Welcome Viking St. Francis Daycare Center!
~News from Town of Viking, Thursday, August 27, 2020~
We are excited to welcome Sanjolly & Shiv Dutt and the Viking St. Francis Daycare Center to the Town of Viking!
In 2019 the Dutt’s began the process to purchase the building on main street that formerly held Crossroads IDA Pharmacy. They saw a need the Town of Viking had for childcare and decided to invest in Viking because of our welcoming and growing rural community. Offering early childhood education to our community was an excellent fit for the Dutt’s as they have a passion to be active & involved in our community and families.
The Dutt’s involvement in other causes in the past within Canada and India include raising donations for food banks, sick children’s, fundraising for special needs children. The Dutt’s are excited to become involved in the community of Viking.
The vision for the daycare transformed the interior space into an inviting and exciting space for children aged 12 months to 12 years. Children will enjoy the quality program through early childhood educators and learn through play at an affordable cost. They are building the program on inclusive and diversity principles, so all backgrounds and special needs children are welcome. Paying special attention to children’s needs and learning through additional staffing and care.
While the licensing process was underway, renovations inside were happening. Bright friendly spaces were created, tables for learning, active play and engaging spaces were created. The finishing touches included new exterior signage and family friendly images. Now in the final stages of the licensing process through the Ministry of Children’s Services with the Alberta Government the Viking St. Francis Daycare is slated to open September 1, 2020.
The Dutt’s also own and operate the Belvedere St. Francis Daycare Center located in Edmonton, AB.
More information about the Viking St. Francis Daycare Center can be found on our web site by clicking here or you can find them on Facebook by clicking here.
Please join us in welcoming Sanjolly & Shiv Dutt this new business to our community!