As part of an announcement made by the B.C. government earlier this week, Royston Elementary School will soon receive 19 new licenced spaces for child care.
On Monday, Dec. 4, the B.C. government announced it will spend $33 million to create 3,800 new licenced child care spaces throughout the province in the next two years. The spaces will be split throughout 103 organizations in 52 communities.
As per the announcement, the Wee Care Early Childhood Centre in the Comox Valley will receive $166,500 to create 16 preschool spaces and three school-age spaces at its Royston location. We Care is a licenced before- and after-school child care program that operates out of four Comox Valley-based elementary schools.
We Care also received $250,000 for its Valley View Elementary location, which will go towards funding a new portable facility.
The funding comes from the province’s Child Care Major Capital Funding Program.