Dauphin, Canada

Yesterday the government announced they’ll be allocating funds for local child care centres.

Magical Horizons Day Care Centre was one of three programs in the Parkland that received funding for extra child care spaces.

Jamie Grouette, Executive Director of Magical Horizons says the funding is nice, but there is still a lot of work to do in fixing the child care problem in the Parkland.

“It obviously gives us more money to play around with, just having those extra spaces funded, those spaces were full. We have over 150 kids on our waitlist, and we were able to get 4 more spaces. Operating them without funding was important to us because we’re always trying to suit the needs of the community, so now that the spaces are funded it’s great for us because now that gives some money to put towards our program.”

Magical Horizons, along with Little Steps Head Start Family Programs and Daily Discoveries in Dauphin received a combined 26 spaces in the constituency.