March 10, 2020

Moose Jaw Celebrates Grand Opening Of New Child Care Centre

The Northwest Child Development Centre is celebrating its grand opening of a new 75-space facility which features state-of-the-art equipment, furniture and children’s literature.

The centre is expanding from a 39-space facility to a larger, newly renovated building to provide additional early learning and child care services for young families in the growing Moose Jaw area.

“I was an advocate for this project from its early stages,” Moose Jaw North MLA Warren Michelson said on behalf of Education Minister Gordon Wyant.  “I know how much energy and effort centre staff have put in to reach this moment.”

“Our government is pleased to be able to offer financial assistance for the relocation and expansion of this child care centre,” Moose Jaw Wakamow MLA Greg Lawrence said on behalf of Education Minister Gordon Wyant.  “We know that the services offered at the Northwest Child Development Centre will be of significant benefit to families in and around our community.”

The Ministry of Education has provided a total of $282,000 to assist with this expansion.  The Government of Saskatchewan has allocated funding for more than 7,100 new child care spaces since 2007, an increase of 76.5 per cent.

In the last six months, new child care facilities offering nearly 200 additional child care spaces have also opened in Regina, Yorkton, Moose Jaw, Leroy and Saskatoon.