Grande Prairie is home to one of the 22 centres that has been chosen for the provincial government’s universal child care pilot project.
The college’s Children’s Centre Demonstration Preschool will be offering 25 dollars a day child care.
Anyone can apply for the 28 spaces but it is up to the centre who will be chosen.
“When we drop our kids off at daycare each day we expect that they should be given the nurturing support they need to grow and thrive. Early Learning and Child Care Centres are all about ensuring that everyday parents can afford quality child care and giving children the best possible start in life,” said Danielle Larivee, Minister of Children’s Services.
The Child’s World Daycare Centre in Fairview is funded for 61 spaces, while the Sugar Plum Tree Daycare in Peace River is being funded for 96 spots.
“Too many parents have had the experience of struggling to afford quality child care for their kids. These Early Learning and Child Care pilot centres will allow us to explore how affordable, quality child care works to support children and families and how we can best expand this support in the years to come. Our government is focused on making life better for everyday families, and making child care more affordable is a key part of that work,” said Premier Rachel Notley.
A list of the 22 centres can be found here.