The provincial government announced on May 19 that 18 new childcare spaces are set to open this fall at Caterpillars Childcare Centre in Terrace. (Black Press Media File Photo)

New childcare spaces to be developed in Terrace

The B.C. government announced 18 new spaces for Caterpillars Childcare Centre

  • May. 19, 2021 12:00 a.m.

Parents in Terrace will have access to 18 new childcare spaces this fall, according to a B.C. government media release.

The new spaces will be added for Caterpillars Childcare Centre and will include culturally diverse toys and programming, plus sensory play and quiet zones. Currently, the centre has 24 spaces.

According to the release, the centre will host nutrition programs and work with occupational and therapists, support workers and speech and language consultants. Eight spaces will be for infants and an additional 10 spots will be reserved for school-aged children.

The new spaces are part of a larger provincial initiative in the northwest. The province announced a total of 226 new childcare spaces across Terrace, Smithers, Prince Rupert, Kitimat and Kitwanga. Of those spaces, 167 are expected to open by the end of the year.

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