Our Board of Directors
Central Hastings Early Education & Childcare is a non-profit organization, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Board is comprised of a minimum of five members, with four Executive positions; Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. The Board works as a team, drawing on the individual skills and abilities of its members to help keep the Centre on a straight path to success. Every decision made by the Board of Directors and every action taken by the teachers and staff shall reflect the intent of our Vision Statement.
I joined the CHEEC Board in 2017 as a parent advisor; in 2019 I became the treasurer and in 2021 the Chair. I enjoy helping to guide the organization’s strategic direction and oversight.
My career is in Autism Services as a Coordinator of Services and Supports where we enhance the quality of life of the persons we support.
I am also a mother of two children that have been in care at CHEEC since 2017.
As a non-profit organization, any recipient of service (parents or guardians of a child) is considered a “member”. Members are eligible to vote to elect the Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting. Any member is eligible for nomination/election and past experience on a Board is not mandatory. The time commitment is 1-2 hours per month on average, with some positions requiring a little more time. The Board meets once monthly. All Board members are required to sign and adhere to a Statement of Confidentiality.
Participation on the Board is a gratifying experience. It is an opportunity for personal growth and development, and a chance to contribute to the Centre.
If you would like more information about the Centre’s strategic plan, attending board meetings as a guest or any other questions or concerns, please contact the us here.
Role and Responsibility
The Board of Directors is responsible for the sustainability of the Centre and the advancement of its mission and goals. This involves such activities as setting long-term goals, developing policies and procedures, financial planning/budgeting and ensuring the legal and regulatory obligations of the organization are met. The Board works closely with the Centre’s Executive Director.
Our Executive Director
The Centre’s Executive Director is responsible for all day-to-day operations such as staffing, programs, parent and child relations, enrolment, and developing and maintaining the budget.
The Executive Director provides and co-ordinates the necessary support, resources, supervision, and leadership to ensure the provision of a loving and caring environment where children can flourish in accordance with the Centre's Program Statement, Policies and Procedures, and incompliance with the Child Care and Early Years Act.