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Hundreds of new daycare spaces opening up for Kamloops, Okanagan families

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July 29, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Hundreds of families across the Thompson-Okanagan will now have access to new and expanded child care spaces.

“Despite the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought, our goal to create new child care spaces throughout the province continues to gain momentum,” said Katrina Chen, Minister of State for Child Care in a release. “We’ve been able to fund nearly 16,800 new spaces in the past two years, helping to fulfil our promise of better, more affordable child care options for children and families throughout B.C.”

In total, the province has unveiled 3,160 new spots with the recent announcement.

Two daycares in Kamloops will open up spaces for more than 100 kids. At the Gateway City Church, a new childcare space is being constructed to allow for 75 kids. The Cariboo Childcare Society is also creating 37 spaces.

Nearly 100 families in Lake Country will have access to Childcare as the Little Owl Society for Children and Families is creating 98 spaces at their location called By the Lake (Little Owl).

West Kelowna parents can find new spaces for their children at the Adventure Time Early Learning Centre, where 65 spaces are being made.

Families in Barriere can benefit from 52 new spaces at the Simpcw Early Learning and Child Care Centre.

The Adams Lake Indian Band is creating eight new daycare spaces for Chase families. The spaces will open at the Sahhaltkum Daycare.

Lastly, Coldstream families will be able to access 32 new childcare spaces at Maven Lane.

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