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.
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?
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
• 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?
Provide sponsorship through Capital Funding
Provide sponsorship through Annual Operating Funds
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
Why is supporting important to you?
Kiddie Sunshine is a registered charity and all charitbale donations are eligible for a taxable benefit receipt
Support and invest in the future of our community
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