CNC Daycare Receives New Lease on Life
Prince George, B.C. – After years of uncertainty, some good news for the College of New Caledonia’s childcare society.
CNC and the Caledonia Early Care and Learning Centre Society have signed a new multi-year lease agreement.
“We have approved a five year lease and we are delighted that our campus will continue to have accessible child care services available for CNC students, employees and the general public,” said CNC president Henry Reiser.
Asked if the agreement would ensure the long-term sustainability of the service, Reiser released the following statement:
“Over the last few years, the college has been looking for alternative ways to maintain childcare services as they did not fall under our core mandate of providing education and training. In order to provide some stability to this service, the college assisted with its transition to an external society that would be better positioned to provide these services. This five year lease agreement is a very big step in ensuring the stability of high-quality child care services for the benefit of our students, faculty and the broader community.”
The child care centre provides year-round, full-time care for children between the ages of 30 months and five years.
In April, 2014, the centre survived the chopping block as a cost cutting measure and given one more year to find a way to become financially sustainable.