubola,

Early Childhood Educator, Infant & Toddler Educator, Special Needs Educator

Karen has been working with Shuswap Day Care Society since December 1993. Her dedication to providing a safe learning environment for our children is well known in Salmon Arm, and has elevated Shuswap Day Care Society to one of the most respected day care centres in the region. Karen enjoys the daily challenges and rewards that come with working one on one with the children in the various programs the society offers, as well as ensuring the society continues to operate successfully. Over the years Karen has built many strong relationships with our governance board of directors as well as with numerous community organizations and professionals to benefit the society.  


Shuswap Day Care Society Assistant Manager

Heather O’Brien

Early Childhood Educator

Heather has been working with Shuswap Day Care Society since March 1996. She assists Karen in all administrative duties as well as works in the various programs the society offers. Heather has her Class 4 Unrestricted drivers license and is the principal operator of the Society’s 24-passenger bus. She is responsible for ensuring all of the out of school children are picked up from school daily, as well as drives for the various programs taking children on field trips throughout the year in our community. Heather enjoys working with all ages of children and strives for building meaningful relationships with each and every child.