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Childcare Expansion & Enhancement - 2023

Our Progress - $6.4M raised to date 


What: New Building Project at 120 9th Street NW Altona

Budget: ~ $6,700,000

When: Construction phase began June 2023, opening Setpember 2024

Why: To meet growing childcare demands in Altona & surrounding area. 

How: With the support of our members and community through fundraising, the Town of Altona, Local business donations, Grants, MB Families Provincial Operating Grant, and Community donations. 

*Preliminary Designs 

Kiddie Sunshine Centre is a non profit licensed, early childcare education facility located in Altona, MB. 

  • Established in 1983

  • Serve over 160 families in Altona and the surrounding area 

  • 100% public daycare in the community and open year round

  • Amalgamated with Rhineland Childcare Centre January 2022

  • 69 licensed childcare spaces for children 0-12 years old 

  • Provide daycare, nursey school and before and after school care services 

• Access to childcare in the Rhineland area is very under-served

• Currently, childcare space in the Rhineland are is available for only 4.2% of children 0-12 years old*

• Overall in Manitoba childcare is available to only 17.6% of children*

• Canadian experts believe that at least 50% of all children 0-12 should have access to full-time childcare

• This shortage of access to childcare is negatively impacting our communities


• Access to childcare supports economic development in the community

*Source: Reconnaissance Management Consulting Group 2017

Why is expansion needed?

Community Benefits

Access to childcare is a major factor in parents going back to work and it:

  • Increases workplace retention rates

  • Improves workplace recruitment with wider access to talent

  • Supports retenion & advancement of women in the workplace:

- Women are still the primary gender opting out of work for a period of time to provide care for their young families.

Investing in childcare also:

  • Supports Economic Development: For every $1 invested in childcare, $1.58 is generated in local benefits

  • Creates jobs in Early Childhood Education in our community

  • Invests in the future - the education of our children and growth of our community

About us

Why Expand
The Plan
Kids in Preschool

The Plan

• The Centre has a robust building project that will more than double the childcare availability in our community

• But we need your help to achieve our goal

• Ensure that the Centre can continue to contribute to the growing needs of our community

How can you help?

How to help

Corporate Sponsorship 

Provide sponsorship through Capital Funding

Provide sponsorship through Annual Operating Funds

For more information contact: 

Personal Donation

Make a 1x Contribution

Donate Goods/Services to the Centre

Donate by cheque to:

Kiddie Sunsine Centre

or etransfer to:

*Tax Receipts available 


Become an advocate for Early Childhood Education

Increase your awareness and understanding of childcare needs in our community


Become an advocate of childcare in your community

Thank you to our Capital Sponsors!

Kids Blowing Bubbles

Why is supporting important to you?

Tax Receipt 

Kiddie Sunshine is a registered charity and all charitbale donations are eligible for a taxable benefit receipt


Building signage

Photo Opportunities

Advertising through:

Local media

Social media

Centre website  

Social Responsibility

Support and invest in the future of our community 

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