PITT MEADOWS, BC – The City of Pitt Meadows has been awarded $25,000 for a community childcare needs assessment under the 2019 Community Child Care Planning grant program administered by the Union of BC Municipalities.
“Receiving this funding means that the City will develop a long-term strategy for child care in Pitt Meadows which will allow us to better serve our community,” said Mayor Bill Dingwall.
A child care action plan will enable the City to: better understand current capacity, identify shortfalls, establish overall community needs, create an inventory of child care spaces and to determine 10 year targets for space creation.
As part of this process, the City will engage with the community (existing daycare providers, parents, Katzie First Nation, School District 42, local preschools and special interest groups) to ensure that the needs, priorities and values of Pitt Meadows families are understood and incorporated into the plan. All of the action items identified in the plan will closely align with the City’s Official Community Plan and Parks and Recreation Master Plan.
The child care needs assessment is expected to be completed by March 2020.
For more information please contact:
Manager of Communications & Community Engagement
City of Pitt Meadows