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Our Staff

Our Director:

Susanna Meldrum has been changing the lives of children and families since 1984 when she first opened the doors of Maple Bear Academy in Ontario, Canada. She is out-going, friendly and incredibly enthusiastic with a personality that infants and children easily connect with. She treasures children and delights in their unique personalities and perspectives, while sur- rounding them with a world of enchantment.

She quickly gained recognition and local fame for providing an exceptional quality family home daycare service. Her experience in owning/operating home child care led to the development of a sophisticated curriculum based on research proven principles of early childhood learning. She has a comprehensive educational background with college diplomas and continuing education in: Family Home Daycare Studies, Child Daycare Management, Child psychology, Teachers Aide, and Early Childhood Education. She served as an Executive member of Halton Childcare Providers Association, as well as, the Coordinator of Pre-school Programming for the St. Catherines YMCA, and Executive Member of the Oakville Professional and Business Women’s After FIve Organization. She is committed to life-long learning, regularly attending seminars and workshops in order to remain on the cutting edge of child care practices.

Susanna is dedicated to stimulating your child’s cognitive, emotional, social and physical de- velopment in a cheerful home daycare environment filled with love, security, and endless op- portunity for fun!




Our Staff

Maple Bear Academy has always had a passionate, co-operative, outstanding group of professionals dedicated to the health, well-being and education of the children enrolled. Our standards are high. We look for friendly, enthusiastic individuals to work at this unique large farmily child care home.



They bring their child to me
and hope I'll come to know.
How much their child means to them,
their trust in me bestowed.

They bring their child to me
with love and hope and pride,
looking for a helping hand,
a teacher who will guide.

They bring their child to me,
and our partnership is clear:
To nurture and allow to bloom
a life we both hold dear.

They bring their child to me,
a step toward letting go
and trusting in our special plan
to help the child grow.

~ By Gloria Weber Henbesst ~


























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