Two resource centres in the region will get nearly $25,000 in funding as part of government's new child care stratregy released today.
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Charlene Johnson making the announcement in Clarenville
Clarenville's Neighbourhood of Friends Family Resource Centre will get over $11,200 to help explore the development of additional child care spaces in the Clarenville area. Tip-A-Vista Wellness Foundation in Bonavista will recieve over $13,500 to explore child care opportunities and aim to create a new medium-sized child care centre.
"The centre here believes theres a child care need in Clarenville, so we provided the funds to go out and prove that there's a demonstrated need. There's steps along the way and they're at that first step," said Charlene Johnson, minister for Child, Youth, and Family Services, after making the annoucement at the Clarenvile centre.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors for the Neighbourhood of Friends Family Resource Centre, I am pleased to share in today’s Child Care Capacity Initiative funding announcement, as well as the launch of the 10-Year Child Care Strategy,” Garry Gosse, vice-chairperson of the Neighbourhood of Friends Family Resource Centre, said in a press release. “Clarenville is a thriving community with young families moving to our area; many of whom are in need of child care. Our Board is excited to be a part of this initiative and we will continue to provide quality programs and services to parents and children living in our community.”
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