Archived — Christine MacLeod

Year: 2013 — Province: British Columbia

Certificate of Achievement Recipient

Wee Kids Family Day Care
7418 - 118th Delta
Delta, British Columbia V4C 6G4

Contact Info:
Telephone: 604-596-3619
Email: Wee Kids Family Day Care

Type of setting: Family childcare for 1 – 12 years

Philosophy of care

"I can't" attitudes don't have a place in Christine MacLeod's day care. MacLeod works with her children to always find a way to succeed. She takes the time to engage directly with parents daily, regularly shares resources and information about local workshops, and offers support and guidance.

Support of child development

  • MacLeod offers a range of activities to get children of all backgrounds and ages interacting with one another. Children are taught to look out for each other and genuinely care for their community.
  • One of MacLeod's children received a Rotary Club award for his intervention in a bullying situation.
  • MacLeod organizes a annual coming-of-age trip to her cottage for her children. Together they develop a budget, create a food plan, establish a route and determine entertainment for their car trip.

Involvement with parents, families and the community

  • MacLeod and her older children participate as a team in the Canadian Cancer Society's Relay for Life. They raise awareness and participate in fundraising events to celebrate survivors and remember loved ones who had cancer.
  • MacLeod organizes regular "Moms' Night Out" evenings throughout the year to establish open lines of communication between moms.
  • For the last two years, MacLeod has been investing in a plot at the local community garden to work with the children to map out the garden, shop for seeds, and plant and cultivate the garden.

Rave reviews

Over the past three years, I have experienced firsthand Christine's dedication to, and affection for, children. Despite my children presenting several difficult challenges at Wee Kids, she never gave up on them or us as a family.

Parent

Over the past few years, we have seen tremendous growth in [our son]'s emotional, social and cognitive development. We know that this is in many ways a direct result of the expertise and care Christine has provided to both him and us as parents.

Parent

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