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About

Mission
To provide a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment where children will grow physically, emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually to their full and unique potential while supporting families within the local community.

Motto
"Loving to learn, learning to love"
This undergirds our unique and intentional philosophy of promoting a positive learning and growing environment for all children while emphasizing developmental programming in cognitive, social, emotional, spirirtual, and physical growth.

Our Values
We value each child as a unique gift from God. Our goal is to establish positive relationships, so that each child develops respect for others and self becoming a confident and empowered member of our local community.

"Behold, children are a gift from God." Psalm 127

"Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain one once we grow up." Pablo Picasso

History
Plans for Friendship Corner Daycare (Montessori) have been envisioned since 2004. Through the efforts of the members of Friendship Baptist Church in Coquitlam, funds have been raised to complete new classroom space for the church and to accommodate a neighborhood daycare, in order to support the needs of working families. Friendship Corner Daycare Society was established in 2005 and opened in January 2008.

Church Affiliation
Friendship Corner Daycare (Montessori) was envisioned by the membership of Friendship Baptist Church as a means of providing assistance to the community in which we live. Friendship Corner is committed to equal access to all families, including families of diverse ethnic backgrounds, religions, and abilities. Friendship Corner reserves the right to include Christian teachings in its program throughout the year.

Licensing
Friendship Corner Daycare (Montessori) is a Licensed Group Daycare that complies and exceeds daycare licensing standards set up by the BC Provincial government. Our program is licensed for 20 children at one time, with 1 qualified instructor for every 8 children.

Friendship Corner Daycare (Montessori) is a registered non-profit society. We strive to offer our program at the most reasonable cost possible.

Staff
Friendship Corner Daycare (Montessori) has a team of dynamic, caring, and experienced staff running the daycare program. All full-time staff are licensed ECE Educators who have chosen a career in early childhood development and care, and hold a valid First Aid Certificate. All employees have undergone criminal record and reference checks.

We maintain a 1:8 staff to child ratio.

Board of Directors
Miyuki Morichika, ECE, ITE, Montessori
Kapil Sharma
Michael Hughes