West Ridge Early Education Centre has several local community partners and we are always expanding/searching for future partners. We currently are in partnership with a neighbourhood nursing home. Once a month older preschool children walk down to participate in crafts, singing and visiting with clients. This intergenerational partnership benefits everyone. The staff are elated at the smiles on everyone’s faces. We have a relationship with Georgian College as several students do their child care placements at our Centre. We established an Entrepreneurial partnership at Georgian College that was instrumental in helping us with our path to a pedagogical approach to play. We also work closely with the County of Simcoe in many capacities. The County of Simcoe continues to be a large part of our How Does Learning Happen? Journey. Catulpa Community Support Services Resource Teachers are another large player in our community partnerships. They offer strategies and resources for our staff to be successful with all children, whether on case load or not.