Name: Carrie Lapierre, Ashlee Case, Cassandra Fiore and Michelle MacDonald
Introducing the North Side Casual Child Care Team
Position: North Side Child Care Service
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Tell us more about your role at the PMFRC and the programs you are involved in.
We are ever changing- we continue to welcome new families into the service and enjoy the ones who visit often.
Our team provides casual child care to give parents the opportunity to have their children come play with us while they run errands, attend appointments, or just take some time for themselves. We also provide care if your regular child care provider is unavailable, or when you’re moving.
How long have you worked for the PMFRC?
We are a relatively new team together, ranging from just under a year to 22 years with the PMFRC.
What can people expect to see when they first meet you?
Walking in the door you might see a little craziness with lots of children and activities going on, but if you take a moment you’ll see engaged children playing and interacting with others.
What is your favorite part about working for the PMFRC?
We are ever changing- we continue to welcome new families into the service and enjoy the ones who visit often. It is a pleasure to be part of their experiences during their time in Petawawa.
What is your greatest accomplishment or proudest moment working for the PMFRC?
The greatest feeling of accomplishment is having parents tell others about the service, to have parents endorse the care they received and that it helped lessen the stress on families trying to raise young children.
Where are you from and what brought you to Petawawa? How long have you lived here?
All of us have come to Petawawa because of a military member - whether married to them or a child of a military member.
What advice do you have for families transitioning to Petawawa?
Take the time to find all the great things to do in Petawawa no matter the season. This community has many activities and events going on you just need to look for the opportunities. We are situated close enough to a large city so even great shopping is only a drive away.
Leave us with a few words of wisdom -- what is your favorite quote?
"A person is a person no matter how small" - Dr Suess