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Nov 19, 2010


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New partnership opens doors to excellence in child care

CALGARY -The YWCA Child Care Centre at Bow Valley College (BVC) celebrated its grand opening today, showcasing its accredited child care centre. 

“It’s fitting that one day before the United Nation’s Universal Children’s Day, we are celebrating a new state-of-the-art facility that will provide enhanced child care to the College and broader community,” says Sharon Carry, President and CEO of Bow Valley College.

“The College’s experience in child care education, coupled with the YWCA of Calgary’s 100-year history of delivering exemplary family services, ensures our clients will receive outstanding child care for years to come.” 

The YWCA Child Care Centre at Bow Valley College is unique in that it will embrace the latest early learning curriculum and principles. BVC’s national and international award-winning Early Learning and Child Care program will use the facility and adjoining observation rooms as an applied training centre for its students and faculty. 

The YWCA of Calgary operates the child care centre, which received full accreditation in the fall.

“Achieving accreditation for each of our three child care centres, including this one at Bow Valley College, not only shows our leadership in child care in the community, but is a great way to mark our centennial,” says Arlene Adamson, Acting CEO of the YWCA of Calgary. 

“Over our 100-year history of serving women, we know that quality child care is crucial to women who are looking to further their careers, or who need to continue their careers to make ends meet,” says Adamson.

The Honourable Yvonne Fritz, Alberta’s Minister of Children and Youth Services, brought greetings from the province and also recognized the facility’s recent certification from the Accreditation of Early Learning and Care Services.

The Child Care Centre currently holds a maximum of 48 children and is open to the children of BVC students and employees, as well as the larger community.well as the larger community. 
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