As a district, we have made space available in our schools and on our properties for service providers to offer high quality childcare programs for over 35 years.
In September 2019, in its new strategic plan, the Burnaby Board of Education deepened its long-standing commitment to supporting families with childcare when trustees set an objective to increase the number of spaces available on our properties. After a period of extensive consultation with parent groups, childcare providers, and other stakeholders, the District released its plan to partner with the Province of BC and City of Burnaby to increase childcare spaces on school properties by 60% with the following childcare providers at these eight locations:
- 23 spaces at Burnaby North Secondary Puddle Splashers
- 67 spaces at Cascade Heights Elementary YMCA
- 103 spaces at Marian Learning Resource Centre SFU Childcare Society
- 78 spaces at Marlborough Elementary Burnaby Neighborhood House
- 18 spaces at Rosser Elementary Lower Mainland Purpose Society
- 67 spaces at Stride Avenue Community School Burnaby Neighborhood House
- 54 spaces at Suncrest Elementary Burnaby Neighborhood House
- 91 spaces at Westridge Elementary Puddle Splashers
- Currently, the City of Burnaby and School District are working to install modular childcare facilities at Capitol Hill and Montecito Elementary schools.
- In May 2019 the district initiated a Request for Proposal process to find local non-profit childcare providers to operate group childcare (3-5 years) at each centre. We are pleased to announce that the Capitol Hill site was awarded to Lower Mainland Purpose Society and the Montecito site was awarded to Burnaby Family Life. These childcare providers will be responsible for the enrollment process for each centre. It is expected that these centres will open in Fall 2020.
Childcare Request for Proposal Process
There are currently no active Childcare Request for Proposals.
Active Request For Proposals (RFP) are posted on www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca
For more information about the RFP process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For information about available childcare space in Burnaby schools, please contact the childcare provider directly.