VANCOUVER – The Dunbar-Queen Elizabeth After School Care Society is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a licensed child-care facility. Vancouver-Quilchena MLA Andrew Wilkinson presented the facility with a Child Care Legacy Award to recognize its four decades of service to the community.

Since 1975, the facility has been serving the Dunbar area of Vancouver, providing after school care for children aged 5-12. The facility’s staff create a nurturing environment that prepares children for future success by encouraging learning through play. Children participate in activities such as sports, art, photography and reading, and interact with different ages to build teamwork and communication skills.

“At Queen Elizabeth Daycare, we provide a nurturing environment for positive interactions between the children through cultivating mutual respect for other people’s ways of being,” said Michele Bailey, Supervisor of the Dunbar-Queen Elizabeth After School Care facility. “We foster creativity, problem solving, self motivation, confidence and co-operation in a safe and playful learning atmosphere.”

As part of Child Care Month celebrations in B.C., the Child Care Legacy Awards are being presented to 22 licensed child-care facilities, each with more than 40 years of service to children and families in their communities.

There are approximately 5,000 licensed child-care facilities in communities throughout B.C. These organizations, and the caring, committed staff they employ, play an important role in supporting healthy early childhood development.

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