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Picton early childhood educators honoured for ‘Raising the Bar’

Congratulated for delivering excellent quality learning and meeting high standards were: (far right) Marg McConnell, of Prince Edward Child Care Services' Day Care Centre along with supervisors of childcare programs, Michelle Lloyd, of Amherstview Daycare; Ann Vernelli, of Millcreek Childcare Centre; Ange Sunstrum-Kid’s Club House; Cherilyn Eves-Lamplighter Preschool; Steacy Fenwick-Huffman- Camden Community Daycare and Heather Mason.

Prince Edward Lennox and Addington Social Services marked the 11th anniversary of Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day recently.
Supervisors were honoured for participating in “Raising the Bar” in providing a high quality, inclusive childcare environment.
“It is recognized that the implementation of the full-day kindergarten program will have an impact on child care programs,” says Pam Kent, supervisor, children’s services with PELASS. “As the four and five-year-olds leave the childcare system to enter full-day kindergarten, the childcare centres will refocus their programs to serve younger age children. Raising the Bar is an important community initiative that will enable all childcare operators to come together and share best practices, and continue to implement new standards and policies that will improve the service available to parents.”
The presence of a “Raising the Bar” certificate is a sign the program is committed to maintaining provincial regulatory standards, as well as local community standards.
Early childhood educators recognized for their commitment to maintaining a high level of professional develpment were: Jillian Blemkie, Denise boos, Lori Clark, Robyn Cowan, Karen Dunlop, Sharon Evenden, Cherilyn Eves, Steacy Fenwick-Huffman, Michele Fretts, Sandra Henderson-Todd, Jennie Hill, Karen Jeffrey, Danielle Jolly, Becky Kavanaugh, Lindsey Kelford, Michelle Lloyd, Rebecca MacDonald, Krista Markland, Heather Mason, Marg McConnell, Mary Jane McLachlin, Lisa Mercer Burrows, Lindsay Morkem, Kim Morton, Lee Quann, Stacey Scott, Patricia Simpson, Melissa Slack, Stacey Stanford, Erin Thomson, Marie Watson and Katie Way.

Learn more at Prince Edward Child Care Services

Children learn through play, example and interaction with their peers. Staff are professionally trained to provide a variety of activities and materials which encourage self-expression and healthy development.

Licensed Child Care for ages 0 – 12 years.

Pre-School Program

Each of our half-day preschools is licensed for children from two to five years and follows the school calendar. Parents are asked to provide a healthy snack. All programs are located in elementary school classrooms to help familiarize children and their parents with a school environment.

Queen Elizabeth Preschool – Queen Elizabeth School, 35 Barker Avenue, Picton

Bloomfield Preschool – Pinecrest Memorial School, 27 Corey Street, Bloomfield

Lakeshore Preschool – CML Snider School, 240 Main Street, Wellington

Before & After School Care

Each of our school-age programs is licensed for children from 3.8 to 12 years and follows the school calendar. Care is available on non-instructional days and school holidays at Prince Edward Day Care.

Queen Elizabeth School-Age – Queen Elizabeth School, 35 Barker Avenue, Picton

Pinecrest School-Age – Pinecrest Memorial School, 27 Corey Street, Bloomfield

CML Snider School-Age – CML Snider School, 240 Main Street, Wellington

Full, Half & Alternate Day Care

Prince Edward Day Care – 10 McFarland Court in Picton

Birth to 12 years • Monday to Friday, 7am – 5:30pm • Full, part-time, hourly and occasional care • Nutritious snacks and lunch provided • Licensed under Day Nurseries Act

Relief Care

We realize that there may be circumstances where families and caregivers require relief care to meet the individual needs of their families.  This care will be assessed on an individual basis and costs will be determined based on the requirements in each case.  Contracts will outline the commitment and costs.  Relief Care can be arranged by calling the Centre to arrange a consultation

For more information please contact


10 McFarland Court, Picton, Ontario, K0K 2T0
Tel:613-476-8142 Fax:613-476-4052

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