I am Rhydima Deshpande, the principal and a preschool and after school teacher at Play Loft. I have a BA in Early Childhood Education, and I am currently pursuing my Masters degree in Early Childhood Studies from Ryerson University, completing in spring of 2019. As a RECE, I believe that children learn best in the context of engaging hands-on activities and real experiences. My daily focus is to create an inclusive environment where every child is seen as equal and is respected and treated as an independent individual. As Play Loft’s principal my daily responsibility is to ensure that all the teachers are a true testament of Play Loft’s philosophy of learning.