I bring over 39 years experience in Early Learning and Child Care Field and Leadership as Executive Director of Daydreams ELCC Ltd. I am passionate about sharing the love of the natural world and developing positive environments for children to explore and grow in.
I am also co-owner of Daydreams OSC in the High River United Church. This program works in conjunction with the Daydreams ELCC to provide parents with a continuing service for ages 6-12 years of age and brings a quality of care we have always been known for the community.
We have seven board members at Daydreams ELCC that comprise of people with Business knowledge, Educators and Parents ; together we have a strong direction and knowledge base to continually enhance our programs.
Ms. Shannon Wallin is the Director of Daydreams ELCC Ltd and further enhancements are our Program Supervisor and Parent Liaison/Flight Educator Support Ms. Elma Ton and Grit Site Leader Ms. Cha Belonio and Daydreams OSC Director Jocelyn Ruiz.
Our Educators are trained in the Alberta Curriculum Framework (FLIGHT) and Best Practices, GRIT (Getting Ready for Inclusion Today) and work hard to provide the environments for the co-learning that support all children as "Mighty Learners and Citizens"- strong resourceful, and capable. Our Educators are Professionals and have benefits and salaries paid at a higher level than community norms to reflect the Quality of Services they provide. This also provides consistency of care and relationship building which is important to all children's development. We have extra staff in each room to provide the children with supports.
New Programs Coming... If you are passionate, professional and care about your community, excellent wages, and team support and think you would like to join our team then send your resume and certifications to Daydreams@shaw.ca.
"Highly recommend them! My son has been there for 1.5 years and and absolutely loves it!" TA November 2020
"Strongly recommend! I've had both my kids in their programs since they were quite young and their staff is incredible. Very communicative and clear or billing/subsidy and upcoming changes." MF November 2020
"They have been great! Even when our start was during covid and not ideal it couldn't have gone smoother!" KS November 2020
"My daughter has been in daydreams for five years. The child care providers are absolutely incredible at this center. I couldn't say thank you enough to all the wonderful ladies that provide the utmost positive curriculum at daydreams. Thank you!" C-LW November 2020
"Daydreams is an amazing center!! I wish I had a child care Center like this one years ago for my boys. I love the staff and my daughter adores them as well!!! Daydreams keep up the great work!! NR November 2020
"We LOVE Daydreams!!! Our daughter has blossomed and loves going to this center! The teachers are incredible, the atmosphere is amazing and the love that our daughter and we feel from this building and its all encompassing passion driven curriculum is undeniable. Thank you Daydreams for all you do!!! KR November 2020
"I’ve been meaning to send you a quick note, but just haven’t had a minute to do it until now. I wanted to send some high praises, and say thank you for the wonderful after school program.
Elizabeth absolutely LOVES, and I mean LOVES it. She adores Ms. Jocelyn, Ms. Jenna, most of all Mr. Eddy. She’s constantly talking about how much fun they have and the cool activities they do, she started sewing, and has become quite good at it, so much so that for her birthday this week, She asked for her own sewing machine. All things that I likely wouldn’t have thought of introducing her to!! Even some PD days when given the choice to stay home, she’d still rather go and play at the program. It’s quite incredible to see from her, because she’s usually so quiet and shy. It’s been wonderful, I am so happy with the care provided that I cant send enough high praises, so thank you – for making MY transition back into the workforce significantly easier knowing that she’s SO happy & well looked after." Parent Emilie Pelley, November 2019
"My older children attended Daydreams And Sunbeams Early Learning Center, and now my baby does too. The wonderful, caring atmosphere and the organized yet loving tone make it such a special place. I know my children are in safe,happy hands, so my heart is at ease while I'm at work. I highly recommend this exceptional, wonderful Child Care Center." Laura Byers March 14th, 2018
"To say that my son and I both loved Daydreams & Sunbeams would be a understatement. Unfortunately we moved back to BC recently and the part that makes me most sad is having to say goodbye to the lovely staff and Austin's new friends. We miss you All." December 2016 Robyn Green
"Over the holidays I was certainly counting my blessings that I have Daydreams & the wonderful staff who look after our little Guy so well. I really appreciate all the hard work, the patience it takes and the knowledge you are passing to him. From our family we cannot even begin to find the words on how much you ALL mean to our family." Nelson/Spratt Family December 27th, 2017
"Our son has been attending Daydreams for almost 2 years and we have been very happy with the care he receives from all members of the Daydreams Team. They are always interactive with the children and have educational themes and excellent activities daily which encourage fine motor skills and brain development. Shannon-May 2016.
"As a parent the best gift anyone can give is the gift of reassurance that their child will be ok and being well cared for. I never worried when Emmett was in care at Daydreams and I believe he is doing so well in school because of his exposure @Daydreams. Lifelong friendships here made us both thankful. You are appreciated! Thank You Jewel' July 28th 2017 Melissa P
Brain Development, Social Experiences, Professional and Consistent Educators, Emotional Supports. Purposeful Designed Environments, that continue to provide creative and pleasant spaces for Families and Educators to gather. Daily activities and invitations that stimulate children to explore, play and challenge themselves. Outdoor natural play areas that are constantly adapted after observation of the children's play.