Child Care Needs Assessment 2019

September 30, 2019

Beginning today, 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 child care action plan to address the community’s child care 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 30th and October 21st. 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 at www.kimberley.ca and both Facebook and Twitter at @CityofKimberley. Surveys can also be reached directly at these links: the Parent/Caregiver Survey can be found here: http://bit.ly/KIMBERLEYParentCaregiverSurvey ; the Childcare provider survey can be found here: http://bit.ly/KIMBERLEYChildcareProviderSurvey.

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 child care 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 pwalsh@kimberley.ca.