The City of Enderby is kickstarting its work into child care improvements in the community.
After securing a $25,000 grant from the province to undertake a community child care planning process, the city has secured a consultant.
Kara Wilhelms will be working directly with the community to develop a child care inventory, needs assessment and action plan for improving access to child care in the community, the city said in a release.
“This project will be community-based and community-focused. I’m hoping to connect with Enderby families who have infant, toddler and school-aged children,” Wilhelms said. “As someone who has not only spent five years working directly with Enderby families but also as a working mother, I understand the challenges associated with accessing childcare.”
“Kara has direct experience working on social issues in our community, as she is the previous executive director of the Enderby and District Community Resource Centre and the current facilitator of the local social inter-agency meetings,” Enderby Mayor Greg McCune said.
“These local ties will help her in engaging with community stakeholders and partners to better understand what the child care needs and context are for the community, and then developing targets for child care spaces that we can work towards.”
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