Xiu Qin first came to PEI with her family through the PNP program in 2007. She attended a series of immigrant entrepreneur workshops and bus tours organized and provided by the PEI Connectors Program. She bought her first business, Garderie Educative Cornwall Child Education Centre, in Cornwall in November 2011. This daycare business employs 10 full-time staff members for the 40 children enrolled in the centre. In August 2013, she purchased her second business, Stepping Stone Child Care Centre on Belvedere Avenue in Charlottetown. This business has 20 children registered in the daycare program, and its 3 full-time employees has raised Xiu’s payroll to 13 full-time employees. The mixture of experienced staff and a new owner is a successful blend that has allowed a smooth transition for the children and parents at both locations. Xiu is always exploring further business opportunities.