Childcare

Daniel Church (left) and Andy Lee have been paired as a little and big brother through the Big Brothers, Big Sisters Victoria branch for more than four years. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

100 Greater Victoria kids on waitlist for Big Brothers and Big Sisters

The Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Victoria is in desparate need of more mentors

Daniel Church (left) and Andy Lee have been paired as a little and big brother through the Big Brothers, Big Sisters Victoria branch for more than four years. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
VIU early childhood education student Sabrina Limas, left, speaks to B.C. minister of state for child care Katrina Chen on Monday morning at the university’s Nanaimo campus. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

B.C. launches $2-million childcare professional development network

Minister of state announced program Monday on Vancouver Island

VIU early childhood education student Sabrina Limas, left, speaks to B.C. minister of state for child care Katrina Chen on Monday morning at the university’s Nanaimo campus. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
B.C. Education Minister Rob Fleming colours with some kids at the recently opened Arbutus Grove Children’s Studio. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff).

Province adds 260 more childcare spaces in Greater Victoria

144 spaces will be located at elementary schools

B.C. Education Minister Rob Fleming colours with some kids at the recently opened Arbutus Grove Children’s Studio. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff).
Several winter break camp options are available from the West Shore Parks and Recreation Society. (Pxhere)
Several winter break camp options are available from the West Shore Parks and Recreation Society. (Pxhere)
New licensed child care spaces in the CRD announced Tuesday by Katrine Conroy, Minister of Children and Family Development. (Keri Coles/Black Press Media)

439 new licensed child care spaces for Greater Victoria

$4.6 million in funding for Victoria spaces comes through Childcare BC New Spaces Fund

New licensed child care spaces in the CRD announced Tuesday by Katrine Conroy, Minister of Children and Family Development. (Keri Coles/Black Press Media)
The Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group was one of 53 childcare spaces selected in BC for the $10/day childcare pilot project. (Google Maps)

Fernwood daycare selected for $10 per day childcare pilot project

53 daycares were selected out of 300 applicants across the province

The Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group was one of 53 childcare spaces selected in BC for the $10/day childcare pilot project. (Google Maps)
Rachel Hess of Discovery Playhouse Children’s Society of Pitt Meadows with Ethan, Marcus and Madeleine. The daycare has just two years left in its lease with the city. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Victoria mayor planning for 300 new affordable childcare spaces

The childcare spaces would be located on SD61 properties throughout Victoria

Rachel Hess of Discovery Playhouse Children’s Society of Pitt Meadows with Ethan, Marcus and Madeleine. The daycare has just two years left in its lease with the city. (Neil Corbett/The News)
The Vic West Community Centre will be the site of a new childcare pilot project supported by the City of Victora. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Vic West to host childcare expansion pilot project

New spaces at Vic West Community Centre initially will be housed in portable

The Vic West Community Centre will be the site of a new childcare pilot project supported by the City of Victora. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
A new website from the Victoria Early Years Centre is designed to help parents find resources for their young children. (File photo)

New regional website designed to help parents find childcare support

The Victoria Early Years Centre is connecting families with over 200 centres

A new website from the Victoria Early Years Centre is designed to help parents find resources for their young children. (File photo)
Babies to Big Kids daycare, which serviced over 70 families, has given a one-month notice about their closure (File photo)

Impending closure of Vic West daycare has over 70 families scrambling

Babies to Big Kids Daycare shutting its doors end of June, ahead of its lease ending

Babies to Big Kids daycare, which serviced over 70 families, has given a one-month notice about their closure (File photo)
B.C. Finance Minister Carole James visits a Victoria daycare on the eve of her first budget, allocating $1 billion over three years to expand child care, Feb. 19, 2018. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

Quebec daycare subsidies offer warning for B.C., study says

Over-55 women more likely to join paid workforce than young mothers

B.C. Finance Minister Carole James visits a Victoria daycare on the eve of her first budget, allocating $1 billion over three years to expand child care, Feb. 19, 2018. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Health Minister Adrian Dix (Black Press)

Inspection reports to be released for B.C. child care, senior facilities

Health Minister Adrian Dix says unlicensed operators will also be forced to disclose conditions

Health Minister Adrian Dix (Black Press)
B.C. Finance Minister Carole James visits a Victoria daycare on the eve of her first budget, Feb. 19, 2018. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

NDP’s first budget to set spending record for housing, child care

Premier John Horgan promises biggest investments in B.C. history

B.C. Finance Minister Carole James visits a Victoria daycare on the eve of her first budget, Feb. 19, 2018. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)