The Pembina Valley Day Care Centre's Manitou location received an operating grant for ten nursery school spaces, which the Executive Director said hadn't been funded for roughly the past five years.
"We do need that funding to keep this program financially responsible," said Executive Director of the Pembina Valley Child Care Centres Shauna Richards.
Richards said it's fantastic to receive this boost in funding.
The grant comes on the heels of the Provincial and Federal Government's announcement of a $47 million investment in early-learning and child-care spaces.
"I'm glad the Province has decided to help out this growing and vastly under-funded secure," said Richards. "I'm very excited about that."
The centre will receive $137 per year/per space for a total of $1,370.
Although the amount isn't huge, Richards said it still helps their bottom line.
One of the most important pieces of a daycare is the yard/playground area, Richards said, "We spend a lot of extra dollars on our playgrounds in both facilities."
The daycare space in Manitou is relatively new and Richards said there is a need for more playground equipment.