St. Edmunds Child Care in Tobermory was first established in 1983 under the direction of the Reeve at the time, Brad Davis. Operated by the St.Edmund's Township Municipal Office, the Child Care Centre provided a much needed service to the area from 1983 until 1999. After the amalgamation of the township took place, the new Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula chose not to support the Centre and the St. Edmund's Child Care was officially closed on December 31, 1999.
During the final months of 1999, a planning committee was established to set up a non-profit organization to oversee the day to day running of the Centre. The organization was incorporated the early part 2000 and the new Board of Directors met weekly until the Centre opened in May 2000. Many community members lent their support to the project in its initial stages, and the Municipality allowed the Corporation to continue using the same building as had previously been utilized for the Child Care Centre.
Tobermory Primary Place now operates as a non-profit, charitable organization run entirely by the dedicated group of volunteers who believe passionately in the need to provide high quality child care for the community. It is important to understand that Tobermory Primary Place is a Child Care Centre striving to meet the needs of the entire community and not just the needs of families who have children registered in its programs. We believe the people of this area must come forward in support of the concept of community child care even if they are not consumers of it. We also believe the very essence of high quality child care in this area benefits not only the employees who use the services, but also the businesses trying to attract good employees.
We ask you as parent members to encourage anyone you know to support the Centre by becoming a member and assisting in anyway, financial or otherwise to help keep this a viable service.
Board of Directors
Tobermory Primary Place is run by a volunteer Board of Directors. Without their dedication and commitment our service would not be possible.
Each year nominations are taken for Executive positions, members vote at our Annual General Meeting held in the Spring. The Board of Director's hold monthly meetings to discuss operations and fundraising.
TPP is an important part in the development of social capital in Northern Bruce Peninsula. Attracting young families to our community is beneficial for many reasons, including supporting businesses and our schools. Primary Place has strived to stay open year round, providing a much needed service to families with young children.
Our wish is to provide high quality, reliable year round child care for our community. If you want to know more, become involved or donate, please contact.