Town council mulls modular daycare request for support
The Town of Drumheller has recently received a request for support from the Golden Hills School Division for the placement of a modular daycare centre at the Greentree School site.
“We’re very much just in the exploratory phase, and it’s depending on whether town council wishes to go ahead with the application,” says Greentree Principal Anne Morgan.
Paul Salvatore, director of Community Services for the town, had reported to council on Monday, May 11. Salvatore had said that Golden Hills School Division (GHSD) has expressed interest in completing the grant application which would cover the hard costs of the approximately $200,000 valued facility. Greentree School would have to cover the hook-up fees for the modular facil- ity, and GHSD would provide the land for the daycare.
“Having a daycare is an option for people that should be available,” says Greentree Principal Anne Morgan. “I’m all for it.” Morgan says that although Greentree would have nothing to do with the managing and operating of the daycare facility, there are good opportunities for partnerships between the school and daycare, and having a facility so close to Greentree would benefit children when they make the move up to elementary.
“There were 45 families that indicated they would use the daycare,” said Morgan, “it's not a firm commitment, but it certainly sounds like something that would be used within the community.” The questions on Salvatore’s mind is whether
The Town of Drumheller has received a request for support in the placement of a modular daycare facility at the Greentree Elementary School site, which would be funded by the Golden Hills School Division through grants.
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