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My name is Jeannet Jeque and a proud wife and mother to 10 children in a blended family. This is a Labour of love and an absolute dream come true for me. Three years ago this adventure never crossed my mind but after 1.5 yrs of research and planning I am so happy to introduce I want to be... to our community here in Victoria .
I worked as a special education teacher, a position I was passionate to work. A major accident occurred and forced me to rework my life and finally managed to pursue my passion of working with children in this new capacity. My husband has been very instrumental through out the whole decision making process and to building this wonderful space called I want to be... where children are loving to be in. I am passionate about learning, child-play and building community. It takes a village to raise a child..... my goal is to provide another avenue for children to learn, grow and be supported by our community.
Thank you very much
We are a unique indoor play center in Victoria bc for children, ages 1 to 10. At I want to be..... we wanted to add value to what is already in our community, something different and fun.
We offer other services to the community including hosting birthday parties and special events for families and children alike . We serve Victoria and all the sorrounding areas.
The size of the facility makes it possible to have all these services and more in the coming future. We have different stations, a water table, construction zone, car collection table with track ,a tot zone with hands on toys and music instruments, baby wash station, house, a barn, hospital, theatre and dress up room , a multi use room for activities like movie nights, a giant sandbox with an attached mud kitchen, an augmented reality box with white sand. a sitting area and a party hosting section, a café and snack bar. A toy store section is coming soon.
Imaginative role play fosters creativity and is an important component for growth and development in all children.
I want to be..... is a space that invites and encourages multi age play and a community hub for parents and care givers to come together and connect.
We invite all private and public daycares to come and check us out. We also invite child focussed therapy groups to use our facility for some of there services.
I want to be....is inviting local artisans to display there work to the local market in our soon to be constructed toy store.
The future is bright for our community and we thank all our supporters and the entire community in making this a reality.
Our goal is to maintain affordable pricing for our services.
I want to be.. our commitment is to build community one child at a time. Our service to the community is to create an environment where caregivers and children can interact and leave happy and content.
Learn together, play together.