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YMCA of Northern BC partners with SD59 to extend child care services in Dawson Creek

YMCA of Northern BC CEO Amanda Alexander
YMCA of Northern BC CEO Amanda Alexander

The YMCA of Northern BC has partnered with School District 59 to extend their quality child care services to Dawson Creek.

Located at Ecole Frank Ross Elementary, with funding from the Ministry of Children and Family Development Rapid Renovation Fund, the YMCA Ecole Frank Ross Centre will open September 8 (license pending) with 24 spaces for school age children.

A further partnership between School District 59 and the YMCA of Northern BC will see an additional 24 school age spaces (license pending) opening to the community of Crescent Park Elementary for September as well.

“The YMCA of Northern BC is absolutely thrilled to be extending our reach in the Peace Region to include child care services into Dawson Creek,” said Amada Alexander, CEO of the YMCA of Northern BC. “Parents have provided an overwhelming response indicating a need for quality school aged child care and at the YMCA, we believe that no matter where you live in BC, parents and children deserve to have access to quality child care programs.”

“School District 59 is very excited to be partnering with the YMCA of Northern BC to extend child care services before and after school. It will help to create a seamless day for students at their school,” said Superintendent Christy Fennell.

The YMCA is the largest not-for-profit child care provider in Canada. YMCA Child Care programs use the YMCA Playing to Learn and YMCA A Place to Connect curriculums. The YMCA of Northern BC child care services currently provide quality programs for over 600 children from 0 to 12 years in Prince George, Vanderhoof, Fort St. James, Fort St. John, and Chetwynd.

Registration for both programs will begin on June 14, 2021; specific information on the process and registration forms can be found on the YMCA website at:

Information on how you can begin a career with YMCA Child Care can be found at:

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