Child Care Facilities

Funded by
Province of BC, UBCM
Project State
Current

In 2020, City Council received the results of the Greater Vernon Child Care Space Action Plan. The strategies put forward in that plan resulted in the City’s application for infrastructure grants to increase the number of child care spaces for the citizens of Greater Vernon. 

The City’s applications to the BC Child Care Space Creation program were successful and $6 million in project funding was awarded for two new child care centres. A UBCM Community Child Care Space Creation Program grant for $1 million was also received as a top up and funding source to provide the infant/toddler spaces at the Recreation Complex Child Care Facility. The total funding received for both projects is $7 million. 

The two new facilities are scheduled to be open to provide child care by the fall of 2022 and will make a significant impact in meeting the community need for child care.

Recreation Complex Site

This childcare centre will be located at 3505-35th Avenue in Vernon, British Columbia. It will be a one-storey building placed along the south side of the grounds of the Vernon Recreation Complex. It will be a licensed 124-space child care facility intended to have capacity for 100 Group Child Care spaces (30 months to School Age) and 24 Group Child Care spaces (Under 36 months).

Lakers Site

The Lakers childcare centre will be a one storey building located at 7000 Cummins Road in Vernon. It will be a licensed 86-space child care facility intended to have capacity for 50 Group Child Care spaces (30 months to School Age) and 36 Group Child Care spaces (Under 36 months).

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Rec Complex Child Care
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Recreation Complex Facility concept
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Lakers Child Care
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Lakers Facility concept
City Contact(s)

Shayne Wright
Manager, Community Recreation
swright@vernon.ca