May 10, 2023 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Maple Ridge Public Library (22470 Dewdney Trunk Rd.)
Stop by to learn about programs and services available for children (0Y-12Y) and families in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows! This event is brought to you by the Child Care Action Table and Ridge Meadows Community Children's Table.
There will be some games and activities for young ones and plenty of awesome information for parents/guardians. This is a FREE event!
Maple Ridge received a $25,000 grant to create a Child Care Action Plan in Spring 2019 from the provincial Community Child Care Planning Program, through the Union of BC Municipalities. The Child Care Action Plan has been endorsed by City Council.
Opportunities for input included:
Stakeholder Open House (happened on March 12)
Parent/Guardian Survey (closed December 2019)
Provider/Operator Survey (closed January 2020)
Focus Groups (completed January 2020)
Other work included:
An inventory of existing child care spaces, service levels and types of programs in different neighbourhoods;
Identification of short, medium and long-term targets for new spaces, and;
Consultation with additional stakeholders, including Fraser Health, School District 42 and organizations that serve local families.
Based on the findings of the needs assessment, the following strategic directions have been recommended for the Maple Ridge Child Care Action Plan: