Peggy Brewin not anti-seniors home

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by admin on June 4, 2014

The Editor,

In the recently published Valley Voices ‘Farm Point seniors’ home: let’s get creative’ by Maggie Killean (May 14), it is insinuated that Peggy Brewin Preschool doesn’t support the plan for a seniors’ home. This is not our position and I would very much like to set this straight. Although Peggy Brewin is saddened by the loss of some outdoor space, we respect the integrity and importance of the project.

It is also stated that we have funding applications that are dependent on the space. This is, in fact, not true: we have no pending applications that would be affected by the seniors’ home.

Additionally, a reference was made to Peggy Brewin’s ‘forest education program’. While outdoor time and learning about the natural world are key components of the school’s program, and are being increased in response to community requests, Peggy Brewin is not a forest school like the Chelsea Cooperative Nursery School. This reference has led to confusion in the community regarding the two preschools, which are both wonderfully unique.

Jen Bardell

On behalf of Peggy Brewin Preschool, Chelsea, QC

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