Play School

Children who come to the nutrition program every day had nothing to do since there were no toys or play materials. Carroll’s idea for a play centre was sparked by this photo that she took in 2006.

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Students from elementary schools in Houston, Topley, Decker Lake and Smithers, British Columbia raised funds to purchase play materials for the play centre.

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In November 2008, Carroll met Noel Matinez, who is studying to become a pre-school/kindergarten/grade 1 teacher. He was interested in working as the play school teacher.

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March 2009, Carroll was able to do some training with Noel. Here he is learning to do a block puzzle, something he’d never seen before. Noel started working with the children in April 2009.

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