New Child Care Centre for New Denver
media release by Ministry of Children and Family – November 15, 2019
The morning routine will soon be a little easier for families in the New Denver area as more than 40 new child care spaces are set to open in September 2020 at the local K-12 school.
The spaces mean parents will have quality, full-time licensed child care available in their own community for the first time.
“We know that parents in rural communities have limited options when it comes to child care, and it’s no different in New Denver where there is currently only one licensed facility,” said Katrine Conroy, Minister of Children and Family Development and MLA for Kootenay-West. “This project shows how a community benefits when we work in partnership. I’m grateful to the school district for stepping up to support local families and to the Columbia Basin Trust for its contribution to make this project a reality. Together, we’re bringing more than four times more child care spaces to the area.”