St. Stephen's Community House participants

Farrah Lee

Farrah LeeFarrah Lee

Devoted to early learning

“When my daughter Carly turned one, we started looking for childcare. It was difficult to find a spot and waitlists were long. Luckily, one of our relatives told us about St. Stephen’s childcare centres that were close to our home. And that made it easy when we also needed care for our younger son, Darian.

When our kids are in their care, we don’t worry while we’re at work. The early childhood educators teach essential communication skills. I’ve seen the positive changes in our kids’ development… from non-verbal communications, like a hand gesture to say they were done eating, to simple words to full sentences. And our kids have fun while they’re learning: Darian’s favourite is the drama centre and they both love reading time.

Staff are passionate about each child’s development and enjoy seeing kids grow and develop. For us, staff helped with the kindergarten registration for the King Edward School. It made a seamless transition for Carly when she left the 91 Bellevue Centre to join the one at King Edward. She loves coming back to 91 Bellevue when we pick up Darian. He’ll be ready for kindergarten next year and I know the change for all of us will be easy.”

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