The Ami Soleil childcare center was created in the 1970s at a very crucial time in the lives of mothers new to the labor market, particularly those with an immigrant background. Due to the lack of child care services at the time, members of the Haitian community who had recently immigrated to the country could not properly integrate the labor market.
After several meetings and discussions, the CPE was finally incorporated in 1977. It received its permit from the Childcare Services Office and opened its doors to the entire population of Montreal. The Ami Soleil childcare center has a permit for 70 children, including 10 infants.