Program: Artemis Childcare for Young Mothers
Vital Sign: Getting Started in Our Community
Total Grant: $20,000 (100% donor contributions)
Artemis Childcare Centre has been successfully providing care to hundreds of infants and toddlers of teenage mothers since 1989. The Centre provides a holistic, compassionate and nurturing community where girls can enjoy success, develop resiliency, and get help with social and emotional issues while continuing with their schooling. The Childcare Centre gives a nurturing start to the children of teen moms, models care-giving skills and supports each mom in her parenting. Research shows that quality early childcare is inextricably linked to the resilience in the children of teen mothers, and foundational to future cognitive and emotional health.