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Childcare Studios

The Greater Victoria School District No. 61 (GVSD) applied to the Ministry of Children and Families Development to create new Childcare spaces on a number of Greater Victoria School District properties.  The School District was successful in its applications and received funding for the following elementary school locations:

  • Braefoot
  • Campus View
  • Doncaster
  • Frank Hobbs
  • Macaulay
  • Oaklands
  • Tillicum
  • Victoria West
  • Willows

(Site plans to be posted once finalized)

All locations, except Macaulay Elementary, were funded for two dedicated child care units located on site.  Macaulay Elementary has been funded for one unit. These units are built by District employees and each unit is 60 x 25 feet and has three bathrooms, storage, full kitchen, and dedicated fenced area for participants.

These units will be installed at the various locations within the 2020/21 calendar year and a conceptual drawing of the child care unit can be found above.

Each school location has been approved for new before and after school childcare spots and either new preschool or full-time childcare spots for various ages. All childcare and before and after care spots will be open to the school population first.  If all childcare and before and after school care spots are not filled by the school population they will be open to the surrounding community.  The District is still in the process of finalizing child care providers for each site and is not taking waitlist applications.

Please continue to visit our website for updates on construction, childcare providers, and waitlists.

Specifics on each location:

Braefoot

The Ministry of Children and Family Development has approved funding for two child care studios to be located at Braefoot Elementary.  The Architect is currently completing the building permit application.

  • Studio one will have full time care for ages 3-5
  • Studio two will accommodate before and after school care and a preschool program

Building schedule will be indicated once the building permit is approved.

Potential Occupancy timeframe: TBA

Braefoot Site Plan

Campus View

The Ministry of Children and Family Development has approved funding for two child care studios to be located at Campus View Elementary.  The Architect is currently completing the building permit application.

  • Studio one will have full time care for ages 3-5
  • Studio two will accommodate before and after school care and a preschool program

Potential Occupancy timeframe: TBA

Doncaster – Coming Soon!

*For more information about the child care provider and registration, click here.

The Ministry of Children and Family Development has approved funding for two child care studios to be located at Doncaster Elementary.  The two child care studios are being built on site with an anticipated opening in the summer months.

  • Studio one will have full time care for ages 3-5
  • Studio two will accommodate before and after school care and a preschool program
  • Dividing Curtain for the gym
  • Eight new parking spots

Potential Occupancy timeframe: Summer 2020

Frank Hobbs – Completed

  • Two childcare units
  • Dividing Curtain for the gym
  • Small renovation of the PAC kitchen

Macaulay

The Ministry of Children and Family Development has approved funding for one child care studio to be located at Macaulay Elementary.  The building permit application has been approved by the Township of Esquimalt. Work will start near spring break on the music and strong start studios with the site prep being scheduled for the summer months.  The build for the child care studio will be noted on this site with a projected opening near the end of summer.

  • Studio one will accommodate before and after school care and a preschool program
  • Dividing Curtain for the gym

Potential Occupancy timeframe: End of Summer 2020

Macaulay Site Plan

Oaklands

The Ministry of Children and Family Development has approved funding for two child care studios to be located at Oakland’s Elementary.  The Architect is currently completing the building permit application.

  • Studio one will have full time care for ages 3-5
  • Studio two will accommodate before and after school care and a preschool program

Potential Occupancy timeframe: TBA

Oaklands Site Plan

Tillicum

The Ministry of Children and Family Development has approved funding for two child care studios to be located at Tillicum Elementary.  The building permit has been approved and the site prep will occur in February.  Once the schedule is known for the build and opening, this information will be placed on the school district website.

  • Studio one will have before and after school care
  • Studio two will accommodate further on site before and after school care and a preschool program
  • Dividing curtain for the gym
  • Eight new parking spots

Studio one will have before and after school care, while studio two will accommodate further on site before and after school care and a preschool program.

Potential Occupancy timeframe: TBA

Tillicum Site Plan

Victoria West 

*For information about the child care provider and registration, click here. 

The Ministry of Children and Family Development has approved funding for two child care studios to be located at Victoria West Elementary.  The two child care studios are being built on site with an anticipated opening in the summer months.

  • Both studios will have full time care for ages 3-5
  • Dividing curtain for the gym to accommodate further on site before and after school care

Potential Occupancy timeframe: Summer 2020

 

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