More About Us
Global Aware Care is a locally owned by Allyson and Ralf Bonkowski. Prior to meeting and falling in love, we both spent time volunteering in orphanages in Romania (Allyson) and Costa Rica (Ralf). As a co-founder of a humanitarian organization that rescued children from orphanages and placed them into family homes, Allyson made frequent trips to Romania. Our memories of precious children starved for food, attention, stimulation and love will be with us always.
The central belief of Global Aware Care is that children both locally and around the world need, deserve and truly thrive on quality care. As so many research studies show, this high quality of care is most critical during the early years.
Our goal at Global Aware Care is to provide rich, stimulating, developmentally appropriate environments for the children in our care. Key to this environment is having dedicated professional staff who are passionate about children and their well-being.
At the same time, we are mindful of the many children throughout the world – in Romania, Costa Rica and many other places – who face deep and significant challenges. We want to build awareness of these issues and look for ways that our Global Aware Care family community can be a part of caring not just for our children, but the children of the world – the future.
We offer childcare at two locations:
Summerside Early Learning Centre
1103 95th Street SW
Daycare and Out of School Care
Director: Catherine Kong
Ellerslie Out of School Care
10603 Ellerslie Road (2nd Floor Ellerslie Road Baptist church)
Out of School Care only (Kindergartenn & Elementary students)
Director: Allyson Bonkowski