Black Press file

New child-care spaces coming to Lake Country

The New Beginnings Early Learning Centre is receiving funding through the provincial government

Parents in Lake Country will soon be able to access 50 new, licensed child-care spaces, announced Minister of Children and Family Development Katrine Conroy and Minister of State for Child Care Katrina Chen.

“Parents throughout the province are struggling to find child care,” said Conroy. “The spaces in Lake Country will make a difference to local families, and help move us towards government’s larger vision for child care in B.C.”

The New Beginnings Early Learning Centre is receiving $215,429 through the province’s child care major capital program to create 20 child-care spaces for infants and toddlers and 30 spaces for children aged three to five years.

Related: Kelowna to get 103 new childcare spaces

“This project will help support parents in Lake Country who have been waiting for licensed child-care spaces,” said Chen. “Speeding up the creation of new child-care spaces is one step in the B.C. government’s long-term commitment to building a system of accessible, affordable and quality child care for families across the province.”

Child-care major capital funding supports non-profit and private child-care organizations in

• building a new child-care facility, including the cost of buying land or a building;

• purchasing and assembling a modular building and developing a site;

• renovating an existing building; and/or

• buying eligible equipment (including playground equipment) and furnishings to support new child-care spaces in an existing facility.

These new child-care spaces are part of the province’s $33-million investment in child care major capital funding that will support more than 3,800 new child-care spaces in 52 communities throughout British Columbia.

Just Posted

Peachland mayor asks for recount after one-vote loss

Cindy Fortin went to Facebook to state her case

Off road crash in the Okanagan sends one to hospital

COSAR was called out twice Saturday, once to Bear Creek Main and once to Peachland

ELECTION NIGHT: Polls closed in West Kelowna

Voters in 162 municipalities in B.C. set to elect mayor, council, school board and more

LIVE BLOG: Kelowna re-elects Colin Basran for mayor

Voters in 162 municipalities in B.C. set to elect mayor, council, school board and more

Find me my furever home

Frankie is available for adoption from the Kelowna BC SPCA

Eye witnesses sought in Kelowna suspected robbery attempt

Incident occured Sunday, Oct. 21 near downtown

B.C. Youtuber to seal himself ‘in a jar’ to demonstrate impacts of climate change

Kurtis Baute wants to see how long he can last in a 1,000 cubic foot, air-tight greenhouse

One of Taiwan’s fastest trains derails, killing at least 18

The train was carrying more than 360 people

Scheer marks one-year countdown to federal election with campaign-style speech

Conservative Leader insists that it will be Justin Trudeau who ‘makes it personal’

Canada Post union announces rotating strikes in four Canadian cities

Mail will still be delivered but it will be delayed

B.C. VIEWS: Residents have had enough of catering to squatters

Media myth of homeless victims offends those who know better

Most Read