DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Campus Kids Day Care will be receiving $364,992 from the government after a successful capital funding application.
This will create 20 infant and toddler spaces within the day care on the Northern Lights College Dawson Creek Campus.
The day care supervisor, Karen Whitford says they are beyond excited for the funding.
“We are super excited. This will be Dawson Creek’s first infant and toddler centre, dedicated to the development of children from six months to three year’s old that is open to the public.”
The plan for the funding according to Whitford is to renovate to make more space for younger kids.
“This funding will allow us to do major renovations that will include child-sized bathroom facilities, and completely new furnishings and equipment – this is a really big deal for us and we are very appreciative that our funding application was granted by the ministry.”
The day care does not belong to Northern Lights College. It is a privately owned facility but the school does get benefits from it.
“Campus Kids has periodically provided practicum spaces for the College’s Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) students,” said Anndra Graff, vice president of Finance and Corporate Services. “Our students and staff also benefit from having a day care on campus for their children because they are a priority on waitlists.”