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Lakshmi

Lakshmi's childrenHome sweet home

Lakshmi jumped at the chance for her kids to return to St. Stephen’s child care

Quality childcare makes all the difference. Just ask Lakshmi.

“When my daughter Agneya was 6 months old, she started going to the Harbourfront Child Care Centre. We were worried about leaving her in the hands of unknown people. But as new immigrants and with both of us working, we had no choice. In less than a week, we saw how caring the staff were and how happy Agneya was there. But due to work circumstances, we had to remove Agneya from Harbourfront. It only lasted a little while but then we needed to find childcare again. When we heard about the new Canoe Landing Child Care Centre attached to the school close to where we live, we knew where Agneya and my son Jaitra would go.

"The Canoe Landing location saves us so much time and gives us so much confidence since it’s St. Stephen’s. We know our children are safe when we are at work, and staff always do different activities according to the children’s needs.

"While we’re at home because of COVID-19, I see that my kids are missing their play time and friends at the Centre. Coming back to Canoe Landing will be like coming home…home sweet home. I trust them more than any other child care centre.”

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