Child Care Needs Assessment

The City of Nanaimo has partnered with the District of Lantzville, City of Parksville, Town of Qualicum Beach and the Regional District of Nanaimo to undertake a study of child care needs in our community. With financial support from the Union of British Columbia Municipalities the collaborative has hired a consultant to prepare a child care needs assessment for the region. The needs assessment will study regional child care capacity and needs for children between 0 and 12 years old. To support the project the Mid Island Child Care Planning Collaborative was established to study child care requirements in Lantzville, Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Regional District of Nanaimo and Snuneymuxw, Snaw- Naw-As and Qualicum Nations. The collaborative includes representatives from of Municipal and First Nation Governments, school districts 68 and 69,  non-profits, child care providers and educators.

Parents and Caregivers, we want to hear from you! Please help us by completing the 10 minute survey here: Mid Island Child Care Needs Assessment: Parent/Caregiver Survey

Child care providers and employees, we want to hear from you as well.  Please help us by completing the 15 minute survey here: Mid Island Child Care Needs Assessment: Child Care Provider Survey. The survey includes questions about your child care facility, program, staffing, and early childhood development support capacity.

 
  • Progress

     STEP  DELIVERABLES  TIMELINE
     1
    • Finalize Contracts
    • Project Initiation Meeting
     September 2019
     2
    •  Finalize Project Work Plan
     October 2019
     3
    • Development of Mid Island Child Care Spaces Inventory
     November 2019
     4
    • Review of Municipal Best Practices
     November 2019
     5
    • Review of Bylaws and Policies
     November 2019
     6 + 7
    • Administration of the Mid Island Child Care Spaces Inventory
    • Administration of the Mid Island Child Care Provider Survey
     November 2019
     8 + 9
    • Conducting Telephone Interviews with Child Care Providers, and family and in-home child care operators
    • Conducting Telephone Interviews with Other Key Stakeholders
     December 2019
     10
    • Data Analysis of Inventory and Survey Results
    • Development of Community Maps
    • Development of a Family Profile
     January 2020
     11
    • Draft Final Child Care Needs Report Submitted to City Staff
    • Final Child Care Needs Analysis Report Submitted to City Staff
    • Report Presented to the City and the Mid Island Child Care Planning Collaborative
     February 2020
     12
    • Facilitation of five (5) Workshops to Develop Child Care Targets and Strategies
     March 2020
     13
    • Analysis of Workshop and Interview data to Draft Child Care Actions Plans
    • Draft Action Plans Submitted to City for Review
    • Draft Action Plans Presented to City and the Mid Island Child Care Planning Collaborative for Feedback
    • Final Action Plans Submitted to City
     May 2020

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