January 30, 2018
The Auction just keeps getting better and better. Thanks to Board member Alix Robinson and staff member Julia Murphy for their hard work putting this event together. Funds raised purchased some new shelving units for the classrooms.

Our Annual General Meeting will be held on April 17th, 2018 at 7:00 in the Unilever Lounge, fourth floor of the Sobey Building at Saint Mary’s University. An agenda and additional details will be forwarded in march.

January 10, 2017

Another successful auction was held in November.  Thank you to all of our donors – we very much appreciate your support.  Thanks also to the Auction Committee: Tamara Cantrill and Julia Murphy for their hard work in coordinating this fun event.  Funds will be used to continue the process of replacing aging furniture and equipment in our classrooms.

July 15, 2016

Our annual Walk-a-thon was a great success again this year.  Thanks to Megan Ewing for taking on the organization of this event.  Special thanks to those who donated time and/or goods to make this event so much fun for the children.  And of course, our own PPCCC Players – for another great play again this year.

The children were thrilled to be escorted to the picnic site by Constables Tara Doiron and Trina Gillis in their police car!


 May 30, 2016

The Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, the Honourable Karen Casey, will be making her respone to the child care sector review on June 1st. Stay tuned for details.


May 2016

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development has completed their preliminary work on the review of the child care sector. The government has pledged $6.6 million to making child care more affordable for families and to increase the wages of early childhood personnel. More details are to be released soon.

April 2016

The PPCCC Annual General Meeting was held on April 5th. At that meeting Chairprson Erin Lamond provided an update of the Board’s work over the past year. In part, she reported that the Board had identified the following strategic goals for 2015-16.

  • Revise the Vision and Mission Statements
  • Actively address succession planning
  • Board member engagement
  • Policy Review Schedule

She also thanked the Brighter Futures Program at Scotiabank for their support of our annual fundraising aution.

Our new Mission Statement:

PPCCC aims to provide the highest standard of early childhood education by:

  • Capitalizing on the resources that are available within our community to create unique play and learning opportunities
  • Recruiting, retaining and mentoring innovative and influential Early Childhood Educators who become leaders in the field
  • Fostering a culture of confidence, competence and curiosity by intentionally designing an inclusinve environment based on respect

Our new Vision Statement:

Passsionate About Possibility. Enriched and Inclusive Early Education for the Children of our Community.

October 7, 2015

Pat Hogan 1947-2015

Water beetles turn into dragonflies and caterpillars into butterflies.  Soar high and strong my friend.



January 31st, 2014

Many thanks to Aya and Shigeru Fukuyama.  They recently invited the Four-Year-Old classroom to their restaurant to experience authentic Japanese food.  Check out our Documentation page in the Parent Section soon for a reflection on the event.  You can learn more about the Fukuyama’s restaurant Sushi Shige here: http://sushishige.ca/about.html


January 17th, 2014

Today Megan Ewing from the Infant Centre will be embarking on an exciting journey for a few months.  She will be travelling through Australia and New Zealand.  While there, she will be connecting with Early Childhood programs and professionals. New Zealand is receiving world-wide praise as a leader in Early Childhood Education and Megan will bring back some innovative and exciting ideas that she will be sharing with the staff.  You can follow her travels on her blog here: http://www.travelog.me/MegEwing



September 24th, 2013


Thursday September 26th at 6:30 PM at MSVU Seton Auditorium

This will be an opportunity to address the issues facing the Early Childhood Education profession.  As families who have an interest in quality care, your voice needs to be heard during the provincial election campaign.  The floor will be open for questions from the audience.


June 6th, 2013

Annual Walk-a-Thon Fundraiser

Every year Point Pleasant Child Care Centre holds a fundraising walk-a-thon. This year we have scheduled our walk-a-thon for Wednesday, June 26 at 5:45. It will begin at the Tower Road entrance to the park. There will be a scavenger hunt while walking through the park in which will lead down to the picnic supper, games, face painting, and a live show from Razz-matazz. We will be giving our families and friends pledge sheets before the event. The funds generated at the walk-a-thon this year will be used to purchase materials and equipment for the children. Tickets for the supper will be $5 dollars each which will include a sub sandwich, drink, cookies, watermelon, games, and entertainment.

We are also in the process of making toy baskets for the walk-a-thon. We are looking for donations of new dollar store items such as toys, children’s crafts, books, and beach toys. The ticket sales of these baskets help pay for the entertainment. Please bring in any items you wish to donate to your classroom teacher by Friday, June 21.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!!!


March 1st, 2013

Annual General Meeting
Tuesday April 9th, 2013 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Private Dining Room at St. Mary’s University

Why do we have an AGM?
This is an occasion for electing new board members, and reporting to the families about the centre’s finances, programs, and services, as well as actions taken by the Board on behalf of the parents over the past year. The AGM is also an opportunity for the Board to get feedback and support from the families about how the centre is doing.
□ Chairperson’s Annual Address
□ Executive Director’s Annual Report
□ Audit Report
□ Nominating Committee Report
□ Special Presentations
□ Wine and Cheese Reception*

*There will be a Wine and Cheese Reception immediately following the business
section of the meeting. (Please note that this event is planned for adults only.)

January 31, 2013

Today we are celebrating the life, and grieving the death, of Owen Sperry.  Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family at this time.

November, 2012

The Point Pleasant Child Care Centre Fundraising Auction. Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 @ 7pm. (View PDF)


July 30, 2012

Good news!  We have moved back to our Ogilvie location.  Many thanks to the children and for their understanding during this time.  And to our staff who took it in stride – as usual.  A special thanks to Universal Property Management and Saint Mary’s University for providing us with temporary sites.

May 9, 2012

As I write this we are in the process of relocating our Ogilvie location.  Due to the construction occurring on the parking garage directly behind the child care centre we have had no choice but to find a safer and quieter location for the children.

We are not sure for how long we will need to be in alternate locations.  It very much depends on how quickly the construction is completed and to what degree the child care centre‘s environment is compromised.  We hope to be back as soon as possible however we may not able to determine an actual time frame for a couple of weeks yet.

We have relocated our older children to the Student Centre cafeteria on campus.  The younger children are housed on Barrington Street.  We will make both locations as comfortable and child friendly as possible given the circumstances.  Our staff will continue to provide the caliber of program that you have come to expect from PPCCC.

I can still be reached at 902-422-2293 if you have questions or concerns.

Susan Willis
Executive Director
Point Pleasant Child Care Centre


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

FUNDRAISING AUCTION – December 2011: Our Annual Fundraising Auction was held on Saturday, November 26. Thank you to all who attended and supported this worthwhile event. Thank you to those who donated items and prepared fabulous baked goods. Many thanks, as well, to those who helped behind the scenes by making phone calls, picking up donations, setting up the room, and cleaning after the event. It is important to acknowledge the hard work and effort of the Staff and Board Members of Point Pleasant Child Care Centre who dedicated a great deal of time and effort (outside of work hours) to the organization of this event. Over the years, this fundraising project has developed into a professional and profitable event of which we should all be proud. As a result of all of the effort of staff and families, I am pleased to announce that we have raised over $12,000.00. As mentioned previously, these funds will be used to provide resources for the children. Thanks again, and we look forward to next year. The following is a list of the extraordinary sponsors who donated items or services to make this auction a great success:

Greg & Janet Amiro
Apple Auto Glass
Kelly Arnold
Kevin Arnold
Roar Askheim
Atlantic Superstore
Bâton Rouge Restaurant
Ben’s Bakery
Black Magik Chimney Sweeps
Christine Borgel
Brian’s Barber Shop
Bridport Group Inc.
Caramia Furniture
Casa Dante Hair Studio
Charles and Vern’s Flower Salon
Christmas by the Sea
Colonial Honda
Cook.Bake.Take Catering
Cox and Palmer
da Maurizio
Dalhousie Coro Collegium
Dartmouth Choral Society
Dartmouth Sportsplex
Delta Halifax
Discovery Centre
Arthur & Caroline Donahoe
Sheila Donahoe
East Coast Outfitters
Elegant Touch Hair Design
Jim & Doreen Fletcher
Fleur de Sel
Aaron MacKenzie Fraser Photographer
Freeman’s Little New York
Gabs and Eddie
Stewart Galloway
Sheila Gaudet
Dawn & Paul Gerin
GoodLife Fitness
Charles Gunn
Graeme & Catherine Gunn
Halifax Mooseheads
Halifax Regional Municipality
Helly Hansen
Liz Hicks
Home Hardware-Sackville
Jay Wells Salon
Shannon Johnston
Jonathan Neil Salon & Spa
Just Browsing Gifts & Collectibles
Kean Maintenance
Siobhan Kennedy-Cameron
Kent Building Supplies
LaFarge Construction
Louisbourg Investments
Luigi’s Barbering and Styling
Lyle Tilley Davidson
Gary MacNeil
MacQuarie Group
Magic Mountain Water Park
Magic Touch Hair Studio
Susan Malana
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Christa Martin
Erin McMillan
Angela McNamara
Melnick Doll Condran
Meredith Hand
Tina Murphy
Museum of Natural History
Cathleen Niedermayer
North End
Nova Scotia College of Early Childhood Education
Oaklawn Farm Zoo
Outdoor Active
Palladium Family Restaurant
Petite Riviere Vineyards
Photography by David & Diane Krochko
Porter Airlines
Premiere Executive Suites
Premier Wine & Spirits
Putting Edge
Raina the Mermaid
Ross Farm Museum
Barbara Rowe
Saint Mary’s University
Scholar’s Choice
Cheryl Scott
Shoppers Drug Mart
Ski Martock
Ski Wentworth/Ski Crabbe
Anne-Marie Smith
Riley Smith Photographer
SMU Athletics & Recreation
SMU Bookstore
SMU Students’ Association
Smuggler’s Cove Inn
Sonic Concerts
Larry Sowerby
Speedy Auto
Spirit Urban Spa
Stewart McKelvey
Storage Inn Self Storage
Melissa Sutherland
Symphony Nova Scotia
The Vault
Thumpers Salon
Total Kneads Massage Therapy
The Uncommon Group
Upper Clements Park
Steve Vernon
VIA Rail
Video Difference
Viewfinders International Film Festival for Youth
The Westin Nova Scotian
Wildflower Clothing
Wilsons Fuel
World Trade & Convention Centre
Kevin Yuill
Zuppa Theatre Co.