Our Family

Nancy Eickmeier R.E.C.E



Nancy founded Helping Hands Daycare in 1989 in Ajax, Ontario, and has since dedicated her life to providing the best child care possible. 

Ryan Eickmeier MPP, LLM, EMBA

Chief Executive Officer


After a successful career leading organizations across Canada, Ryan formally joined Helping Hands Daycare in January 2020 to help establish the strategy and long term vision of the organization. Ryan was one of the original Helping Hands kids, has been involved in varying capacities over the years, and has continued the tradition with his own two boys in our care as well. 

Academically, Ryan has earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A) in political science from New England College, a Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) from The American University School of Public Affairs, a Master of Law (LL.M) at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School, and an Executive Master of Business Administration (E.M.B.A) at the University of Fredericton’s Sandermoen School of Business.

9 Helping Hands Daycare Locations to Choose From

Ajax | Brooklin | Courtice | Millbrook | Pickering | Port Perry | Whitby