Back in 1976, Linda Lowe recognized the need for quality childcare in Pakenham. The warmth and stability of Linda’s childcare service quickly established itself, just as the need for quality childcare in our community was ever-increasing.
By 1983 Linda’s childcare services had evolved into a provincially licensed, Non-profit corporation, owned by the parent members as directed by Linda Lowe and the Board of Directors.
Between 1983 and 1989, the daycare expanded from its previous enrollment of 24 children to a new capacity of 79 children between the ages of 6 weeks and 12 years.
The Linda Lowe Daycare Centre continues to grow and to provide a stimulating program for our children in a happy, safe environment. It is a place where children can develop to their potential at their own pace.
For all members, it is our home away from home.
The aim at the Linda Lowe Daycare is to provide a stimulating environment and program that enables each child to develop emotionally, creatively, socially, physically and intellectually. A child is entitled to opportunities to satisfy these needs and to develop these abilities in an environment, which fosters co-operation and a sense of responsibility and order.
The centre attempts to meet the unique needs of the child within the context of the whole group. The centre also attempts to recognize the needs of children, teacher and parents. We supplement and compliment parental care and values, while seeking to provide a loving, learning environment in a home away from home atmosphere.
The Linda Lowe Daycare Centre is located in the heart of Pakenham and is firmly rooted in our community, both geographically and emotionally. Our building on Isabella street is a warm, clean environment with a dedicated full-scale kitchen and 5 distinct classrooms and enclosed 3-section yard.
In Pakenham, we are lucky to be in the centre of many excellent school boards. Currently, we bus to 4 area schools. These schools are:
- St. Joseph’s (Arnprior)
- Walter Zadow (Arnprior)
- R. Tait Mackenzie (Almonte)
- Holy Name of Mary (Almonte)
Many of our children also attend Pakenham Public School, where our school age program is located. These children walk to and from school each day with their caregiver.