Our Staff


Hi, my name is Lori Doucette and this is my seventh year as Director of the Gulf Shore EYC. I graduated in 1987 from Holland College with my Early Childhood Education diploma. My family of six lives in South Rustico. Over the past 26 years I have run my own daycare out of our home, I have worked at UPEI Daycare, Rocking Horse Daycare, Winsloe Daycare, and at Gulf Shore Kindergarten as a SNA. I thoroughly enjoy my job. The love and energy that each child brings to our Center is unique. I believe that each child is a gift, and when we get to know and watch each child grow, we unwrap a special layer and their unique qualities shine through. It is an honor and a privilege to touch these little lives and to help them develop strong self-esteem, respect and curiosity.



Hi, my name is Gayle Forrester.  I live in New Glasgow with my husband, Tony and our son, Keyth.  We live on a farm with our dog Meg .  I have been working in the field as an Early Childhood Educator for over 20 years.  For 16 1/2 years, I had an in-home daycare program with children ranging in ages from 4 weeks to 11 years.  I graduated in 1990 from UPEI with a Bachelor of Science degree with a minor in Home Economics.  In December 1990, I received my Early Childhood Education Certificate.  I started working at the Gulf Shore Early Learning Center (as it was first called) when it opened in September of 2011.  At the time, I worked with the 2-3 year olds.   As of October 2012, I began working in the infant program here at Gulf Shore. I like to incorporate baby sign in my daily practice.  I thoroughly love my work here and look forward to helping your child(ren) have a fun and comfortable day.  When I’m away from work, walking Meg, reading, knitting, crocheting, quilting and spending time with our family and friends.


Hi, my name is Jenna Nicholson. I graduated from the Human Services Course at Holland College in 2012 and have been working at the EYC as an Early Childhood Educator ever since. I received my ECE diploma in January 2015. I live with my fiancee in Mayfield. When I am not at work I enjoy working out at the gym, running,  shopping and hanging out with my friends and family. It is a privilege to work with such amazing families and children.

Hi, my name is Tammy Pineau and I live in South Rustico with my husband on a horse farm. I have two grown children, 23 & 19. I was born in Monhesse Korbecke Germany and lived on several army bases in Canada. I moved to PEI from Petawawa Ontario several years ago. I graduated from Holland College with my Early Childhood Education which is a 2 year program and currently have my supervisor’s certificate. I have 30 years’ experience in the field working in daycare’s, after-school care, family resource centers, running my own after school program and also a Nanny. I absolutely love educating and helping to mold the minds of our future citizens. My job is so rewarding! My hobbies are travelling, walking, movies, reading and hanging out with my friends & family.


Hi, my name is Janet Pineau. My husband Berry and I live on the St. Patrick’s rd. We have two sons Ryan and Ronnie, three grandsons and two daughters-in-law. I recently became the cook at the EYC, I used to work at a seniors home around old folks. A change but a good one. When I’m not working, I enjoy life and I love to cook & clean.


Hi, My husband (Ken) and I are bringing up our grandchild, Chase, and that is how I became involved in the Center. I retired from my long career of 30 years with the Canadian Union of Public Employees in 2007. Our grandson was born in 2009 and we, once again, became parents (grand) to a little baby and began to raise him. He began attending the Gulf Shore EYC in 2012 and continued on until he began kindergarten in 2014. While he was attending, I volunteered my time at the centre and began to do a bit of substituting when the opportunity arose. In 2014, when he attended kindergarten, I became a bit bored at home and began to spend a lot of time at the EYC. When the job of Administrator became vacant, I took it on as a volunteer position for a few months to try it out. I am now a hired employee working between 15 to 20 hours a week and am enjoying it very much. If anyone has an issue with an invoice, payments, etc., please do not hesitate to contact me at the Center. I would be most happy to assist you. Sincerely, Joan Peters