Message From our Executive Director
Welcome to our newly designed website!
I would like to extend a warm welcome to each of you. St. Gabriel Child Care, a non-profit centre first opened its’ doors in 1989. Over a generation of children have come through our doors, developing into academically-prepared, confident, kind, enthusiastic leaders of tomorrow.
We expanded our services by adding a Before and After School program for students 4 years of age to 12 years of age at St. Gregory the Great in 1997, at St. Clement Catholic Elementary in 2012, and St. Margaret Mary in 2013. As licensed facilities under the Ministry of Education, we have the capacity to provide care to 389 children. Child initiated, teacher supported play is an important component of our program as it creates an engaging learning environment. Children are encouraged to listen to each other, share ideas, learn, and use problem-solving skills daily. Just as children are encouraged to collaborate, so too are our parents. Open and regular communication amongst parents and staff helps to ensure a successful program for all children which ultimately, we hope, helps each child reach their fullest potential. We encourage parent participation and look forward to seeing parents at our special events, AGM, parent engagement opportunities or possibly as an active member of our Board of Directors. St. Gabriel Child Care is governed by a Board of Directors made up of dedicated parents, professionals and community member who volunteer their time and expertise to be part of the team of St Gabriel Child Care Centres. The mandate of the board is to make sound business decisions for the whole organization while governing the corporation.
It has been our pleasure and privilege to serve Woodbridge families for the past 28 years and I cannot wait to see where our journey will take us next! I invite you all to contact me at any time if you require assistance in any way!
I congratulate you on your choice to have St. Gabriel Child Care Centres inspire and educate your children.