Posted: June 3, 2019
Child Care Space Planning Project
Help identify local and regional child care needs by taking the online survey - available until July 31st, 2019
The provincial government recently announced a $3 billion investment in the child care sector over the next three years. Funding for the creation of new child care spaces is underway and will continue until 22,000 new spaces have been created. In order to ensure that community needs are met, the Alberni Clayoquot Regional District has undertaken a Community Child Care Planning Program in tandem. The Planning Program supports local governments and child care stakeholders in understanding their current and upcoming child care needs.
Key project activities:
• Inventory current child care spaces
• Develop methodology for data collection (i.e. utilizing existing information, stakeholder survey, community consultation)
• Define mechanisms for stakeholder engagement
• Synthesize data and community input
• Write community child care space creation action plan
The information gathered through these plans will be shared with the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development, and may inform future provincial investments in child care space creation. For efficiency and knowledge sharing in the ACRD region’s closely connected communities and network of child care providers, the ACRD has engaged a team of experienced consultants to conduct a regional approach to undertake this work for ACRD communities.
If you would like to participate in identifying local and regional child care needs and solutions, please fill in the online survey available by clicking the button below. The survey will be live until July 31st, 2019, with a complete Action Plan scheduled to be released in Fall 2019.
The Childcare Planning Across the Alberni Clayoquot project team is made up of three local consultants with backgrounds in supporting healthy child, family and community development in the Alberni Clayoquot region.
For further information, please contact ACRDchildcareplanning@gmail.com.