Sharlene Jackson and Shawnee McConchie are co-owner/operators and educators at Wonderland Childcare in Norton. Wonderland staff’s deep commitment to early learning and use of effective practices is evident in everything they do. Learning is integrated into every activity. Activities are fun and creative for the children and encourage prosocial behaviours such as the importance of working as a team. One parent commented, “…it is an amazing feeling to walk into a daycare as large as Wonderland and feel that your child is safe and has a sense of belonging.”
Parents describe an incredibly positive learning environment where differences are celebrated. Wonderland strives to include each child physically, academically and socially while respecting dignity and the need for accommodations. Parents of children with exceptional needs place their complete trust in the staff knowing their children will be given the opportunity to shine.
Staff maintain on-going communication and update parents daily. It is not unusual for parents to receive pictures of their children engaged in various learning activities. The positive relationships built by staff provide opportunities for the children to practice social skills in real world situations. The education and support provided by staff of Wonderland Childcare is perhaps best expressed by one parent, “What more could a parent ask for? People who care, understand and want the best for your children.”
Congratulations to Sharlene, Shawnee, and the staff at Wonderland Childcare!