Crofton families to benefit from child care funding announcement. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Crofton families to benefit from child care funding announcement. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Funding received for new child care spaces in Crofton

Crofton Cubs Centre for Early Learning and Care to be developed

The Municipality of North Cowichan has received provincial grant funding for 44 early learning and child care spaces in Crofton.

North Cowichan received $1.76 million in funding for the development of the Crofton Cubs Centre for Early Learning and Care in Crofton. Through a child care provider, the new space will support up to 44 new licenced spaces for infants, toddlers and children up to kindergarten. The centre will involve local elders in programming.

“This is very welcome news for Crofton families,” said North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring. “Quality child care close to home will provide children with a safe and supportive environment.”

The ChildCareBC New Spaces Fund supports building new child care spaces, lowering fees and training the skilled early childhood educators in communities throughout B.C.

Details between the Municipality and the child care provider are being finalized. Further information will be available in the coming weeks.

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