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Posted: October 1, 2019

City invites participation in Childcare Needs Assessment

Beginning Sept. 30, residents are invited to have their voice heard with regards to childcare needs within the City of Kimberley.

In partnership with Vancouver-based population and public health consulting company, Be the Change Group, the city will be collecting data from the community that will help provide the foundation for Kimberley’s childcare action plan to address the community’s childcare needs.

The team will be using several methods to engage the community, caregivers, parents, childcare providers, and child care facilities including surveys, a community forum and focus groups. Surveys will be available between September 30 and October 21. The community is invited to take the survey and then share it with friends to ensure we gather as many responses as possible.

Surveys are available on the city website and both Facebook and Twitter at @CityofKimberley.

Surveys can also be reached directly at these links: the Parent/Caregiver Survey can be found here; the Childcare provider survey can be found here.

During the week of October 15-19 both the community forum and focus groups will be taking place.

Stay tuned to the city website and social media accounts for specific details on how you can participate in these events.

Information gathered from the needs assessment will be used to create Kimberley’s Child Care Action Plan Report. This report will support the City of Kimberley in setting a clear path to address Kimberley’s childcare needs and planning activities. This program has been made possible through the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) Community Child Care Planning Program funded by the Province of British Columbia.

For further information, please contact Pamela Walsh, Manager of Community Development & Communications at 250-427-9653 or by email at [email protected]

City of Kimberley

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