Childcare Expansion & Enhancement - 2020

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What: Enhancement & Expansion plan of existing location (54 Centre Ave W)


When: 1-5 years (2020-2025) 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.

Toddler Room Playhouse

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

• Established in 1983

• Serve over 150 families in Altona and the surrounding area

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

• 49 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?

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

Kids in Preschool

The Plan

• The Centre has a robust enhancement and expansion plan 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

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Expansion Phases

Through a phased approach Kiddie Sunhine Centre will continue with improvements to our facility, rennovations will accomodate additional childcare spaces and improve accessibility.  

PHASE 1 – Basement Enhancement

PHASE 2 – Infant Expansion

PHASE 3 – Toddler Expansion

PHASE 4 – Exterior Expansion & Enhancement

Donated by: Red River Mutual & XTR Consulting Inc.

Donated by: Aaron Hildebrandt & Pioneer Ready Homes Ltd. 



Provide sponsorship through Capital Funding

Provide sponsorship through Annual Operating Funds

For more information contact: 


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

How can you help?

Thank you to our Capital Sponsors!

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Why is supporting important to you?

Priority Access

Priority position on childcare waitlist for Capital Sponsors 

* Title & Platinum only 

Tax Receipt 

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


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