Debbie Ruckstuhl - "Miss Debbie"
Preschool Supervisor ECE
Bonnie Galloway - "Miss Bonnie"
Preschool Assistant

Little Minnows Staff:

Miss Debbie: I grew up in the Trenton area where I attended St. Peters Elementary School and Trenton High Secondary School. I graduated in 1972 and went on to take Early Childhood Education at Loyalist College. After graduating in 1974 I was employed by Toronto Social Services and worked in daycare until 1988 when I returned to my home area. I started at Little Minnows in 1988 and have enjoyed every moment of the 22 years that I have been here. I am grateful to have had these two amazing opportunities to work with children and families.

Miss Bonnie: I have been married for twenty-two years and am Mom to two children, now 18 and 20. Both kids attended Little Minnows Preschool and I sat on the Board of Directors during this time. I also ran a home daycare and as our children moved on to Prince Charles Public School, I joined the Parent Council, volunteered in classrooms and worked on fundraising events. In 1999 I joined the staff of Little Minnows Preschool and I LOVE my job! I also work as a part-time enhance support staff through Family Space at the MFRC Daycare and am a Sunday School teacher with King Street United Church. Working with children is a big part of my life and gives me great pleasure.

Parent Testimonials:

Little Minnows is a wonderful preschool. It was a part of my family’s life for 3 years. My 2 children loved every moment there. The environment is a very safe, energetic, loving and nurturing one where each child is made to feel special. The teachers bring out the best in our children, build their self-esteem to help them prepare for kindergarten. We are extremely grateful for our experience there! – Christine Quick

Little Minnows Preschool has been part of a stage in mine and my children’s life that I hold very dear to me. My children have not only gained confidence and independence, they have developed wonderful friendships and an enormous amount of love and nurturing from Debbie and Bonnie. I recommend them to everyone that I know and as a childcare provider and a ECE, there isn’t anywhere else that I would have sent my three boys. – Kaley Davy