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New child care spaces create more options for families

This backgrounder contains additional information on the two projects that will create 48 new licensed child care spaces in Delta and Richmond, more than half of which are expected to be available this summer.

Boundary Bay Montessori House (Delta) 

Run by the MIND Montessori in Delta Society, this newly renovated space will create 21 new child care spaces — including eight spaces for infants and toddlers and 13 spaces for children aged three years to kindergarten. MIND provides inclusive Montessori programs to a diverse community in a natural setting. The facility is expected to be complete by August 2022.

Alderwood House Program at RJ Tait Elementary (Richmond) 

Richmond School District #38 is renovating an existing classroom and adding a covered and uncovered outdoor play area to create a new child care facility at RJ Tait Elementary school. This will house the Alderwood House Program, a group child care facility run by the Steveston Society of Children’s Centres, which will create 27 new child care spaces — including 18 spaces for children aged three years to kindergarten and nine preschool spaces. Renovations include the installation of an autism sensory/mobility support bar and a large fenced outdoor play area with a gazebo, natural play features and a tricycle track. Completion is expected by August 2021.