The Gillespie Family is a small crew with big hearts. Justin, 11, and fraternal twins Mariah and Marlena, 8, have been enrolled at a QELN member facility for the past nine years – each starting at two-and-a-half years old. As they were welcomed into the open arms of the facility’s expert staff, their mother Sue knew that she had made the right choice for her kids.
The decision was clear – the centre would be my support network
“My choice was made at a time when there were limited options for accessible licensed day care.
I took a tour and immediately felt that this was the beginning of a potential growth opportunity for my family. As a sole parent, I felt very well received and knew that the decision was clear. The licensed child care centre would be my support network for assistance in providing secure and trusted care for my children.
Over the course of nine years our family has been enrolled in camp and before and after school care programs. The care is second to none. The staff provides an enriching and respect-driven environment with the leadership of positive male and female role models.”
The strong health and safety protocols ease anxiety
“The centre definitely has an impact on my children and me. As I began my path as the sole adult in our home, I was so thankful that my children had a fantastic place to spend their day learning and interacting with children and goal driven adults. I am also very appreciative of the incredible nourishment. There was never a day when my children came home claiming to not have had enough to eat. Meals were given a cultural structure that is very well remembered by the children.
I have found the incredible support never ceases. Justin has some health challenges and the staff has been fantastic in supporting his needs. Their strong emergency protocols and instant communication with me has definitely helped ease our anxiety.”
We need to acknowledge these accessible, respect-driven programs
“The way these programs continue to go forward is by people coming out and becoming an active part of the group. Over the years, my children have been exposed to unbelievable opportunities that are out of reach for many people. We definitely need to acknowledge these accessible, respect-driven programs in our community and help them continue to grow.
Thank you for caring for my kids!”