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LPSD funded for child care centre

By April 7, 2022No Comments
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The Lloydminster Public School Division (LPSD) has been selected to create an Early Years Family Resource Centre in Lloydminster with $215,000 in start-up funding.

The funding is from the Canada-Saskatchewan Early Learning and Child Care Agreement toward the cost of new centres in Lloydminster, Swift Current and Weyburn, announced last week.

The resource centres offer families with young children up to the age of five a variety of early learning resources, services, and supports to improve developmental needs and school readiness.

“LPSD is excited to be a partner in this important initiative,” said LPSD superintendent of education, Trisha Rawlake.

“This centre will serve as a community resource for all of our Lloydminster families with young children. We are committed to bringing together the right partners in a concerted effort to support our youth in reaching their full potential.”

A local planning team will determine the location of the centre in the near future and develop the centre with a planned opening date this fall.

Saskatchewan’s Early Years Family Resource Centres have become important resources to support families with young children, offering them a range of early learning opportunities and supports, all at no cost to families.

There are currently 12 Family Resource Centres in Saskatchewan.   

Thousands of families have benefited from services offered by the centres.

 From April 2020 to March 2021, the centres distributed 13,000 learning activity kits and had 898,000 social media and web page views. 

They were also able to welcome 15,400 children and adults in person.

Canada is investing roughly $68.5 million over four years to support access to high quality, inclusive, affordable and flexible child care in Saskatchewan.