Children and Family Development

Startup grants give B.C. families more child care options

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Children and Family Development

Startup grants give B.C. families more child care options

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Government Communications and Public Engagement
Ministry of Children and Family Development
250 356-2028
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Government Communications and Public Engagement
Ministry of Children and Family Development
250 356-2028

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425+ new licensed child care spaces available in B.C. communities

Parents in 29 British Columbia communities now have access to more licensed family and in-home multi-age child care facilities for their children.

The following outlines where these new spaces are located so far, and how many are available in each community. The Province will provide further updates as more child care providers complete the licensing process with their local health authorities.

Abbotsford – 22 new spaces at five facilities:

  • Little Steps Centre for Kids (seven)
  • Sprout and Grow Daycare (seven)
  • Steph’s Little Sprouts Child Care (eight).

Burnaby – eight new spaces at Springtree Montessori School.

Chilliwack – 14 new spaces at two facilities:

  • Angel Beans Childcare (seven)
  • Ton of Love Family Daycare (seven).

Coquitlam – 15 new spaces at two facilities:

  • Little Friend Circle Daycare (seven)
  • Woods Childcare Centre (eight).

Courtenay – seven new spaces at three facilities at Akasha’s Little Explorers Daycare.

Cranbrook – seven new spaces at Little Monkeys Family Day Care.

Creston – eight new spaces at Dani’s Daycare.

Delta – 23 new spaces at three facilities:

  • Little Monkey’s Childcare (seven)
  • Makannah’s Daycare (eight)
  • Sunny Days Daycare (eight)

Fort Langley – seven new spaces at Adventure Buddies Daycare.

Kamloops – 15 new spaces at two facilities

  • Little Sprouts Daycare (seven)
  • Caterpillar Clubhouse (eight)

Kelowna – 28 new spaces at seven facilities:

  • Learn ‘N’ Play Home Daycare (seven)
  • The Purple Toad Daycare (seven)
  • TF Day Care (seven)
  • Whiskers Daycare (seven).

Maple Ridge – seven new spaces at Kidding Around Family Daycare.

Mission – seven new spaces at Cheerful Minds Childcare.

Nanaimo – 15 new spaces at two facilities:

  • Little Bees Childcare (eight)
  • Little Heroes Childcare (seven).

Nelson – eight new spaces at Little Tree Kinderhouse.

North Vancouver – 21 new spaces at three facilities:

  • Kidscool Early Learning Centre (eight)
  • Limelight Development Center (seven)
  • My Mommy Daycare (six).

Parksville – eight new spaces at Little Deer Childcare Centre.

Pemberton – five new spaces at Le Petit Bonheur.

Pitt Meadows – seven new spaces at Green Footprints Child Care.

Powell River – eight new spaces at Wiggles and Giggles Childcare.

Prince George – 58 new spaces at eight facilities:

  • Candy’s Kiddie Korner (seven)
  • Costumes and Crayons Daycare (seven)
  • Mud Pie Munchkins Early Learning Centre (eight)
  • Mystic Kids Daycare (seven)
  • Rhymes@Riddles (seven)
  • Robyn’s Nest Daycare (eight)
  • Purple Crayon Kids Care (seven)
  • Sunshine Smiles Family Daycare (seven).

Qualicum Beach – 22 new spaces at three facilities:

  • Curious Explorers (eight)
  • Daddy Daycare (seven)
  • Happy Vibes Daycare (seven).

Revelstoke – seven new spaces at Revelstoke Daycare.

Richmond – 15 new spaces at two facilities:

  • Blocks and Tots Daycare (seven)
  • Lil Clubhouse Childcare (eight).

Sorrento – eight new spaces at Back to Nature Child Care.

Surrey – 29 new spaces at four facilities:

  • Adventure House Early Learning Childcare Centre (seven)
  • Mahi Daycare (seven)
  • Playful Discoveries Learning Centre (eight)
  • Zoo Buddies Family Child Care (seven).

Vancouver – 18 new spaces at three facilities:

  • Everyday Sunshine Childcare (seven)
  • Little Folks Family Day Care (four)
  • Jungle Trail Child Care (seven).

Victoria – 14 new spaces at two facilities:

  • Florence Lake Child Care (seven)
  • II Etait Une Fois French Immersion Daycare (seven).

West Kelowna – 15 new spaces at two facilities:

  • Little Climbers Childcare (seven)
  • Little Ladybug Academy (eight).

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