Parkway Daycare celebrates 35 years

Parkway Daycare celebrates 35 years
TOWNSEND—The staff at Parkway Daycare celebrated 35 years on Thursday, October 13, 2022. Above, 3-year-old Odette Carruthers enjoys working on a dinosaur puzzle as her teacher Amber Willman (left) and parents Brittnee and James Carruthers look on.

By Sheila Phibbs

The Haldimand Press

TOWNSEND—When the former Hartford Church of God relocated to Townsend, the new church was intended to serve not only as a place of worship on Sundays but as a childcare facility throughout the week. That multi-purpose approach continues and Parkway Daycare is celebrating 35 years of providing childcare to the community.

Parkway Daycare follows a holistic approach, offering different environments and learning experiences in its infant, toddler, and preschool programs. The non-profit organization is governed by a volunteer Board of the Directors. Board Chairman Jo Flicker explains that, as a non-profit, they are “not in it to make money. What gets charged goes back into the centre for wages and operating costs.”

Flicker attributes much the success of Parkway to the staff and the core values they exemplify. She states, “We don’t have a lot of turnover…. We have a great relationship with our staff.”

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