Richmond’s ninth City-owned child care facility, Seasong Child Care Centre, opens in Steveston area
17 September 2018
Child care spaces in the Steveston area are increasing with the opening of the Seasong Child Care Centre. This child care facility, which provides 37 spaces of licensed child care for infants, toddlers and children up to six years old, had its official opening ceremony on Friday, September 14, 2018. The centre commenced operations in early September and is already fully-enrolled.
“The creation of this new child care facility shows the City’s long-term commitment to building a system of accessible, affordable and quality child care for families in Richmond,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “The City continues to be a municipal leader in creating child care spaces for children up to twelve years of age, and is committed to being an active partner with senior governments, parents, the private sector and not-for-profit agencies to develop and maintain a comprehensive child care system in Richmond.”
The Seasong Child Care Centre, located at 10380 No. 2 Road, is the ninth City-owned, purpose-built child care facility in Richmond. It has approximately 465 m2 (5,000 sq. ft.) of indoor space and 465 m2 (5,000 sq. ft.) of outdoor space, and is operated by the YMCA of Greater Vancouver.
Polygon Homes provided the child care facility as a community amenity contribution to the City as part of the Kingsley Estates development. The City of Richmond took ownership of the facility in May 2018.
The nine City-owned child care facilities have been secured through rezoning, providing a total of over 300 licensed child care spaces in Richmond. This is a result of City Council’s ongoing efforts to expand the supply of child care spaces in Richmond.
The 2017-2022 Richmond Child Care Needs Assessment and Strategy recognizes the importance of creating child care spaces for young children that support their early development and growth. Working together with other levels of government, it is part of the City’s vision to continue to develop a comprehensive child care system, providing high-quality licensed care in Richmond’s neighbourhoods and supporting the needs of Richmond families.
For more information on child care in Richmond, please visit www.richmond.ca/plandev/socialplan/childcare/overview.For a quick link to finding child care in Richmond, please visit www.richmond.ca/plandev/socialplan/childcare/FindingChildCareinRichmond.htm