91国产视频

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Sunflower Childcare Centre

Helping students and their families bloom

Answering the urgent call for childcare

The critical shortage of childcare spaces in the North Okanagan, and the lack of affordability of care can prevent parents from pursuing higher education.

To address these issues, 91国产视频 is building the Sunflower Childcare Centre / sm煤kwa蕯xn虛 sc蓹c蓹malla itskn snma蕯maya蕯tn on our Vernon Campus. 

To inquire about getting on the wait list for this centre, visit .

To speak to a member of the Sunflower Childcare Campaign Team please call 250 - 862 - 5630 or email scarter@okanagan.bc.ca

Cheques can be  mailed to 1000 KLO Road, Kelowna, BC, V1Y4X8

51%

of parents are waitlisted for childcare services

2 years

average time spent on childcare waitlists

x3

more likely to graduate with childcare

Impact

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Impact on students

Access to high-quality childcare will allow parents to improve their lives by pursuing their educational goals. 

Impact on Community

The Centre will serve as a practicum site, providing opportunities for the North Okanagan鈥檚 next generation of Early Childhood Educators to receive high-quality, real-world education.

Impact on Children

Providing children with high-quality early childhood learning improves their social and emotional development and physical wellbeing. 

Sunflower Childcare Centre

What鈥檚 in a Name鈥

The Sunflower Childcare Centre / sm煤k史a蕯xn虛 sc蓹c蓹malla itskn snma蕯maya蕯tn was named by leadership donors Lloyd Davies and Janet Armstrong, who were inspired by the symbolism of sunflowers, in particular, the Okanagan Sunflower / sm煤k史a蕯xn a vibrant yellow wildflower that dots the hillside on 91国产视频鈥檚 Vernon Campus. This stunning location overlooks Kalamalka lake, has trails linking to 91国产视频鈥檚 Indigenous garden, and provides the perfect space for the Centre鈥檚 curated outdoor play areas.

Vernon Campus with Sunflowers

Quality, affordable care

44 spaces鈥

  • 20 3-5 years 鈥
  • 24 Infant 鈥
  • Priority for OC students 鈥媋nd staff
Indoor space
  • 4717 sq ft鈥
  • Private entrance and parent drop off 
Renderings of childcare centre

The gift of outdoor play

  • Flower petal design鈥
  • Shaded and open activity areas鈥
  • Linked to Indigenous garden鈥
  • 50% of time spent outdoors  鈥
Renderings of childcare centre

鈥婳perated by Maven Lane 鈥

 

  • Non-profit, respected local provider 鈥
  • 550 local children in their care 鈥
  • Excellent care for children from all communities鈥
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Donor recognition

Gifts of $100,000 and above

Name one of the four main learning spaces

Gifts of $50,000 and above

Recognition in the main corridor.

Gift of $25,000 and above

Recognition in an indoor or outdoor learning space.

Gifts of $1,000 and above

Recognition on the donor wall.

Get in touch

We would be pleased to speak with you about how you can support student parents and their children at 91国产视频鈥檚 Vernon Campus.

Helen Jackman

Executive Director,
91国产视频 Foundation
hjackman@okanagan.bc.ca
250-215-6029

OC Foundation - Helen Jackman

Sasha Carter

Development Officer,
91国产视频 Foundation
scarter@okanagan.bc.ca
250-469-1594

Image of Sasha Carter

Michael Tindall

Chair, Sunflower Childcare
Campaign Fundraising Committee
bwgrp@shaw.ca
250-309-1969

Michael Tindall, wearing a suit jacket and blue button up shirt