The Village of Islington Times, Spring 2019

Parents, grandparents, extended families, nannies and neighbours all understand that raising healthy,
well-adjusted children can be challenging and that where kids grow up influences their entire lives.
In our complex and changing world, we rely on each other to ensure that our kids develop into the
best versions of themselves. Since each family faces the daily pressures of work, play and learning, the
African proverb “it takes a village to raise a child” is more true today than ever before! It really does take
an entire community of different people interacting with children for them to experience and grow in a
safe and positive environment.