Over 40 new spaces for pre-school and out-of-school care are on the way for Garibaldi Highlands Elementary School in Squamish.

The Ministry of Children and Family Development has announced they will be awarding the Sea to Sky Community Services Society funding to create 44 new spaces. The money is being distributed under the Child Care Major Capital Program in which non-profit organizations are eligible to receive up to half a million dollars towards projects.

Sea to Sky Community Services (SSCS) will receive $366,849 to create the childcare spaces on the school’s grounds, where children will be able to ‘smoothly transition from early years programs, to the classroom, to after-school care’ according to a press release from the society.

SSCS Executive Director Lois Wynne says they are pleased with the announcement and are grateful to the Ministry and School District 48; “It will help us bring much needed program services back to Garibaldi Highlands in a brand new portable”.

The non-profit is one of ninety-one organizations sharing the $33 million in childcare funding to create new licensed childcare spaces throughout the province.


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