Sunflower Child Care Centre joins Andrew Fleck Children’s Services

April 2, 2019

Sunflower Child Care Centre joins Andrew Fleck Children’s Services

The day we have been waiting for has arrived, Sunflower Child Care Centre is now a program of Andrew Fleck Children’s Services! We are thrilled to welcome the children, parents and amazing team to the Andrew Fleck family.

The Board of Andrew Fleck Children’s Services (AFCS) recognizes the importance of maintaining early learning and care capacity in the non-profit group sector. The Board of Sunflower also recognizes the importance of this issue and came to the decision that its goals will be best accomplished by amalgamating with AFCS. Both agencies recognize the importance of good governance, working in partnership with families and community and valuing each staff member.

About Sunflower

Sunflower is a non-profit, parent involved co-operative childcare centre that opened in 1971; in January 1998 the centre moved to their present location, in the CMHC building complex, at 700 Montreal Road. Sunflower offers a bilingual Toddler program for 15 children, an English Preschool program for 16 children and a separate French Preschool program for 16 children. Although not an official Bilingual centre, parents have the opportunity to interact with their children’s educators in the language of their choice. As part of the partnership with CMHC and NRC, families of CMHC, NRC and federal government employees are given priority to spaces.

About Andrew Fleck Children’s (AFCS)

Established in 1911, Andrew Fleck Child Care Services is one of the oldest and most diversified not- for profit, charitable, multi-service early learning, child care and family support organizations in Ontario. AFCS intends to continue to offer quality and accessible early learning and care in the CMHC building and to maintain a licensed capacity based on community need. With the addition of Sunflower, AFCS will be providing licensed group early learning and care in 8 locations across the City of Ottawa.

We know that together we will continue to offer a quality early learning and care experience.

Kim Hiscott
Executive Director
Andrew Fleck Children’s Services
600-700 Industrial Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1G 0Y9