I just dropped my daughter off at her daycare and am still basking in the warm fuzzy glow of contentment…no, not from finally being free to have grown up time (although THAT’S a plus- really I’m still at work, and not floating on an air mattress with a cold beverage in hand like I’d much rather be…) but more because I am so happy that she’s in a safe happy place with really nice people that she loves, about to have a fantastic day and I don’t have to worry for the next 8 hours about whether or not she’s missing me.
The Sea to Sky Corridor is an amazing place to raise children, and there certainly are many of them around. Walking around, you clearly notice the young tend to dominate the demographics here in Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton. And as such, there are incredible community resources in place.
On Friday May 11th, the good folks at Sea to Sky Community Services are hosting a Children’s Health Fair at Brennan Park Leisure Centre from 10 am to 1 pm. Covering everything from immunizations, bike helmets and car seat safety to community resources.
Following that, on Saturday May 12th, the CCRR (Child Care Resource and Referral) are also organizing the Child Care Open House Tour- where many registered child care providers in town are opening their facilities from 9 am until noon, for local parents to come by and check out their properties. Such a great idea! (Contact them for info…)
The SSCS offers an incredible array of family resources, including organized playgroups, a “library” of toys and books you can actually borrow for up to one month, and a buffet of workshops and support groups for parents.
We’ve also got a great selection of indoor play areas, such as Tumblewoods and Whistler Core for Kids , as well as the local Brennan Park and Meadow Park recreation centres. The outdoor play areas are simply too numerous to mention.
A member of the Facebook Squamish Speaks site recently posted: “I see an army of parents raising a generation of the happiest, healthiest, most beautiful children you could ever hope for, children for whom things like cycling, skiing, climbing and paddling are as natural as breathing.”
How amazing is that?!
Yes, I am most certainly pleased with our choice to raise our daughter in this community. And I cannot wait to see what type of person she will grow up to be.