Daycare

A new report entitled Child Care in Victoria states that a shortage of more than 4,200 spaces exists in the region’s second-largest municipality. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria lacks more than 4,200 child care spaces within city: report

Eastern neighbourhoods face the largest child care shortages

 

Children observe physical distancing in a handout photo from BrightPath Kids daycare. Lining floors with small blue footprint decals, sectioning out table-top areas with coloured tape, or installing personalized shelves with toys specific to each child.Daycare centres are reopening after months of shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and they’re trying to find creative ways to help children better understand physical distancing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-BrightPath Kids

Daycares find unique ways to teach physical distancing to young kids

B.C. says centres must have the physical space to support distancing, and encourages outdoor play when appropriate

 

A car crashed through the front of Little Owl Academy in Kelowna on Friday morning (Feb. 7). (Mackenzie Britton - Capital News).

No one hurt after car crashes into Kelowna daycare

There are no reports of any injuries

 

Aurora Griffiths, seen with daycare manager Wendy Morneau, is among the children who will lose her daycare service when Compass Day Care closes its doors. Morneau is now searching for a location for a new daycare operation. (Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke daycare operator searching for new location

Compass Day Care forced to close after bureacratic errors discovered

Aurora Griffiths, seen with daycare manager Wendy Morneau, is among the children who will lose her daycare service when Compass Day Care closes its doors. Morneau is now searching for a location for a new daycare operation. (Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)
Aurora Griffiths is one of the children at Compass Day Care that would lose her daycare spot if the centre is forced to close. (Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)

‘Bureaucratic mix-up’ could lead to Sooke daycare closure

Sooke CAO confident daycare situation can be resolved

Aurora Griffiths is one of the children at Compass Day Care that would lose her daycare spot if the centre is forced to close. (Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)
Children and Family Development Minister Katrine Conroy visits a daycare, July 2018. (B.C. government)

Bursary, pay increases coming for B.C. early childhood educators

Daycare workers in B.C. program to get $2 more an hour by 2020

Children and Family Development Minister Katrine Conroy visits a daycare, July 2018. (B.C. government)
Universal child care was promised by the B.C. NDP government in the 2017 election. (Wikimedia Commons)

B.C. starting universal daycare pilot program

Free for low-income, ‘less than $10 a day’ for many others

Universal child care was promised by the B.C. NDP government in the 2017 election. (Wikimedia Commons)
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)
Esquimalt Coun. Meagan Brame, owner/operator of Saxe Point Daycare, says the province may be kicking in more funding for child-care facilities but they still aren’t addressing the issue of staffing them.  Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Victoria area child-care provider says new funding missed the point

Boost for spaces, facilities, fails to address staff shortages

Esquimalt Coun. Meagan Brame, owner/operator of Saxe Point Daycare, says the province may be kicking in more funding for child-care facilities but they still aren’t addressing the issue of staffing them.  Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Police seized cocained and other drugs in a bust of an individual suspected of selling drugs from a home next to a daycare and near Quadra elementary school. File photo

Two up on drug charges, dealing suspected beside Victoria daycare

Cocaine, crystal meth, fentanyl-laced heroin seized, plus cash

Police seized cocained and other drugs in a bust of an individual suspected of selling drugs from a home next to a daycare and near Quadra elementary school. File photo
VicPD Chief Const. Del Manak presented a third quarter update at city hall Thursday morning. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Suspected fentanyl dealer arrested, was living next door to daycare in Victoria

Cybercrime trend, stabbings and armed robberies: VicPD chief’s quarterly report

VicPD Chief Const. Del Manak presented a third quarter update at city hall Thursday morning. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)