After the threat of closing, Little Wings daycare is relocating thanks to help from the community.
Photo courtesy Little Wings Daycare Society
Little Wings daycare to re-open in Richmond
Published 1:46 PST, Thu January 30, 2020
Last Updated: 2:13 PDT, Wed May 12, 2021
Thanks to community partners and families, Richmond’s Little Wings Daycare Society will re-open this week.
Little Wings has been operating since 1991. It was originally sponsored by Air Canada, then called Canadian Airlines International.
Its former location was on leased Air Canada property near YVR Airport. Many children who attend Little Wings have parents who work for the Vancouver Airport Authority, airlines, or other airport-related organizations.
When its lease ended, forcing a move, Little Wings looked at facilities with fewer childcare spaces.
YVR, Air Canada, and the provincial government helped out, and Little Wings’ new daycare location offers 10 more spaces than the old location.
The daycare’s grand reopening event is happening at 4 p.m. today (Thursday) 3033 Templeton St. BC child care minister Katrina Chen will speak at the event.
Because of widespread community support, more parents will be able to access the affordable childcare they need.