(From left) Helena Oosthoek

(From left) Helena Oosthoek

CBT support early learning hub in Golden

The children and families of Golden are on their way to getting a new group childcare facility thanks to the generous support of CBT.

  • Jan. 29, 2013 6:00 a.m.

Joanne McCullough

Submitted

The children and families of Golden are on their way to getting a new group childcare facility thanks to the generous support of the Columbia Basin Trust.

Through their Community Initiative of opening a group child care facility to address this need.  Given the scope of the project and the many barriers to success it has taken the dedication of the ECDC, along with the Giving Tree Child Care Society and the newly formed Early Learning and Care Stakeholder Action Group  (ELCSAG) to gradually push this issue to the forefront.

The Columbia Basin Trust has been an invaluable community support for this initiative and has helped to bring this project to the place where it is today.

Funding for this project began in the spring of 2012 and through extensive community exploration, dialogue and research the ELCSAG is now prepared to move into the next phase of development for a  group child care facility and eventual early learning and care HUB.

The Columbia Basin Trust has a long history of providing support for the children and families of Golden.

Through their financial support they have helped shine a spotlight on early learning and care and encouraged our community to see that it takes a village to raise a child.