Our Progress - $2.2M raised to date
What: New Building Project (proposed land 120-9th street NW, Altona)
Budget: ~ $6,500,000
When: 2-3 years (2023-2024) varies on fundraising, staffing & government operating grant approval
Why: To meet growing childcare demands in the Altona & surrounding area.
How: With the assistance and support of our members and community through fundraising, the Town of Altona, Local business donations, Grant Awards, MB Families Provincial Operating Grant, and Community donations.
Kiddie Sunshine Centre is non profit, licensed, early childcare education facility located in Altona
• 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 on Jan. 1, 2022
• 69 Licensed childcare spaces for children age ranges 0-12 years old
• Provide daycare, nursery 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?
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?
Priority position on childcare waitlist for Capital Sponsors
* Platinum & Gold only
Kiddie Sunshine is a registered charity and all charitbale donations are eligible for a taxable benefit receipt
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