The UNA, in partnership with UBC and the YMCA, offers a variety of child care options for residents of the UNA.
UBC is the largest provider of on-campus child care in North America. The supply of child care spaces at UBC has progressively increased over the last 40 years. The university continues to face growing demand for child care from university faculty, students, staff and residents, especially as the number of permanent residents on campus grows.
UBC’s Child Care Expansion Plan (CCEP) provides a framework to deliver on UBC’s child care policy commitments and addresses both long-range institutional needs for childcare and projected neighbourhood demand.
The CCEP aims to create an inventory of approximately 1,200 spaces by 2041, meeting 20% of the projected demand, with a focus on delivering more child care spaces for children under 3 years of age.
The Vista Point YMCA Child Care Centre has been made possible through a partnership between the YMCA, the UNA, and UBC.
This centre has been built with the expressed purpose of addressing child care needs for UBC’s growing residential community, with priority for families who do not work or study at UBC. It is intended to complement the services provided by UBC Child Care Services, who give priority to families who work or study at UBC.
The new Wesbrook Child Care Centre is being constructed as an addition to the Wesbrook Community Centre. The facility accommodates 49 child care spaces for infants, toddlers, and preschool-age children.
The facility will also be the first building to meet the UBC Green Building Action Plan strategies in energy, water, materials and resources, biodiversity, health and wellbeing, quality, climate adaption, and place and experience. The new centre will be managed by the UNA and operated by the YMCA. Occupancy is targeted for Summer 2020.
Application for spots in the Wesbrook YMCA Child Care Centre is now open. Please visit our news post for more information