Nass Valley families to benefit from child care centre

August 7, 2019

In the Nass Valley region of British Columbia, families will soon be able to benefit from the first fully licensed child care centre in Gitlaxt’aamiks (New Aiyansh). The Nass Valley Child Centre will help families to stay in the Nass Valley and entice professionals to move to the region. The Government of British Columbia has provided School District 92 with $492K to create the centre and 32 licensed child care spaces. “For a number of years, there have been aspirations to bring a fully licensed child care centre to the community of Gitlaxt’aamiks for all the parents of the four Nisga’a communities in School District 92,” said Elsie Davis, SD 92 board chair. “This new facility will give parents peace of mind and allow them to continue to be productive contributors to our school district and our communities.” The centre will involve Nisga’a culture in every aspect of early learning, include regular visits from Elders, and provide free hot lunches. NationTalk (BC )