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For Immediate Release: November 5, 2018

An evening of ‘Peaceful Parenting’ with Dr. Laura Markham

Mississauga, ON – PLASP Child Care Services welcomed Dr. Laura Markham as the keynote speaker at PLASP’s Annual Parent and Community Meeting on Monday, October 29, 2018 at the International Centre in Mississauga. Almost 900 parents, staff and community guests attended the meeting. Dr. Laura Markham is a clinical psychologist, author and AhaParenting.com creator. She has helped thousands of families throughout the U.S. and Canada. Referencing her book, Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids, Dr. Laura talked about the importance of supporting children emotionally and connecting with them at their level.

Dr. Laura Markham, author, Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids

During the event, PLASP celebrated its continued growth and shared its success with community partners. Sherry Fodor, President of the PLASP Board of Directors, reported that PLASP is now serving 17,000 children in 237 locations. PLASP CEO Lynn Hiebert, spoke about the beliefs that guide PLASP’s strategic plan, and mission: Supporting families by providing high quality licensed early learning and child care – where children thrive and want to be. She emphasized the importance of community involvement, the growth of programs across Peel and Toronto and the significance of early learning through child care programs.

At the community reception, the following leaders spoke about their partnership with PLASP and received plaques to celebrate the new PLASP programs in their school boards: Manon Gardner, Associate Director of School Operations and Service Excellence, Toronto District School Board, Peter Joshua, Director of Education, Peel District School Board, Marianne Mazzorato, Director of Education, Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and Rory McGuckin, Director of Education, Toronto District School Board. 

Janet McDougald, Chair, Peel District School Board, Mario Pascucci, Chair, Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, and Barbara Poplawski, Chair, Toronto Catholic District School Board provided greetings on behalf of their school boards. Mayor Alan Thompson, from the Town of Caledon, provided welcoming remarks. PLASP also recognized retiring Chair Janet McDougald, and presented her with a special gift acknowledging her 30 years of service with the Peel District School Board and her ongoing support to PLASP programs, families and communities in Peel Region throughout her career.

Lynn Hiebert, CEO recognizing retiring Chair Janet McDougald, Peel District School Board, with Sherry Fodor, PLASP President

The 27 sponsors of the 2018 Parent and Community Meeting were recognized and thanked for their financial assistance in making the event possible. Lead sponsors for the evening were Grocery Gateway by Longo’s, Mississauga News, Brampton Guardian, and Etobicoke Guardian.

PLASP is a charitable organization that operates on a not-for-profit basis, providing accessible, affordable, licensed high quality child care to support families. Located in 237 schools throughout Peel and Toronto, programs include: Before School, After School, P.A. Day programs and holiday camps.  PLASP also operates 25 early learning and child care centres for children ages 6 weeks to five years of age.

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Media Contact: Tawny Barratt, Communications Coordinator, PLASP Child Care Services, 905.890.1711 or tawnybarratt@plasp.com.

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Annual Parent Meeting Summary - November 2018
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Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids key message at PLASP’s 2018 Annual Parent and Community Meeting
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PLASP Opens Seven New Locations - September 2018
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Volunteer Recognition Events - April 2018
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PLASP Opens New Early Learning and Child Care Centre at St. Daniel Camboni - December 2017
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Annual Parent Meeting Summary - November 2017
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Annual Parent Meeting Media Release - October 2017
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Volunteer Recognition Events - April 2017
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Custodian Appreciation Week - February 2017
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PLASP Annual Parent and Community Meeting Summary - 2016
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PLASP Celebrates 40 years with 450 parties! - May 18, 2016
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PLASP wins Brampton Board of Trade award for mentoring - April 28, 2016
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PLASP Celebrates ONE MILLION hours of volunteering! - April 12, 2016
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For more information about PLASP, please see our media backgrounder section. Regular updates are also available on PLASP's blog. Media are always welcome to visit our programs. Please direct interview requests and media inquiries to:
 
Cathy Paolucci
Manager, Marketing and Communications
By phone: 905-890-1711 x 193
By E-mail: cathypaolucci@plasp.com

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