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NL trades council donating $50K to new childcare centre in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

From left, Premier Dwight Ball, Newfoundland Labrador Building and Construction Trades Council executive director Darin King and Early Childhood Development Association vice president Colin O-Brien look over plans for a new childcare facility in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
From left, Premier Dwight Ball, Newfoundland Labrador Building and Construction Trades Council executive director Darin King and Early Childhood Development Association vice president Colin O-Brien look over plans for a new childcare facility in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, NL – The Newfoundland Labrador Building and Construction Trades Council (NLBCTC) has made a $50,000 funding commitment towards a new 7,000 square foot community childcare facility serving the Upper Lake Melville region.

The project is being undertaken by the Early Childhood Development Association (ECDA), a non-profit registered charity responsible for operation of two childcare centres in Happy Valley-Goose Bay – Pumpkin House Childcare Centre and Pumped Kidz After School Club.

“Our members remain supportive of families and communities throughout our province, so when we were presented with this opportunity to support a much need project, and give back to residents and communities of Labrador, we couldn’t have been more thrilled,” said NLBCTC executive director Darin King.

ECDA vice president Colin O’Brien thanked the council for their support on behalf of the parents and the organization’s board.

“The need for childcare in our community is real - we are currently at full capacity with an extensive waitlist,” he said.

“This contribution will support the construction of a new community childcare centre in late 2017, assisting in addressing our highest need areas for working aged parents seeking childcare services, while creating an inclusive and inviting atmosphere to assist program delivery by our staff.”

The provincial government announced over $440,000 in funding for the project Tuesday.

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