Archived — Marco Rioux

Year: 2013 — Province: Québec

Certificate of Achievement Recipient

Coin des Lutins, Saint-Zotique inc.
215 34th Avenue
Saint-Zotique, Québec J0P 1X0

Contact info
Telephone: 450-267-3087

Type of setting: Daycare for children ages 18 months to 5 years

Philosophy of care

Marco Rioux is an outstanding motivator encouraging the children, his colleagues and members of the community to act. He never hesitates to point out each child's unique qualities and pushes them to perform tasks enabling them to improve their understanding and competence in the most difficult situations.

Support of child development

  • Mr. Rioux aims to foster mutual assistance among the children by giving them responsibilities specifically for helping children presenting with special needs. He has also created a rotating "conductor's" role to enable each child to develop self-confidence.
  • Every day Mr. Rioux completes a communication notebook in which he writes his observations of the children's behaviours over the course of the day and progress made in the various areas of their development. He discusses his observations regularly with the parents.

Involvement with parents, families and the community

  • Following training from CAA Québec, Mr. Rioux participates every year in promoting child car seat safety. He organizes the activity for his day care as well as for other daycares in the Coin des Lutins group (approximately 250 children).
  • Mr. Rioux also organizes Father's Day activities with games and physical challenges. His presence is often a window for new parents and through his dynamic activities, he successfully encourages them to become more involved in the day care.

Rave reviews

Mr. Rioux' days spent at the Coin des Lutins are much more than mere work days. His daily tasks seem to be a true passion for him and this is reflected in the children's happiness and excitement to go back to their day care day after day.


Always in touch with the children, Mr. Rioux is a role model in our community both inside and out of the Coin des Lutins.

Federal Member of Parliament for Vaudreuil-Soulanges

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