Today we’re thinking about the children and families, educators and staff of the Garderie Éducative Ste-Rose. The AECEO extends our deepest condolences to the families who have lost children. We are sending our wishes for healing to the families whose children were injured. We are holding our ECE and child care staff siblings in our hearts.
Child care centres are so often places of community, belonging, and joy, and we mourn with those who have lost their sense of safety in their safest space. We are sending love and wishes for peace to everyone whose lives have been impacted by this trauma.
Many of us spend so much of our lives, and give so much care, in spaces that are incredibly similar to the Garderie Éducative Ste-Rose. We know that hearing and seeing details of this situation has been heartbreaking and distressing for many educators, child care staff and parents around our province and beyond. We hope that if you are feeling that way, you are able to reach out for help and support. This is a time for all of us to be gentle with ourselves and one another as we navigate these heavy feelings and mourn as a community.