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Thursday August 20th, 2015

Posted at 7:10pm

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The John McGivney Children’s Centre has launched a newly redesigned child care program for children aged 18 months to five years. This distinctive program welcomes children with special needs, and those without, to grow together in an enriched, state-of-the-art setting. The inclusive model builds friendships between children of all abilities who motivate one another and learn through play.

“This newly redesigned child care program is the result of a realignment of our resources to better meet the evolving needs of families and to improve accessibility. What remains constant is a family-centered program with on-site resource support and with direct access to pediatric rehabilitation expertise for children who require that level of care for a fully inclusive experience. The business model for the program is a financially sustainable one for the Centre, but most importantly, is affordable for families,” said Elaine Whitmore, Chief Executive Officer.

The new program will be able accommodate a total of 32 full-time children in two classrooms, and will have the potential to expand up to 48 across three classrooms.

Full-time daily fees for the program are $45, and fee subsidies are available for those families who qualify. Enrollment will be split between children with special needs and those without.

Drop-in open house hours for families to meet the teachers, tour the classrooms and explore the courtyard playground will be held on Thursday, August 27th and on Wednesday, September 2nd from 9:30am to 11:30am and from 3pm to 6pm on both days.

Enrollment applications are available on the Centre’s website.

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