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Meet our Outstanding Canadians: Cheryl Heidt

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Cheryl has dedicated her life to the Enderby Preschool Society, volunteering countless hours each week for over 20 years. With childcare lacking in the area, Cheryl sought capital funding to address this need. She raised over $615,000 in two years to support the expansion of the Enderby Preschool Society programs, enabling an additional 33 kids to access quality childcare and preschool programs.

Cheryl has been supporting the Society outside of her regular full time job as she believes that early childhood development is the foundation for lifelong learning and the basis for social, economic, and environmental well-being. Cheryl advocates for a shared responsibility between family, community, and professionals to provide access to quality early childhood programs to decrease child vulnerability and delinquency, and increase success in school and life.