The provincial government announced Wednesday it is spending more than $700,000 to create 182 additional child care spaces in the Tri-Cities.
The news was part of an announcement of $11.3 million being spent province-wide through the Child Care Major Capital Funding Program.
The local funding is:
• $250,000 for Academics PreKindergarten Westwood (132 spaces);
• $250,000 for Bee House Montessori Day Care (32 spaces);
• and $213,613.70 for Birchland Tree House Play Care (20 spaces).
Last November, the province asked child-care providers to apply for funding to create new licensed child-care spaces. Non-profit daycares applied for up to $500,000 while private child-care providers could apply for up to $250,000.
For more information about child care in B.C., visit www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/childcare.