The provincial government is announcing $2.7 million to create 251 new licensed childcare spaces in Greater Victoria.
A release from the government shows:
This investment includes $174,381 for the Cloverdale Child Care Society, $387,000 for the Arbutus Grove Nature Program & Out of School Care, $500,000 for Child Care Complex B at the University of Victoria, $219,137 for Kids Klub Torquay, $218,937 for Kids Klub Northridge, $200,957 for Kids Klub Braefoot, $12,400 for the Curious Kids Infant and Toddler Centre, $250,000 for the Victoria Montessori Childcare Centre, $388,548 for the James Bay Infant Plus Daycare Centre, and $371,173 for the Phoenix Child Care Centre with the Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society.
“These new spaces are a first step towards improving access to child-care spaces and keeping our promise to implement universal child care in B.C.,” Carole James, New Democrat MLA for Victoria says in the release.
The money comes through the Province’s Child Care Major Capital Funding Program.