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Ridge K.I.D.S. Daycare Selected as the Childcare Provider for the New St. Angela Merici Catholic School

The St. Clair Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce that Ridge K.I.D.S. Daycare will be the childcare provider at the new St. Angela Merici Catholic School.

“We are pleased to have been selected as the child care provider for this beautiful new school,” says Sue Jennings, Director of Ridge K.I.D.S. Daycare.  “We have an excellent partnership with St. Clair Catholic and are looking forward to serving the needs of this new community.”

“I want to thank the Ontario government for providing the funding which has made this school and this child care facility possible,” says Deb Crawford, Director of Education.  “These are exciting times as our plans to re-envision Catholic education in Chatham begin to take shape.”

Director of Education Deb Crawford and Chatham-Kent – Leamington MPP Rick Nicholls in the Infant Room of the St. Angela Merici Child Care Centre.

“The Ontario government has dedicated funding for the expansion of new child care spaces throughout the province and is committed to improving access to affordable, high quality child care,” says Kelly Emery, Director, Child Care and Early Years for the Municipality of Chatham-Kent.  “We are fortunate to have these 33 additional child care spaces at St. Angela Merici Catholic School, which will assist with our current waitlist.”

Sue Jennings, Director, Ridge K.I.D.S. Daycare and Juli Faubert, Principal, St. Angela Merici Catholic School in the Toddler Room of the school’s new child care centre.

“I know that our Board has a long-standing association with both the Municipality and Ridge K.I.D.S. Daycare,” says Juli Faubert, Principal of St. Angela Merici Catholic School.  “We look forward to working with them to support children and families in Chatham-Kent.”

In the Preschool Room of the St. Angela Merici Child Care Centre are  (L-R) Laura Callaghan, Superintendent of Education, St. Clair Catholic District School Board; Theresa McFadden, Supervisor, Childcare Services, CLASS Shared Services; and Kelly Emery, Director, Child Care and Early Years, Municipality of Chatham-Kent.

Ridge K.I.D.S. will operate a fully licensed child care program for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers, along with an Extended Day program for Kindergarten children and a Before and After program for students in Grade 1 and higher.

To register, parents/guardians can visit Chatham-Kent’s child care registry at  For more information about Ridge K.I.D.S. Daycare, including childcare rates, please contact Ridge K.I.D.S. Daycare at or call 519-674-2800 or visit their website at