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.