Parksville Partners with BGCCVI to Provide Child and Youth Services in the Community | NanaimoNews NOW

New daycare spaces are arriving in Parksville with an agreement between the City and the BGCCVI to operate from the Parksville Community Center. (File photo / NanaimoNewsNOW)

Through Jordan davidson


November 17, 2021 | 4:53 p.m.

PARKSVILLE – Young families in Parksville will soon have more options for childcare, while older youth and teens will have a place to burn energy after school.

The City of Parksville is expected to enter into a five-year lease with BGC Central Vancouver Island (BGCCVI) to operate part of the Parksville Community Center.

A total of 91 new child care spaces are expected to be part of a full-time child and family center, as well as programs for different age groups, family supports, outdoor recreation spaces and access to buses to facilitate daycare activities.

“By also offering programs between these critical hours of 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., that’s when young people get bored, get out of hand, that’s when vandalism starts to kick in. produce because children just don’t have a place to go in a safe, supportive place. environment, ”said Karen Kove, Executive Director of BGCCVI.

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