Our Little Story

  • OPENING DAY

    In 1976, the Windsor Day Care first opened its doors in the basement of the Oddfellows Building on King Street in Windsor.

  • NONPROFIT STATUS

    On February 2, 1976, the Windsor Day Care Society registered as a nonprofit society.

  • TWO YEARS LATER

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    In 1978, the teachers and children moved to the former Glad Tidings Tabernacle Church, which had been converted into two main levels as well as a private side residence.

    The basement housed the Coordinator’s office and nutritional prep area and kitchen, as well as a large area for older children to gather and play. The main level was wide and open (the former congregation), a small stage, and several interconnected rooms, and was where the toddler and preschool children gathered.

    The Windsor Day Care operated from this location for 34 years.

  • 57 LITTLE PEOPLE

    When the new facility was being built in 2012, there were about 57 children registered at this location and many more waiting on a list for childcare.

  • NEW FACILITIES OPENED

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    Image: Chronicle Herald.

    Beginning around 2008, the daycare staff and board had a vision of a new, custom-built facility that could better serve the community and provide more families with necessary childcare.

    After many years of fundraising and hard work, on May 1, 2012, workers from Avondale Construction broke ground at the new Victoria Street property behind the Windsor Regional Library. In October of that year, we opened the doors of our new Centre and 80 children.

  • 80 LITTLE PEOPLE

    Our new facility is licensed for up to 80 children per day in a beautiful daycare centre. We can now offer infant programming, and with the addition of our part-day programs we often have upwards of 120 children registered.

  • 18+ TEACHERS

    Nearly all of our staff are either registered Early Childhood Educators or are working on their certifications. We have 14 full-time staff, including a full-time nutritional planner, and several casual or part-time Educators.

CALL FOR STORIES

Were you a daycare family? Any community organization serving for over forty years amasses an incredible amount of history. We are gradually compiling stories and anecdotes about our Centre, which has supported thousands of local families over the years. If you have an anecdote, photo or story, we’d love for you to share it with us. Please drop by the daycare, or send them along to our web manager here with our thanks!

HISTORY OF DIRECTORS

We are proud to showcase our Directors, who are so critical to the success of our nonprofit organization:

Heather Cochrane

Executive Director 2015 – present

Sue Spencer

Assistant Director 2016 – present

Former Directors

Amie DeLeavey, 2014-2015

Patricia Post, 1990-2014

Gail Bowes, ? – 1990

Jeannie (Chambers) McDonald, 1976 – ?

WHY WE’RE GREAT

WHAT PARENTS SAY

“So happy my lil one attends
Such a great place to learn and laugh
Wela’lioq/ Thank you to the Centre and all the staff”

TAMMY MUDGE

“the windsor day care is an amazing place u r not just sending your kids to a day care its a family the staff treat the kids like there own n love n care for thim as a family would just stop in and u will see what a great place this is with amazing staff.”

BEVERLY CARD

“The Windsor Day Care provided both my children with exceptional care. Over the years I was happy to become involved with the daycare at its board level, and during my time there worked with an excellent group of volunteers and staff. Both my children and I learned a lot over those years, and I’m grateful to the dedication and nurturing staff for their never-ending efforts.”

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