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Childcare BC New Spaces Fund creates more options for families

Learn more about the new child care spaces that are coming for families in 100 Mile House, Alexis Creek, Kamloops and Logan Lake.  

Small Explorers Family Daycare (100 Mile House)
Renovations will add five licensed school-age spaces to the existing seven child care spaces currently at Small Explorers, expected to open in September 2021. The facility is wheelchair accessible and offers inclusive care for children with support needs.

Tl’einqox ?esqax (ess-caw) ‘Anaham Children’ (Alexis Creek)
Tl’etinqox Government is building the new ‘Anaham Children’ child care centre next to the community school and adult learning centre. A total of 76 new licensed spaces will be created – 12 infant/toddler spaces, 16 spaces for children aged three years to kindergarten, 16 preschool spaces and 32 spaces for school-age children. The centre will deliver cultural and language programs, along with parenting workshops and a breakfast and lunch program with traditional foods. The centre is expected to open in August 2021.

Children’s Circle Childcare Centre (Kamloops)
The Interior Health Authority has partnered with the Children’s Circle Daycare Society to operate Children’s Circle Childcare Centre, which is expected to open in September 2021. The centre will offer a total of 122 licensed spaces – 44 infant/toddler spaces, 18 spaces for children three years to kindergarten, 28 preschool spaces and 32 spaces for school-age children. The new facility will have a dedicated training room to support early childhood education students.

Laugh and Learn Daycare (Logan Lake)
The Logan Lake Laugh and Learn Society will renovate the lower level of the Thompson Nicola Regional District Library to create a total of 25 licensed spaces – 12 infant/toddler spaces and 13 spaces for children aged three years to school age. The society’s vision is centred on the provision of high-quality, accessible and sustainable child care. The District of Logan Lake and Teck Highland Valley Copper are also contributing funding towards the project. The new facility is expected to open in September 2021.