Some great news for a local daycare facility in High River.

Owner of the Daydreams Early Childhood Learning Centre, Julia Gwyn-Morris, is celebrating her succesful application to the government, to transition her facility from a privately owned business, to a non-proft organization.

The Daydreams Childhood centre is one of Alberta's new one hundred facilities that will offer a $25 per day childcare, for local families.

Julia says this development will help keep costs affordable for families who may struggle with childcare options.

"I felt that we were at the point where parents in our community and surrounding areas could not afford to have childcare fees raised, they are already struggling."

Julia says that this designation will allow her centre to better support her staff, local families and their children.

"As costs go up, we can't raise fees for parents, Ive struggled with that, that was one of my decisions to become a non-profit; having the government provide us with new learning, options to support families, that I could not access as a private operator."

Julia says she's confident this change will make childcare more sustainable and flexible for locals.

 

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