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Childcare BC New Spaces Fund creates more options for families

Find out more about the new child care spaces that are coming for families in Haida Gwaii and Lax Kwa’alaams. 

DANU Child Care (Haida Gwaii)
An additional eight licensed spaces at DANU Child Care are providing care for children up to 12 years of age. The child care operator is a trained early childhood educator (ECE) and plans to hire an additional ECE to meet the growing demand. Elders, parents and community members are welcome to participate in child care programs and activities. The new spaces at DANU Child Care are open.

Child care facility (Lax Kw’alaams)
The Lax Kw’alaams Band is building the community’s first child care centre. The centre will create 62 new, licensed child care spaces, including 12 spaces for infants and toddlers, 16 spaces for children aged three years to kindergarten, 17 preschool spaces and 17 school-age spaces. The centre is expected to open in September 2022 and will partner with Coast Mountain College to provide practicum placements for early childhood education students. In addition, the centre will host an immunization program to ensure kids are up to date with their vaccinations and give parents an opportunity to ask any questions.