More child care spaces created in Skidegate

  • Jun. 2, 2008 8:00 a.m.

The Skidegate Band Council is opening a new infant and toddler child-care centre with the help of a $280,000 contribution from the provincial government. Minister of State for Child Care Linda Reid was in Skidegate Monday (June 2) to announce the contribution. “We have heard quite clearly that opening new child-care spaces is a priority for BC families,” Ms Reid said. “This project highlights the commitment of both the province and Skidegate Band Council to provide families with more options and children with safe, nurturing opportunities outside the home.” The funding will create 12 new child-care spaces in the community. They are expected to open in September 2009. “This funding will allow us to make a wonderful addition to our child-care, preschool and parent and tot programs,” said Rachel West, supervisor of the Skidegate Band Council child-care programs. “With the new centre, we’ll have child-care services available for all age groups, from birth to age 12.”