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Vancouver-area families to benefit from new child care spaces |BC Gov News

Vancouver-area families to benefit from new child care spaces |BC Gov News

May 21, 2021 at 10:09 am  BC, News, Politics

This backgrounder contains additional information on the 11 projects that will create 681 new licensed child care spaces in Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Squamish and Whistler. Of these, more than 450 spaces are expected to be open for families by the end of the year.

Willowbrae Academy (Vancouver) 

Set to open in summer 2021, Willowbrae Academy is creating a total of 176 new licensed child care spaces, including 112 spaces for infants and toddlers and 64 spaces for children aged three years to kindergarten. The facility will also include registered nutritionists, speech therapists and public health nurses as guests in their program.  

Heather Place B (Vancouver) 

Integrated into a family-oriented, accessible and sustainably built rental housing complex, the facility will provide eight new licensed child care spaces for children up to the age of 12. It is scheduled to open in winter 2023.

Societe du service de garde Les Copains (Vancouver) 

Opening in fall 2021 and using renovated classrooms at School District No. 93, Conseil Scolaire Francophone de la Columbie-Britannique’s elementary school, Les Colibris, will provide a total of 80 new licensed school-age spaces.

East Village Kids Daycare (Vancouver) 

West Coast Christian Fellowship is renovating a church to create a total of 24 new licensed child care spaces, including eight spaces for infants and toddlers and 16 spaces for children aged three years to kindergarten. The centre is expected to open in winter 2021-22. 

Piccolo Monte Childcare & Preschool (Vancouver) 

Set to open in early 2022, this wheelchair-accessible facility will provide a total of 56 new licensed child care spaces, including 16 spaces for infants and toddlers, 20 preschool spaces and 20 school-age spaces.

CEFA Lions Gate (North Vancouver) 

Expected to open in June 2021, the centre will provide 96 new licensed child care spaces, including 48 spaces for infants and toddlers and 48 spaces for children aged three years to kindergarten. This facility will provide additional support and services for vulnerable families who access the centre, including take-home meals, prescription medicine and dental costs.

Bee Haven (North Vancouver) 

Bee Haven is renovating a space close to the new Mountain Highway interchange, making it more accessible to commuters. Scheduled to open this summer, the centre will create a total of 48 new licensed child care spaces, including 24 spaces for infants and toddlers, two spaces for children aged three years to kindergarten and 22 preschool spaces. The facility will also partner with occupational therapists and other specialists to provide programming that is accessible to children with support needs.

Mahon Park Child Care Facility (North Vancouver) 

Scheduled to open in 2023, the City of North Vancouver will create a total of 37 new licensed child care spaces, including 12 spaces for infants and toddlers and 25 spaces for children aged three years to kindergarten. The centre will also help support newly landed immigrants and refugees in the community.

CEFA – Park Royal (West Vancouver) 

CEFA is renovating a space at the Park Royal Shopping Centre that will create 96 new licensed child care spaces, including 48 spaces for infants and toddlers and 48 spaces for children aged three years to kindergarten. This facility, which is set to open in winter 2021, will provide additional support and services for vulnerable families who access the centre, including take-home meals, prescription medicine and dental costs.

Piccolo Monte Childcare (Squamish) 

Scheduled to open in fall 2021, this new wheelchair-accessible facility will provide a total of 37 new licensed child care spaces, including 12 spaces for infants and toddlers and 25 spaces for children aged three years to kindergarten.

Whistler Kids – Rainbow Park (Whistler)

Set to open in summer 2021, the facility will offer child care seven days a week. The renovation of an existing space will create a total of 23 new licensed child care spaces, including 12 spaces for infants and toddlers and 11 spaces for children aged three years to kindergarten.  

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