De­lene Spragge

FOUNDER AND OWNER

The Kids Post - - Private Education Guide 2014 -

D elene Spragge founded Lit­tle Tots’ Manor in 1998 af­ter having run two pri­vate home day­care fa­cil­i­ties since 1991. “I founded Lit­tle Tots’ Manor be­cause I have a love for chil­dren and a strong de­sire to pro­vide a qual­ity childcare pro­gram that is an ex­cep­tional ex­pe­ri­ence for chil­dren, par­ents, staff mem­bers, and the com­mu­nity,” she says. “As a par­ent of two chil­dren, I rec­og­nize the im­por­tance and ben­e­fits of early ed­u­ca­tion and learn­ing through play … My vi­sion at Lit­tle Tots’ Manor has always been to pro­vide the high­est stan­dard of care while pro­mot­ing holis­tic ed­u­ca­tion. The team de­vel­ops pro­gram­ming and co-cur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties based on the premise that each child finds iden­tity, mean­ing and pur­pose through con­nec­tions with oth­ers and to the world around them.” De­lene is in­volved in many char­i­ta­ble or­ga­ni­za­tions, in­clud­ing Mus­cu­lar Dystrophy Canada, and The Lea­cock Foun­da­tion, which founded the Get Ahead Project (GAP) School in South Africa. The stu­dents at Lit­tle Tots’ Manor have ben­e­fited from th­ese part­ner­ships, gain­ing aware­ness and be­com­ing proac­tive in the global com­mu­nity. “The friend­ship that has blos­somed between the two schools is most re­ward­ing to me, as I strongly be­lieve that ed­u­ca­tion is the key to help­ing to build a na­tion’s future.”

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