The Quality Early Learning Network (QELN) is a group of leading not-for-profit early learning and family support agencies who are dedicated to the impact they make for children, families, educators and communities in Southern Ontario.

Although the organizations who are part of the QELN all operate independently, they share ideas and support each other in their pursuit of quality outcomes.

“These organizations bring a lot of innovation, thoughtfulness and research to their practice” says Peter Dixon, Storypark Co-CEO. “It’s great that our platform has been chosen by so many of the QELN group, including our newest partners the Learning Enrichment Foundation.”

The Learning Enrichment Foundation has been serving the former city of York in northwest Toronto for more than 40 years. LEF operates more than 30 child care centres as well as before and after school programs located across Toronto. It is now one of the largest providers of child care services in the City of Toronto.

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“Our vision for child care promotes the well-being of children and their families, as we know this is necessary for children to succeed. To meet all the needs of the family, parents are welcome to participate in all LEF programming” says Peter Frampton, Executive Director of LEF.

“LEF is committed to serving our communities and families by providing high quality outcomes and experiences. Storypark enables us to create stronger partnerships with parents, reflect on our practice and deepen impact for children. LEF is proud to be partnering with an organization whose values, purpose and approach resonate so strongly with ours.”

Storypark’s advisory board of some of the world’s best minds in early childhood, ensure that the way we design Storypark encourages the kind of behaviours and interactions we want to see more of around and with children” says Peter Dixon. “To have such distinguished and discerning organizations adopt Storypark tells me that this approach is working.”

LEF joins Andrew Fleck Child Care, Family Day Child Care, Upper Canada Child Care, York Child Development and Schoolhouse Playcare and many other leading ECE providers using Storypark across Canada and internationally.

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Posted by Peter Dixon

CEO - Peter was born in Auckland and went to Brooklyn Kindergarten. Since then he has helped develop a number of ventures in both New Zealand and North America, and worked to support other organisations who believe in making a difference in the world.


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