The city was awarded the grant in May from the provincial government to complete renovations to the PCC to facilitate 91 new licensed childcare spaces and community programming.
The studio, expected to open in early 2022, will provide a new 3,269 square-foot childcare centre with outdoor play area, to be located within the town-owned community park.
“The students grappled with the loss of those unique personal involvements, but they came together and found ways to mobilize and make things happen despite the pandemic,” said Cheryl Cameron, practicum coordinator.
Parksville could be getting a new licensed childcare facility next year, if funding is successful.

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