Nechako Valley Community Services Society (NVCSS) is excited to announce a partnership with the YMCA of Northern BC in offering a much anticipated and needed child-care facility for the Fort St. James community. The Fort St. James YMCA Child Care Centre will be located at 349 Stuart Dr. West, which is home to social services offered by NVCSS and other community partners. The construction and renovations are nearing completion, with plans to open the new facility in February 2017.
We are pleased to be partnering with the YMCA, who will bring significant expertise and experience in early childhood services to Fort St. James. Their mission, vision and philosophy for early childhood services fit well with the vision NVCSS has for bringing quality child-care services to the community. As an organization, we have worked with community partners for several years to see this vision become a reality. The new Fort St. James YMCA Child Care Centre will provide up to 8 infant/toddler day-care spaces and twenty 3-5 year-old day-care spaces.
This project is being made a reality in part by a significant grant from the Child Care Capital Funding program through the Ministry of Children and Family Development. We have also received generous donations from Thompson Creek Metals, the Fort St. James Early Childhood Development Committee and the District of Fort St. James.
Tyrell Arnold, M.Ed., R.C.C.