Last updated: August 6, 2020
Our goal is still to re-open our full day programs at FCCC LCVI and Loughborough on September 3rd, 2020. As with the before and after school programs, we will begin offering spaces for those programs during the week of August 10th. FCCC Rideau Heights and Lancaster will also be increasing their operating capacity for September 3rd.
Hello FCCC Families!
Olive of us miss all of you!
Corny jokes aside, I have had the privilege of working with most of our staff at all our sites. I know they are missing our FCCC friends and are looking forward to seeing you as soon as we can.
Most of you know I like to try new things and experiment. This years summer project is vertical gardening in pallets. That will keep me busy, keeping the squirrels out of them!
I hope you are all staying safe and taking this time to connect with your beautiful families. I miss the preschoolers running to my room for hellos and hugs and peeking my head over to see the cute toddlers. My amazing babies are probably growing so fast and I'm sad to have missed some of the milestones I'm sure they have reached. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone in September!
June 22, 2020
I would like to take a moment to share my retirement news with you. Last January, I made the decision to retire from my position with FCCC as the Program Administrator and little did I know that I would not be able to complete my tenure as planned, due to COVID-19. It is a bittersweet time to say goodbye to the children, families, and colleagues. I have had the privilege to provide care to so many children and I thank you for allowing me to be part of their lives! I look forward to this new chapter of my life and wish you joy and health.
Sandra Lopes, RECE
To all of my Littles at FCCC Loughborough, I MISS YOU SO MUCH! I hope you are all having a great time with your families. I really hope we can see each other again soon. I so look forward to all of my daily hugs from each and every one of you. Cora and I have been singing many songs at home just waiting until we can sing them together again. I also have a special new wooden Three Little Pigs set that I absolutely cannot wait to share with you all. My lovely friend Katie is making all of our favourite stories for us to play with when we return!!
I hope that you all get a chance to enjoy the nice weather as it approaches and I’m looking forward to the day that we will all be outside going for walks and playing hide and seek again!
I wish everyone well, stay safe and enjoy some fresh air. Please give your kiddos a big hug from me. I hope to see you all soon!
"Hello to all the families at FCCC-LCVI. I hope that everyone is happy and healthy during this difficult time. I am missing all of my good morning hugs from the children and I'm especially missing all the smiles and stories. Hopefully we will see each other soon. Until then I'll be thing of you all. Take care and be safe".
Hello to all of my friends from FCCC-Loughborough, I miss you all very much. I know that it has been a very difficult time and that it is hard not seeing your friends. I hope that you are all keeping busy going for walks, bike riding, baking, building forts, doing crafts and so much more. I have been doing a lot of reading, going for walks, organizing the house and now with the warmer weather I'm starting to work on the flower beds and vegetable garden. Boone has been "helping" me, he's great at digging, lol. While I've been walking I've noticed a few painted rocks with words of encouragement or inspirational quotes. I thought it would be nice if we did this as a group. So if you're interested, paint a rock and put an encouraging word or quote on it. The next time you are out for a walk put it where others will see it. Maybe we could also put a yellow paw print on it (Loughborough Lions) , that way if you see one, you'll know it's words of encouragement from a friend. I hope you are all staying safe and that we will see each other soon, until then enjoy this time with your families and know that I am thinking of you ❤️
Hello everyone !
I hope everyone is staying safe.
I haven’t been to busy, I’ve done some baking and I’ve gone on a lot of walks with my dogs.
I can’t wait to see all your smiling faces and hear about what you have been up to.
Lots of love
Hello my friends hope you're having fun with your family.I miss you all.
I miss you asking me what's for lunch and snacks and when you knock on the window to wave and say hello when your outside playing.
Will see you soon.
In early March our hearts were sadden by the sudden loss of 30 year Frontenac County Childcare Centre Board Member, Patricia (Trisha) Purvis. Below is a beautiful tribute by her fellow Board Member Nancy Mercier.
“As you know, Trisha passed away unexpectedly and peacefully in her sleep. I would like to thank Carol for taking the time to call each one of us to share this very sad news in her very kind and compassionate manner.
Another thank you also goes to Cathy for sending each of us the link from the James Reid Funeral Home to help keep us connected in our grief and give us a way to share our sympathies with Trisha’s family.
Many of you have already read the lovely tribute that Trisha’s sons wrote. As her sons state, Trisha was an inspiration to her family and friends for thriving as an independent woman. FCCC was very lucky the day 30 years ago, when Trisha go involved on the Board of Directors.
A skilled and effective leader, she treated everyone respectfully and equitably. The hours she spent in this endeavour are staggering - preparing for meetings, learning new information, supporting management, building relationships with all stakeholders, negotiating collective agreements, attending workshops and meetings, participating in the hiring process - are to name but a few of the tasks she cheerfully took on.
She had a vision and built the FCCC Board into a professional, well functioning group who made informed decisions and were fiscally responsible.
She embraced change while championing best practices and encouraging confidence.
She was a genuinely kind and lovely person, who may have been small in stature but not in might.
She will truly be missed”.
Hello Lancaster Families! I hope everyone has been staying healthy and happy during this time. I have been spending lots of time with my family playing board games, going for walks, watching movies and trying new recipes. I’ve also been enjoying lots of painting and reading. I wonder what you have been doing together? Miss you all and looking forward to lots of hugs soon! Kandyce
To our amazing families at FCCC- LCVI, I hope you are all safe and in good health and finding fun creative ways to spend your days. I am missing our time together! I miss seeing the children's beautiful faces and all the fun we had together, on our daily adventures. I look forward to the time when we can be together again and I can give you the biggest HUG!
Take care and stay well!❤
Dexter wanted to see what I was doing lol. I have been busy baking, watching movies (yes, I re-watched Avengers) and reading (of course)! I’m really missing everyone at Lancaster, I will be very happy to see everyone when we get back to After Care. You all know I truly believe you guys are THE BEST ❤️!
Take care, get plenty of fresh air, stay healthy and look forward to the future
Sending positive thoughts to all of you