Child Care Survey

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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 – The Draft Assessment and Action Plan is now available for review in the Documents Section of this page in the right hand column, and an additional follow up survey is linked here and in the "Survey" section below. You can also attend the public drop-in session on February 20th from 6 - 8 pm at the Lester Centre to allow for community review and feedback of the draft plan. Learn about the draft plan, hear success stories from other communities and to participate in a community discussion. There will be a $500 RESP prize draw from Northern Savings Credit Union for participants. Please note that this survey will close at 4 pm on Friday, Feb. 21

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 – The Draft Assessment and Action Plan is now available for review in the Documents Section of this page in the right hand column, and an additional follow up survey is linked here and in the "Survey" section below. You can also attend the public drop-in session on February 20th from 6 - 8 pm at the Lester Centre to allow for community review and feedback of the draft plan. Learn about the draft plan, hear success stories from other communities and to participate in a community discussion. There will be a $500 RESP prize draw from Northern Savings Credit Union for participants. Please note that this survey will close at 4 pm on Friday, Feb. 21

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



  • City Launches Child Care Consultation

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    AUGUST 20th, 2019 – PRINCE RUPERT, B.C - Access to affordable, quality child care is a key part of supporting both families and the local economy in the City of Prince Rupert. To address this, planning is underway to complete a Child Care Assessment and Action Plan, which will provide the community with a clear understanding of existing and future child care needs along with actions to realizing space creation targets. This project was made possible through $25,000 in grant funding from the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM).

    “We know from speaking with residents that child care is something that many families in Prince Rupert struggle with, especially those working shift work,” said Mayor Lee Brain. “This study will help us to quantify those anecdotal stories, and provide a basis for local child care providers to apply for the new funds available through the Province.”

    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, where Prince Rupert is eligible for up to $3 million in space creation funding.

    To kick off the project the City is asking parents and child care providers to complete a survey in order to better understand local child care needs and challenges. The survey is available online via http://www.engage.princerupert.ca and at various community locations, including the Prince Rupert Library, Recreation Complex, City Hall, Friendship Centre, and Northern Savings Credit Union. Parents completing the survey are eligible to win passes for the Prince Rupert Recreation Complex and a $500 RESP from Northern Savings Credit Union for participating. The survey will be open until September 30th, 2019.

    Information received from child care providers and parents will inform the development of the draft plan, which will be available for public review in February 2020. More information, including links to the surveys and a child participation activity, can be found on the City’s website at engage.princerupert.ca.

    MEDIA CONTACT

    Veronika Stewart, Communications Manager

    250 627 0976

    veronika.stewart@princerupert.ca