The Town has been awarded almost $2 million in provincial funding to contruct “Into the Woods Early Learning Studio”.
The monies will fund the creation of 37 new spaces for children aged three years to kindergarten. The studio will provide a new 3,269 square foot childcare centre with outdoor play area, set within the Townowned community park. The facility will create new high quality and affordable childcare spaces, under two licensing types. The facility will be operated by a non-profit society, and is a key step in addressing a critical
need within our community, especially for underserved populations.
With a focus on infant and toddler care and extended hours of operation, this facility will serve our community and region for many years to come. With commitments from key stakeholders and local operators, support is
evident to make this a successful venture.
The project is set to commence in 2021.
Almost $2 million in provincial funding was provided through the Ministry of Children and Family Development New Spaces Fund and the Community Child Care Space Creation program administered by the Union of British
Columbia Municipalities (UBCM).
Luke Sales, MCIP, RPP
Director of Planning