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Opening Doors for Children & Families

Movin' On Up

Come to the ABC Head Start administration office today and what do you see? Well you see a flurry of activity and a revolving door of staff members dropping off forms, files, and paper work. For our front line staff it is their last day of work, so you will also see a lot of hugs, lots of laughs and wishing well for the summer break. But what cannot go unnoticed this year is the fact that there are boxes...everywhere. Everywhere you look there is a stack of boxes here or there, in every corner of every room. The boxes are due to the fact that ABC Head Start's administration office is moving. If my math is correct we have been in this space for 17 years.

We have outgrown this space we have lived in since 1996 and are making a move to be closer to our partners and more central to the communities we serve across the city. Our new location will be in Rossdale House, located at 9829 103 street. The actual move is happening July 18, but because our office closes for the summer we all have one week left to pack. So we'll expect that you will all come visit us in our new space, no more getting stuck at the train tracks!

Along with the administration office packing up, we have three of our sites packing as well. With the tremendous increases in enrollment in the Millwoods area schools, there is no longer space available for us to be in the schools we were in. And in fact there is no space for us to be in schools at all. We are venturing into a new domain for ABC Head Start and will be co-locating three of our sites together at Millbourne Market Mall. The opportunities this presents to be close to partners and have three teams working together is tremendous! Millwoods is one of our busiest areas of the city and we are committed to be in this community for years to come.

As another successful year at ABC Head Start wraps up we wish everyone a safe, exciting and fun summer. See you in September!

The ABC Head Start blog is now on vacation but don't fret, I will be re-posting some of my favourite blog posts from the past 2 years over the summer on our Facebook and Twitter. Stay tuned for the fall, there are so many exciting things to come.

ABC Head Start Society is a registered charity which has been committed to promoting and supporting strong children, families, and communities in Edmonton for over 30 years. We know that by giving children the best possible early learning and development opportunities in life, we ensure the future well-being and prosperity of our families and communities.