HISTORY OF FRONTIER KIDS CARE
Frontier Kids Care started as La Joya Paediatrics when Dr Thomas returned form the US in 1997. The office was based at the La Joya Complex in St. Joseph.
In 2004, the Resource Center was added to bring an integrative approach to Health. Birth classes, Love and Logic classes, homework support were just some of the classes offered at the Center. There were also a number of fun, educational activities for the children including vacation camps, financial literacy camp as well as one dealing with manners in children. Educational material in the form of books, magazines as well as online, through our available computers, was available for use by our many parents.
The Resource Center was also the site for the Hand to Hold Initiative – giving back to the community – where monthly breastfeeding support group meetings were held through TIBS. We also invited schools to bring students to talk about issues that affect them, including nutrition.
In 2008, We moved to Mc Donald Place in Curepe and re branded as Frontier Kids Care. The Resource Center was incorporated into the Holistic nature of the practice and is now online as the website
HISTORY OF MC DONALD PLACE
McDonald Place is the restored Old Warden’s office, and the first upstairs house in Curepe. The original builder and owner, Fitzroy Bacchus was the son of a slave, and was the overseer for the Orange Grove estate, which in colonial time, stretched from the Government farm(Curepe) all the way to Trincity Mall.
FRONTIER KIDS CARE
In April 2018, we celebrated our 10 year anniversary as Frontier Kids Care
As part of our celebration, this message was posted to our Facebook page
This March would be ten years since we moved from La Joya, St Joseph to our present Mc Donald Street location.
The last ten years have been such a blessing, since we rebranded to Frontier Kids Care, under the masterful web design of Dwaynne Villiers of VIRB.
We said goodbye to Nemo and friends(our amazing salt water theater/aquarium), to our friends at La Joya, and to
the Resource Centre that we founded, where we held amazing camps and workshops for children and families….
We said hello to this vintage old building, a veritable landmark in Curepe, as the first upstairs house, and the old Warden’s office. We welcomed our Resource Centre as virtual, and continued the core theme of Health, Learning and Parenting.
Eight years after our move in 2016, we re-imagined how we work as a practice, under the guidance of Leadership Core, and developed a mission statement which embraced our core values. In the process, we produced our own art work, in the unlocking theme.
We also welcomed Dr. Liesl Windsor as our Associate Pediatrician, and Lianne as our Saturday receptionist.
Our tenth anniversary brings changes again!
Dr Liesl is off to Boston University to do a three year fellowship in Developmental Pediatrics. What a joy and blessing it was to have to have her! Dr Windsor, you brought joy, sound knowledge and a fresh youthful energy to us, and you will be missed so much! May the good Lord bless your endeavors. And please come back, Trinidad and Tobago badly needs your expertise!
We also piloted our Food Matters! program and we are happy to announce that Food Matters now has a new home in
the Annexe, a newly remodeled meeting and events space downstairs of Frontier Kids Care.
Look out for our new, upgraded website coming soon.
As we enter another decade of service, we ask you to keep us in your prayers, as we endeavor to embrace new frontiers at FKC.