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Saint Gabriel Day Care Center has been serving the community since 1970 under the supervision of The Poor Sisters of Saint Joseph. Our main goal is to share with everyone the love of God. 

We strongly believe that children must enjoy their age and develop their independence through Creative Play. Play for children is the most important and necessary thing and it is through play that children learn what no one can teach them. Learning is not just repeating what someone else says; it requires active thinking and experimenting to find out how things work and to learn firsthand about the world we live in.

Our Sisters and staff are here to help the children develop physically, emotionally, cognitively, socially, and most importantly spiritually. We labor and pray for the children to encounter Jesus Christ in everything they do each day.-

Thank you for the opportunity you give us to accompany you and your family in this amazing journey of life.


Poor Sisters of Saint Joseph and 

Saint Gabriel Day Care Staff

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Venerable Camila de San Jose Rolon

Founder of the Poor Sisters of Saint Joseph

Mother Camila was called by God to help others in need. She was born in Argentina in 1842 and in 1880 became founder of the Poor Sisters of Saint Joseph.

Today the Sisters continue the mission Mother Camila was called to start; proclaiming the Good News that our Lord is Risen! The children are helped on their journey to encounter Christ; to discover the love God, our Father, has for each one of them.

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