Care for Our Kids
WHAT IS CARE FOR OUR KIDS?
Care For Our Kids is a child care research project for the Central Okanagan. It’s being conducted by Urban Matters CCC on behalf of the District of Lake Country, City of Kelowna, City of West Kelowna, District of Peachland, Childhood Connections and Westbank First Nation. Through research and information collection via focus groups, interviews, and a large workshop, an Action Plan will be completed by February 2020. This Action Plan will be a guide for the Province to help improve child care in the Central Okanagan.
What Communities are Involved?
Current and future child care options and needs are being assessed in six communities within the Central Okanagan:
- District of Lake Country
- City of Kelowna
- Westbank First Nation
- City of West Kelowna
- District of Peachland
The District of Lake Country, City of Kelowna, City of West Kelowna, and District of Peachland collaborated with the Childhood Connections – Okanagan Family & Childcare Society to receive provincial funding through the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) to conduct this study and are working together because of the known crossover in child care needs between these communities.
Share Your Thoughts on Child Care In the Central Okanagan!
If you’re a parent, child care provider, working in School District 23, a social service provider, or anyone who regularly interacts with children, you can get involved and contribute.