DAWSON CREEK, B.C. -The YMCA of Northern BC has announced its partnership with School District 59 for child care services in Dawson Creek.

Thanks to funding from the Ministry of Children and Family Development Rapid Renovation Fund, the YMCA Ecole Frank Ross Centre will open in September with 24 spaces for school-age children.

SD 59 Superintendent Christy Fennell says, “School District 59 is very excited to be partnering with the YMCA of Northern BC to extend child care services before and after school. It will help to create a seamless day for students at their school.”

Another partnership with SD 59 and the YMCA will see 24 spaces for school-aged children at Crescent Park Elementary beginning in September.

CEO of the YMCA of Northern BC, Amanda Alexander, says, “The YMCA of Northern BC is absolutely thrilled to be extending our reach in the Peace Region to include child care services into Dawson Creek. Parents have provided an overwhelming response indicating a need for quality school-aged child care, and at the YMCA, we believe that no matter where you live in BC, parents, and children deserve to have access to quality child care programs.”

Registration for both programs will begin on June 14th.