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Child-care supports in North Vancouver

April 01, 2020

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UPDATE (June 1, 2020):

On June 1, schools across the province will move to Stage 3 of the K to 12 Education Restart Plan.

To realize the goals for Stage 3   in terms of providing in-class instruction for students in K to 12   the temporary emergent child-care services the North Vancouver School District has been providing to families will continue up until May 29.

Starting June 1, children of essential service workers* will be able to attend school on a full-time basis (five days/week), during regular school hours, if requested.

If you require child care but are not an essential service worker, please reconnect with your child-care service provider who pre-COVID-19, provided your family with child care.

Many of the licensed child-care centres which had closed are now beginning to open and resume operations.

A list of centres is available HERE. For additional sources of child-care support, please visit the B.C. government's Information for Parents & Families web page.

* Teachers, administrators and support staff are considered Essential Service Workers.


 

UPDATE: In addition to front line emergency and medical staff, we are opening up access to: parents who work in group homes and nursing homes; social workers who are meeting with clients in person; public health staff meeting with patients in person; and front-line grocery store staff.

We continue to open more child-care spaces each week and are processing applications as quickly as possible. For any questions or inquiries, please email childcare@sd44.ca




The North Vancouver School District recognizes the suspension of in-class instruction has created the need for emergent care arrangements for many of our families. 

We are working to support our elementary families in two ways. The first is to try to provide daytime child care for elementary children of front-line medical staff, (nurses, respiratory therapists, ER doctors, etc.) and first responders who are working in emergent care with citizens impacted by COVID-19.

If you fit into that classification of employment and require child care for your family, please fill out this application and email the completed form to childcare@sd44.ca.

Please note: Child-care availability is during the day, Monday to Friday, and there are limited spaces due to the need for social distancing of both children and staff. North Vancouver School District staff are providing the child care.

We are aware there is a wide range of other essential service employees and acknowledge the significance of their roles in our community. We hope to be able to support a broader range of essential employees and their families; however, we are currently focusing our efforts toward front-line medical staff and first responders - those who are tasked with additional shifts and extended schedules to meet the emergent health and safety needs of our community.

Another support we are providing is a list of contacts to help you find licensed child care. The following licensed child-care centres have available spaces:

North Shore Neighbourhood House

Call 604-987-8138, local 229 or email Lisa Hubbard for information on these locations:

  • Westview Kids Club
  • Ridgeway Kids Club
  • Lynn Valley Kids Club
  • Cleveland Kids Club
  • Capilano Kids Club
  • Mountainside Kids Club
  • Norgate Kids Club
  • NSNH Daycare 
  • Novaco Daycare
  • Learning Together Daycare (located at Sutherland School)
  • Centreview Daycare

Other child-care options include:

  • Sunshine Cove Daycare: 604-770-2683
  • Park Place Childcare:  604-987-8138

* If you are a licensed child-care provider and would like your name added to this list, please email Maria Spitale-Leisk.