Teddy Bear Day Care centre opens in Cole Bay | THE DAILY HERALD

Teddy Bear Day Care centre owner Sharlien Espoza (left) and Education Minister Wycliffe Smith with other guests at the inauguration on Saturday.

COLE BAY–Parents of young children now have a new option when it comes to the daily care of their children, thanks to the opening of Teddy Bear Day Care centre at Union Road 144 in Cole Bay on Saturday.

The centre was inaugurated over the weekend and will officially open to the public as of today, Monday. Education Minister Wycliffe Smith was amongst those present at the inauguration ceremony.


Owner Sharlien Espoza, a local Immigration officer, said the objective of the new establishment is to adequately prepare children for kindergarten. The day care centre is equipped with facilities for children’s comfort, including a sleeping area and a new playground, which will be installed soon, where children can enjoy play time.

The centre caters to children from four months to four years old. It is staffed with one cook and three qualified teachers.

Espoza said she had decided to open a day care centre because she loves children and working with them has always been her passion. She said she had worked with children at St. Elisabeth Hospital in Curaçao for 21 years. She said she had looked for a good location and once she found one she had decided to embark on her dream.

She understands that parents are busy people and as a result the day care centre has two opening hours to cater to busy moms and dads. The centre will be open from 6:00am to 6:00pm for parents who are interested in all-day care for their children, and from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Children will receive breakfast, a mid-morning snack, a warm lunch, an early afternoon snack and a light dinner.

The centre will have a programme in place for children to follow for their development and creativity. There will also be nap time for the young ones to recuperate.

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