Program: Creating Bridges to Community
Vital Sign: Learning
Total Grant: $11,800
There is one-third the number of child care seats available for the number of children under five years of age in the Capital Regional Disctrict. Many child care workers leave the profession early in their careers. Camosun Early Learning and Care faculty will facilitate workshops with former students who were hired in 15 local community early childhood centres. Through these workshops, the graduates will update their knowledge and skills, and recognize the value of their work, contributing to the improvement of their programs and staff retention. This will lead to increased capacity of the early childhood education system to enable more child care spaces to be maintained in our region.