A Terrace child care provider has been recognized with a provincial award for excellence.
Terrace Sunflower Childcare was awarded a 2016 Child Care Award of Excellence, as part of Child Care Month in May.
Harpreet Gill is the owner and operator of the child care centre, and she says she’s happy to have her work recognized.
Gill says she realized she wanted to work in child care while volunteering at her child’s elementary school.
She studied early childhood education at Northwest Community College, and has been operating her child care centre since 1997.
While there are challenges working in child care, she encourages people who enjoy working with children to enter the industry.
She says it’s a labour of love with its own rewards.
Ten child care providers throughout the province was recognized by the Ministry of Children and Family Development.