Child care centre to expand full-time care

UVic Child Care Services is embarking on a major renovation project that will add 40 full-time care spaces for 3 to 5-year-old children. In April, university executive approved funding for the $1.685 million facility upgrade.

There has been a long-time demand from students, faculty and staff to provide additional full-time child care for 3 to 5-year-olds. Given this continuing need and approval of funding for facility improvement, Child Care Services has developed a strategy to convert Centre #6—which has been used for After School Care (ASC) for part of the day—into full-day care. Overall, the expansion increases full-time care spaces to 90 from 50, or 80 per cent.

As a result of these renovations, the ASC program (45 spaces) will be discontinued as of June 30, 2017. A year-long notice period is being given so parents of children currently enrolled in the after-school care program can make other arrangements.

The child-care centre will remain open with full-time programs continuing without interruption when  renovations begin in summer 2017.

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Keywords: child care, family centre, children, administrative

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