Local MLA Jennifer Rice welcomes child care investment in Skidegate

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VICTORIA – New Democrat MLA Jennifer Rice is welcoming new child care funding for Skidegate Daycare as part of the B.C. government’s Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) agreement with the Government of Canada.

“For too long parents of children with extra support needs have faced incredible difficulty locating the quality care they require in Skidegate and the surrounding communities,” said Jennifer Rice, MLA North Coast. “This investment in Haida Gwaii families will go a long way in ensuring their children are able to reach their full potential.”

Skidegate Daycare is just one of the 83 organizations across the province that will be sharing $30 million in funding. The funding which will be allotted over the next three years is aimed at expanding and enhancing the province’s Supported Child Development and Aboriginal Supported Child Development programs for families with extra support needs.

For more information: http://news.gov.bc.ca/18343