Ten childcare facilities in the Peace River region are receiving $8,858 in provincial funding under the Child Care Operating Funding Program.

The money is being given to the providers to help with the transition period now that full-day kindergarten has been implemented.

With full-day kindergarten, certain childcare providers may have a decrease in the number of children enrolling with them, since children are now going to school one year earlier.

The childcare providers are able to use the additional funding for purchasing items for their daycare or to pay for professional development and training for employees.

Currently, the Ministry of Children and Family Development provides funding to around 900 child care facilities across B.C., depending on the number of spaces the provider has available.

The ten child care providers in the Peace River area receiving a portion of the funding are:

Fort Nelson Family Development Society in Fort Nelson
Blueberry River First Nations in Buick Creek
Kwadacha Education Society in Fort Ware
North Peace Out-of-School Child Care Society in Fort St. John
Northern Lights College in Fort St. John
Trena L. Martin in Fort St. John
Chetwynd Child Care Society in Chetwynd
Tumbler Ridge Children’s Centre Society in Tumbler Ridge
Kiwanis Arts Centre Society in Dawson Creek
Campus Kids Day Care Society in Dawson Creek