The Lutheran Early Learning Centre (LELC) in Martensville has been a staple for many families in the community since 2004. Offering care for children ages 18 months to 12 years of age, the house that was converted into a childcare centre is one of three Lutheran Early Learning Centres, with locations in Saskatoon and Warman as well. The location provides three different programs including; toddler, preschool as well as before and after school care.
Recently, the Martensville location applied for the Affinity Credit Union District Funding Grant and was pleased to discover that they had been approved for a $10,000 total that will be used for several renovations within the building. “We wanted to make the space more efficient and feasible for the centre, so our plan is to remove a wall to open up one large play space for older children as well as adding a washing and change station area within one of our play areas for the younger group. We also want to add some windows to make it nice and bright and welcoming,” LELC Executive Director Kim Randall said.
The financial help from Affinity Credit Union has now allowed LULC to proceed with their renovations sooner than expected. “We were beyond excited when we found out that we would be receiving the funding. When I called the Director of the Martensville location to tell her, she got quite teary and was just so happy. It made everyone’s day. It is a huge opportunity for us and very helpful. It speeds things up quite a bit, as we would have had to do the renovations in stages to work with our yearly budget,” Randall explained.
“We are very grateful for this grant and would like to thank everyone involved for their consideration to our project.”