Local day care expands to accommodate 3-5 year olds

Summit Community Services Societyrecognized the need for a program for this age group to complement its other programs.

  • Jun. 3, 2013 8:00 a.m.
Gillian Snider-Cherpak (centre)

Gillian Snider-Cherpak (centre)

Summit Community Services Society, which has operated a wide range of social programs in Cranbrook for the past 40 years, expanded Little Summit Day Care recently. The day care now has a program for 3 – 5 year olds. The society recognized the need for a program for this age group to complement its other programs.

On Thursday last week, the society celebrated the opening of the expansion.

MLA Bill Bennett said that the day care is something that runs right along with the B.C. Liberal’s family first plan.

Mayor Wayne Stetski said as a parent years ago he knows who stressful it can be looking for daycare for your children.

“With the opening of the basement floor here you’ve made a lot of parents happy,” Stetski said. “The are 28 kids who are coming here now, and the parents of those kids are really appreciative of what you’re doing here.”

Little Summit Day Care has been operating an Infant Toddler program at the location since 2008. The society said that with the addition of the 3-5 year program, it can now provide a continuum of care from the birth of a child to around when they enter school.

The society attributes the successful completion of the expansion to the contributions and help of a number of funders and local contractors and suppliers.

The primary contractor for the project was New Dawn Developments.