Child Care Survey

The City of Prince Rupert recognizes the importance of affordable, quality and available child care to both families and the local economy. With Community Child Care Planning funding received from the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM), the City is taking a leadership role in completing a Child Care Assessment and Action Plan. Key elements of the plan are to:

  • Inventory availability of current child care spaces;
  • Identify community child care needs & space creation targets;
  • Create a community action plan to meet space creation targets.

The City of Prince Rupert Child Care Assessment and Action Plan will provide the community with a clear picture of existing and future child care needs along with actions to realizing space creation targets. Specifically, the action plan will focus on opportunities that can be implemented at the community level within the frameworks of the existing provincial structures & policies.

The plan will also be a valuable resource for the City, child care operators, employers and community partners to use to proactively address local child care needs. In addition, it will be a key document to assist local applications for the recently announced Childcare BC New Spaces Fund.

Get Involved

  • Parent Survey – Open from August 15th, 2019 to September 30th, 2019, the purpose of the survey is to hear directly from parents on local child care needs, challenges and opportunities. Paper copies of the parent survey are also available at City Hall, the Recreation Complex, the Public Library, the Friendship House Association, Roosevelt Hub and Northern Savings Credit Union. When completing a survey, you can enter your name to win one of two prizes for completing the online survey! The Prizes include a $500 RESP from Northern Savings Credit Union or a free swim/skate pass. To participate visit the Parent Survey page below. PLEASE NOTE THIS SURVEY HAS NOW CLOSED. Thank you to all who participated.
  • Child Care Provider Survey - Open from August 15th, 2019 to September 30th, 2019, the purpose of the survey is to hear directly from child care providers on local child care needs, challenges and opportunities. To participate visit the Child Care Survey page below. Respondents will be entered to win a free swim/skate pass. PLEASE NOTE THIS SURVEY HAS NOW CLOSED. Thank you to all who participated.
  • Child Participation Activity – The purpose of this exercise is to hear directly from children about what they value in respect their care environment. To participate download the toolkit for your child (or children you care for) to complete. Note that parent permission forms are included in the kits. Completed kits can be returned to the City of Prince Rupert (Attention: Veronika Stewart) by September 30th, 2019. To participate download the Child Participation activity in the Resources and Documents section to your right and return it to the front desk at City Hall, or download it directly, here.
  • Plan Review – In February 2020 (exact date TBA) attend the public drop-in session to allow for community review and feedback of the draft plan. For updates visit this page at engage.princerupert.ca.

Information for this project is being collected, as per Section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of better informing the City's Child Care Assessment and Action Plan development.

Contact

Veronika Stewart, Communications Manager, City of Prince Rupert

(250) 627-0976 veronika.stewart@princerupert.ca



The City of Prince Rupert recognizes the importance of affordable, quality and available child care to both families and the local economy. With Community Child Care Planning funding received from the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM), the City is taking a leadership role in completing a Child Care Assessment and Action Plan. Key elements of the plan are to:

  • Inventory availability of current child care spaces;
  • Identify community child care needs & space creation targets;
  • Create a community action plan to meet space creation targets.

The City of Prince Rupert Child Care Assessment and Action Plan will provide the community with a clear picture of existing and future child care needs along with actions to realizing space creation targets. Specifically, the action plan will focus on opportunities that can be implemented at the community level within the frameworks of the existing provincial structures & policies.

The plan will also be a valuable resource for the City, child care operators, employers and community partners to use to proactively address local child care needs. In addition, it will be a key document to assist local applications for the recently announced Childcare BC New Spaces Fund.

Get Involved

  • Parent Survey – Open from August 15th, 2019 to September 30th, 2019, the purpose of the survey is to hear directly from parents on local child care needs, challenges and opportunities. Paper copies of the parent survey are also available at City Hall, the Recreation Complex, the Public Library, the Friendship House Association, Roosevelt Hub and Northern Savings Credit Union. When completing a survey, you can enter your name to win one of two prizes for completing the online survey! The Prizes include a $500 RESP from Northern Savings Credit Union or a free swim/skate pass. To participate visit the Parent Survey page below. PLEASE NOTE THIS SURVEY HAS NOW CLOSED. Thank you to all who participated.
  • Child Care Provider Survey - Open from August 15th, 2019 to September 30th, 2019, the purpose of the survey is to hear directly from child care providers on local child care needs, challenges and opportunities. To participate visit the Child Care Survey page below. Respondents will be entered to win a free swim/skate pass. PLEASE NOTE THIS SURVEY HAS NOW CLOSED. Thank you to all who participated.
  • Child Participation Activity – The purpose of this exercise is to hear directly from children about what they value in respect their care environment. To participate download the toolkit for your child (or children you care for) to complete. Note that parent permission forms are included in the kits. Completed kits can be returned to the City of Prince Rupert (Attention: Veronika Stewart) by September 30th, 2019. To participate download the Child Participation activity in the Resources and Documents section to your right and return it to the front desk at City Hall, or download it directly, here.
  • Plan Review – In February 2020 (exact date TBA) attend the public drop-in session to allow for community review and feedback of the draft plan. For updates visit this page at engage.princerupert.ca.

Information for this project is being collected, as per Section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of better informing the City's Child Care Assessment and Action Plan development.

Contact

Veronika Stewart, Communications Manager, City of Prince Rupert

(250) 627-0976 veronika.stewart@princerupert.ca



  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded. Thank you to all who participated.

    This survey is for parents as a way to provide direct feedback on local child care needs, challenges and opportunities. Having local participation is a core part of developing a Child Care Assessment and Action Plan that accurately reflects local child care needs in the Prince Rupert community.

    The survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete and all responses will be kept confidential and anonymous. The survey will be open until 11:59pm on September 30th, 2019. Once you have completed the survey you may enter a draw for a chance to win passes for the Prince Rupert

    This survey is for parents as a way to provide direct feedback on local child care needs, challenges and opportunities. Having local participation is a core part of developing a Child Care Assessment and Action Plan that accurately reflects local child care needs in the Prince Rupert community.

    The survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete and all responses will be kept confidential and anonymous. The survey will be open until 11:59pm on September 30th, 2019. Once you have completed the survey you may enter a draw for a chance to win passes for the Prince Rupert Recreation Complex and $500 RESP from Northern Savings Credit Union. Thank you for your time and participation! Let's get started!

    Information is being collected, as per Section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of better informing the City's child care needs assessment and action plan development. 

    If you have any questions pertaining to the protection of your privacy, please feel free to contact: 

    Veronika Stewart, 

    Communications Manager, City of Prince Rupert, 

    424 3rd Avenue West, Prince Rupert, BC

    Phone: (250) 627 0976

    Email:veronika.stewart@princerupert.ca

    Take Survey
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded. Thank you to all who participated.
    This survey is for child care providers and educators as a way to provide direct feedback on local child care needs, challenges and opportunities. Having local participation is a core part of developing a Child Care Assessment and Action Plan that accurately reflects local child care needs in the Prince Rupert community.
     
    The survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete and all responses will be kept confidential and anonymous. The survey will be open until 11:59pm on September 30th, 2019. Respondents will be entered to win a free swim/skate pass at the Recreation Complex. Thank you for your time

    This survey is for child care providers and educators as a way to provide direct feedback on local child care needs, challenges and opportunities. Having local participation is a core part of developing a Child Care Assessment and Action Plan that accurately reflects local child care needs in the Prince Rupert community.
     
    The survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete and all responses will be kept confidential and anonymous. The survey will be open until 11:59pm on September 30th, 2019. Respondents will be entered to win a free swim/skate pass at the Recreation Complex. Thank you for your time and participation! Let's get started!

    Information is being collected, as per Section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of better informing the City's child care needs assessment and action plan development. 

    If you have any questions pertaining to the protection of your privacy, please feel free to contact: 

    Veronika Stewart, 

    Communications Manager, City of Prince Rupert, 

    424 3rd Avenue West, Prince Rupert, BC

    Phone: (250) 627 0976

    Email:veronika.stewart@princerupert.ca

    Take Survey