ELCC Students take the Leap of Leaving Home

Grande Prairie Regional College

Ashley Rowe and Brigitte Cockney left their hometown of Hay River, Northwest Territories with a population of roughly 4,000 people to come to the big city, and make their dreams a reality.

“I was really afraid of leaving home,” says Rowe, GPRC Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) student. “Back home, everyone knows everyone, and you feel really safe. I was afraid of losing that feeling coming to a place literally 10-times bigger than Hay River.”

Rowe and Cockney both decided to make Grande Prairie their home away from home, because of the ELCC program offered here at the college.

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